Building A Modular Home in Columbia

with Express Modular

Modular Construction of your new Columbia dwelling will need considerable and thoughtful preparation which should be accomplished early in the project strategy. Your residence will definitely conform to all local building codes but you will need to arrange for the border line locations, and obtain all construction permits. Additionally, you need to identify soil type and conditions, water table and frost line so as to produce your design.

Your planning must include buying the property or home and determining where to established the house within the site. Being the owner, you will need to also create a plan for building of a perimeter foundation wall, which has to be perfectly square in order to support the modular home when installed. One essential item of your plan is to have a 30-foot diameter space situated near the foundation and free from trees and wires that’s completely level so that you can position the construction crane used to set in place all of the modules on the foundation.

Don Beck Modular Home Consultant

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Creating A New Modular Home

The design of a new modular home starts by establishing the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of the development site. These need to be incorporated in the layout from the beginning, and included in the engineering phase of your plan. You’ll want layouts for your attached car ports, verandas or decks as they are not an element of the modular home design. is very important that you catalog what you need to design into the home so it can be determined that these will be incorporated in your design.

There is no limit to the size of to the plan with modular homes; currently we see variations as large as 1500 to 3000 sq ft built in 32 modules, with your common range between 4 to 6 thousand sq ft in 10 to 12 sections. All of the home designs Express Modular provides are created in this way, including our log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

After the construction of your modules is finished and they are brought to your building site we start the crucial step of your home’s installation – the setting of your sections by the installation team using construction crane gear. Once these are positioned, the last phase of your set up would be the finishing of the installation of utilities, painting, installation of all the floor coverings, and the set-up of the equipment. Cleaning and testing ensures all things are in proper working order and that the last home inspections as well as occupancy permits will be completed. Normally, all the external perimeter driveway, patios, paths and decks are installed to finish the work and the home is ready for occupancy.


Your Green Modular Home

Express Modular homes are constructed “greener” and are usually even more energy efficient than traditional residences in the past. The insulating material as well as additional supplies included in manufacturing are manufactured in the home right from inception. Energy efficient appliances will be traditional and, with upgrades,your residence becomes more green. Both climate control manufacturing setting as well as recycled supplies offer further opportunities for an enviro-friendly residence. With low-flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, choosing green modular homes is a no-brainer. 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: NAHB GreenHome Ratings

All the heat retaining material and additional resources employed in production are built into the your home from the start. Energy-efficient appliances will be traditional and, using upgrades,your home can become even more eco-friendly. Both climate control production setting as well as recycled components provide added possibilities for a sustainable residence. Using low-flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, the question of green modular homes is easy.

We Manufacture Modular Homes in Columbia

What Our Customers Are Saying

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