Building A Modular Home

with Express Modular

With modular construction, a new Santa Fe residence requires substantive and thoughtful preparation which needs to be completed at the beginning of your project strategy. Your new residence is going to conform to all of the local building code requirements but you’ll need to prepare for the border line locations, and obtain virtually all normal construction permits. Furthermore, you need to establish soil type and conditions, water table as well as frost line in an effort to develop the design.

The planning needs to incorporate buying the property as well as identifying where you should established the building on the property. Being the property owner, you will need to also develop a plan for development of a perimeter foundation wall structure, that must be perfectly aligned so as to support the modular home upon arrival. One critical item of your plan would be to plan a thirty-foot diameter space placed close to the foundation and free from trees and wires which is perfectly level so that you can place the construction crane employed to set modules in position around the foundation.

Don Beck Modular Home Consultant

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Designing A New Modular Home

Design for your new modular home will start by ascertaining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your development site. All of these have to be integrated during the structure from the beginning, and employed in any engineering step in the design. When planning a modular home, you will want designs for your attached car ports, porches or outside patios since they are not part of the modular home plan. It is essential for you to list what you want to plan for your residence so it can be established that these will be incorporated in your design.

There are no limits to the square footage of your plan using modular homes; presently we see variations as large as 1500 to 3000 square feet constructed in 32 modules, with your typical range between four to six thousand sq ft within 10 to 12 sections. Each home design Express Modular offers are constructed in this way, including our modular log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

After the construction of the sections is done and they’re transported to your building site we begin the crucial step of the assembly – the placing of your modules by the installation crew using construction crane gear. Once these are placed, the last step of your installment would be the finishing installing utilities, painting, installing all the floors, and the set-up of the appliances. Cleaning top to bottom and tests makes certain all aspects are in good working order and that the last home inspections and occupancy permits can be completed. Normally, all the outer perimeter drive way, porches, walks along with decks are installed to complete the work and then the house is ready for moving in.


Building Green

Express Modular residences are built “greener” and are usually more energy-efficient compared to conventional 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 as well as additional elements used in production are manufactured into the residence right from inception. Energy-efficient appliances seem to be standard and, with upgrades,your residence becomes more eco-friendly. The climate control production setting as well as reclaimed materials offer additional options for an environmentally friendly residence. By using low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, deciding on green modular homes shouldn’t be too difficult.

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