How to Plan Your Own Modular Home

with Express Modular

With modular construction, your brand-new Abbeville abode will need significant and thoughtful investigation that should be carried out at the outset of your project process. Your new abode will comply with all of the local building code requirements but you will still need to plan for the border line settings, and obtain virtually all local building permits. In addition, you will have to determine soil type and conditions, water table and frost line in an effort to produce the design.

Your preparation should incorporate purchasing property as well as deciding where to set the building on the site. As the owner, you must also develop a plan for construction of a perimeter foundation wall, which needs to be properly square to be able to support the modular home when installed. One vital item of your plan is to have a 30-foot diameter area located close to the foundation and totally free of trees and wires that’s perfectly level so that you can position the building crane used to set in place the actual components in position around the foundation.

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Designing A New Modular Home

The design of a new modular home starts by ascertaining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of the construction site. These must be incorporated during the structure from the start, and employed in any engineering phase of the plan. You’ll want designs for any attached garages, verandas or outside patios as they are not an element of the modular home design. is significant that you list what you want to design into the home so it can be determined that these can be included into your design.

There is no limit to the size of of your plan with modular homes; at present there are variations as large as 1500 to 3000 sq ft constructed in 32 segments, with your common range between 4,000 to 6,000 square feet in 10 to 12 modules. All of the home designs Express Modular offers are designed this way, including our modular log homes and our many green home options.

Installation of The New Construction

When the assembly of your modules is completed and they are transported to your home location we start the crucial step of your home’s assembly – the placing of your modules by the assembly team employing construction crane gear. When these are installed, the final step of your installment would be the finishing of installing utilities, painting, installing all the floor coverings, along with the installation of the appliances. Cleaning and testing ensures all things are in proper condition and that the remaining inspections as well as occupancy permits can be completed. Normally, all the outer perimeter drive way, patios, paths along with decking are set up to complete the work and the home is set for occupancy.


Green Modular Home Construction

Express Modular residences are designed “greener” and are usually even more energy efficient as compared to conventional homes of the past. The insulation as well as additional materials used in manufacturing are designed into the house from the start. Energy efficient appliances are standard and using upgrades,your residence can become more green. Both climate control manufacturing setting and re-cycled components give added options for an enviro-friendly house. Using low-flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, the question of green modular homes is a no-brainer. There are many national and regional green building labeling programs throughout the country that all provide varied elements of green building techniques. Follow this link to learn more: Green Home Rating Comparison

All the insulation and additional resources employed in production are manufactured into the your home from inception. Energy efficient appliances seem to be standard and with upgrades,your residence can become more green. The climate-control production environment and recycled materials give added possibilities for an enviro-friendly home. Using low-flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your green modular home environment is completed.

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What Our Customers are Saying:

Our modular log home was easier than we ever could’ve thought. We look forward to years of family gatherings in our new log home.Mark (Asheville, NC)
Our agent was easy to work with and he helped us with loads of suggestions we never even considered. Express Modular really came through. Thanks!Cameron (Xenia, OH)
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