How to Plan A Modular Home

with Express Modular

With modular construction, your new Panama City abode will need significant and thoughtful planning that needs to be finished early in process. Your home is going to comply with all of the local building code requirements but you’ll need to arrange for the border line settings, and obtain all local building permits. Furthermore, you must find out soil type and conditions, water table and frost line so as to develop your new design.

The preparation needs to include acquiring the ownership of the site and deciding where you can established your house within the property. Being the owner, you will need to also develop a plan for construction of a perimeter foundation wall structure, that must be correctly aligned in order to support the modular home when installed. One essential item of the program is to plan a thirty-foot diameter area positioned near the foundation that is clear of trees and wires that is perfectly level in order to position the building crane employed to set in place modules in position around the footing.

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Planning Your Modular Home

Design for a new modular home starts with ascertaining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of the construction site. All of these need to be integrated in the design from the start, and incorporated into the engineering step in the plan. You will want layouts for any attached garage areas, porches or outside patios since they are not an element of the modular home plan. is very important for you to list what you want to design for your residence so it can be determined that these will be incorporated in your plan.

There is no limit to the square footage to the plan with modular homes; presently we see variations as large as 1500 to 3000 sq . ft . constructed in Thirty-two components, with your common range between four to six thousand square feet within ten to twelve components. All of the home designs Express Modular offers are created this way, including our modular log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

Beginning Install of A New Modular Home

Once the assembly of your modules is complete and they are transported to your home location we begin the crucial phase of your home’s assembly – the placing of the sections by the installation team utilizing construction crane gear. Once these are installed, the final stage of your installation is the completing installing utilities, painting, installing the floors, and the create of the appliances. Cleaning top to bottom and tests makes sure everything is in good condition and that the last inspections and occupancy permits will be completed. Generally, the external perimeter driveway, porches, paths and patio decking are set up to complete the project and then the home is ready for occupancy.


Building Green

Express Modular properties are constructed “greener” and are usually even more energy-efficient as compared to traditional residences in the past. All the insulation as well as other supplies used in production are built in the house from inception. Energy efficient appliances seem to be standard and using upgrades,your home will become even more green. Both climate-control production environment and recycled supplies provide additional options for a sustainable residence. Using low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, deciding on green modular homes is easy. There are nearly 50 green home labeling programs all around the U.S. Though these programs and organizations approach eco-friendly homebuilding in their own way, they all offer relatively good elements.

All the insulation and other materials included in production are built into the house from inception. Energy efficient home appliances seem to be common and, using upgrades,your residence can become even more eco-friendly. Both climate-control manufacturing setting and reclaimed components provide additional opportunities for a sustainable abode. By using low-flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, deciding on green modular homes shouldn’t be too difficultto make.

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