Building A Modular Home in Ames

with Express Modular

With modular construction, your own Ames home will require significant and thoughtful preparation that needs to be completed at the outset of process. Your abode will certainly conform to all of the local building codes but you’ll still need to arrange for the boundary line settings, and obtain all local building permits. On top of that, you will need to identify soil type and conditions, water table along with frost line for you to develop the design.

Your planning needs to incorporate acquiring the real estate and determining the best place to established the structure on the site. Being the owner, you also need to develop a plan for the development of the perimeter foundation wall, that must be properly square in order to support the modular home when installed. One essential item of your plan will be to plan a thirty-foot diameter area positioned near the perimeter foundation and free from trees and wires that is completely level in order to position the construction crane utilized to set all the modules on the footing.

Don Beck Modular Home Consultant

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Designing Your Modular Home

The design of your new modular home will begin by determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your development site. All of these must be integrated during the layout from the start, and built into the engineering phase of the design. When planning a modular home, you will want layouts for your attached garages, verandas or outside patios as they are not a part of the modular home plan. It is important for you to list what you want to plan for your residence so it can be established that these can be included in your design.

There is no limit to the size of to the design using modular homes; at present we see designs as large as 1500 to 3000 square feet constructed in 32 components, with the common range from four to six thousand square feet in 10 to 12 components. Each house plan Express Modular makes available are designed this way, including our modular log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

Beginning Install of A New Prefabricated Home

After the construction of the sections is finished and they are delivered to your home location we begin the key stage of the home’s assembly – the setting of your modules by the assembly crew employing construction crane equipment. As soon as these are positioned, the final phase of your set up will be the finishing the installation of utilities, painting, installation of all the floor coverings, and the installation of your home appliances. Cleansing and tests makes certain all things are in proper condition and the last inspections and occupancy permits will be completed. Usually, all the external perimeter drive way, patios, paths and decking are set up to finish the work and the residence is ready for moving in.


Building Green

Express Modular residences are built “greener” and are usually more energy-efficient as compared to traditional households of 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: National Assoc of Home Builders Green Ratings

All the insulation as well as other elements used in production are built in the home from inception. Energy efficient home appliances seem to be traditional and, using upgrades,your home will become more green. The climate-control production environment and recycled components give further possibilities for an environmentally friendly home. With low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, the question of green modular homes shouldn’t be too difficult.

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