How to Start Your Own Modular Home

with Express Modular

With modular construction, a new Hartland residence will require considerable and thoughtful planning that needs to be finished at the outset of the project process. Your abode will certainly comply with all of the local building code requirements but you’ll still need to arrange for the perimeter line settings, and obtain virtually all local construction permits. In addition, you must identify soil type and conditions, water table and frost line in order to create your new design.

The preparation needs to involve obtaining the property or home and pinpointing where you should established the house on the property. As the owner, you also need to develop a plan for construction of a perimeter foundation wall, which needs to be properly square in order to support the modules upon arrival. One vital item of the plan would be to plan a thirty-foot diameter area placed near the foundation and clear of trees and wires which is completely level in order to position the construction crane used to set in place all the components around the footing.

Kent Stichter Modular Home Consultant

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Planning A New Modular Home

Design for your new modular home starts with determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of the construction location. These need to be integrated in the layout from the outset, as well as built into any engineering step of the plan. You’ll need layouts for your attached car ports, porches or decks as they’re not an element of the modular home plan. It is important for you to list what you want to design for your residence so it can be determined that these can be incorporated in your plan.

There are no limits to the square footage to the plan using modular homes; presently we see layouts as large as 1500 to 3000 sq . ft . constructed in Thirty-two modules, with your common range from 4 to 6 thousand square feet within 10 to 12 sections. Each home design Express Modular offers are designed this way, including our modular log homes and our many green home options.

Beginning Install of The Modular Home

After the construction of your sections is done and they’re transported to your home location we begin the important stage of your home’s installation – the placing of your components by the installation crew utilizing construction crane equipment. Once they’re installed, the final stage of your installation is the completing installing utilities, painting, installing all the flooring, along with the installation of your appliances. Cleansing top to bottom and tests makes sure all aspects are in excellent working order and that the last inspections and occupancy permits can be secured. Normally, the outer perimeter entrance, patios, paths and decks are installed to complete the work and then the house is set for moving in.


Green Modular Home Construction

Express Modular properties are made “greener” and are even more energy efficient compared to classic homes of the past. The heat retaining material and other elements employed in production are built in the your home from the start. Energy-efficient appliances are standard and using upgrades,your residence can become more green. Both climate-control manufacturing environment as well as reclaimed materials give added opportunities for a sustainable home. By using low flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your green modular home environment is completed. 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 insulating material and additional resources used in production are manufactured into the your home from inception. Energy efficient home appliances seem to be traditional and with upgrades,your home becomes even more green. The climate control production environment and reclaimed supplies give added opportunities for an environmentally friendly residence. By using low-flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, choosing green modular homes is a no-brainer.

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