How to Design Your Own Modular Home

with Express Modular

With modular construction, your own San Jose abode requires substantial and specific preparation which should be accomplished at the beginning of the project process. Your new home will comply with all of the local building codes but you will need to plan for the perimeter line settings, and obtain virtually all local construction permits. Moreover, you will have to determine soil type and conditions, water table and frost line in an effort to produce the new design.

The preparation must incorporate acquiring the real estate and identifying the best place to set the house on the property. Being the property owner, you also need to establish a plan for the construction of a perimeter foundation wall, that needs to be completely aligned to be able to support the modules when installed. One critical piece of the plan is to plan a 30-foot diameter space situated in close proximity to the perimeter foundation that is totally free of trees and wires that is completely level to be able to position the building crane employed to set all the modules in position around the foundation.

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Designing Your Modular Home

The design of your new modular home will start by determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your construction location. All of these need to be utilized within the layout from the outset, and employed in any engineering step of the plan. When planning a modular home, you will want designs for your attached garage areas, verandas or outside patios as they are not an element of the modular home design. is very important for you to list what you want to design for your residence so that it can be established that these can be included in the design.

There is no limit to the size of to the plan using modular homes; at present there are designs as large as 1500 to 3000 square feet constructed in Thirty two components, with the common range from four to six thousand square feet in ten to twelve modules. All of the home designs Express Modular sells are created in this way, including our log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

Installation of The New Modular Construction

After the construction of your sections is completed and they’re delivered to your property site we begin the key step of the assembly – the placing of the components by the installation crew utilizing construction crane gear. Once they are installed, the last stage of your installment will be the completion of the installation of utilities, painting, installation of the flooring, and the set-up of the home appliances. Cleansing top to bottom and tests makes certain everything is in excellent condition and that the last inspections and occupancy permits can be completed. Normally, all the outer perimeter driveway, porches, paths along with patio decking are set up to complete the project and the residence is ready for occupancy.


Green Modular Home Construction

Express Modular homes are constructed “greener” and are usually even more energy efficient than classic homes in the past. 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

The heat retaining material and additional elements employed in manufacturing are built in the house right from inception. Energy-efficient home appliances will be standard and with upgrades,your home can become even more green. The climate-control manufacturing setting as well as reclaimed components give additional possibilities for an environmentally friendly abode. With low flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, choosing green modular homes shouldn’t be too difficult.

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