How to Start Today’s Modular Home

with Express Modular

Modular Building of your own Iowa City abode requires substantial and specific investigation that should be carried out at the start of your project process. Your residence will comply with all of the local building codes but you’ll still need to prepare for the perimeter line locations, and have virtually all building permits. Additionally, you will need to find out soil type and conditions, water table along with frost line in order to produce the new design.

The planning should incorporate obtaining the ownership of the site and identifying where to established the structure within the site. As the owner, you will need to also establish a plan for the development of a perimeter foundation wall structure, which needs to be properly aligned to be able to support the modules when installed. One particular critical piece of your program will be to have a 30-foot diameter space placed close to the foundation and free from trees and wires that is perfectly level so that you can place the construction crane employed to set in place modules around the footing.

Don Beck Modular Home Consultant

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Designing Your Modular Home

Design for a new modular home will begin with ascertaining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your construction location. These must be utilized in the design from the outset, as well as included in the engineering phase of your plan. When planning a modular home, you will want layouts for any attached car ports, verandas or decks since they are not part of the modular home plan. It is important that you catalog what you want to plan for your residence so it can be determined that these can be included into your design.

There are no limits to the square footage to the plan with modular homes; at present there are designs as big as 1500 to 3000 sq . ft . constructed in 32 components, with the common range between 4,000 to 6,000 square feet in ten to twelve modules. All of the home designs Express Modular makes available are created this way, including our modular log homes and our many green home options.

When the assembly of your modules is done and they are transported to your building site we start the important stage of the installation – the placing of the modules by the installation crew utilizing construction crane equipment. As soon as they are positioned, the final stage of the installment will be the completion of installing utilities, painting, installing all the floors, as well as the create of the home appliances. Cleaning top to bottom and testing makes certain all aspects are in proper working order and the last inspections as well as occupancy permits can be secured. Commonly, the outer perimeter entrance, porches, walks and decking are installed to finish the project and the home is set for occupancy.


Going Green in Home Building

Express Modular residences are designed “greener” and are usually more energy efficient compared to traditional homes in the past. Approximately fifty green home labeling programs around the country offer interesting and important aspects to building green. Check them out to see if one can help provide you more information.

All the heat retaining material as well as other elements used in manufacturing are designed in the house from inception. Energy-efficient home appliances seem to be common and with upgrades,your home becomes even more green. The climate-control production environment as well as reusable materials offer additional opportunities for an enviro-friendly house. By using low-flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, the question of green modular homes is easy.

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