How to Start A Modular Home

with Express Modular

With modular construction, your new Durham dwelling will need substantive and thoughtful investigation which needs to be finished early in the project process. Your new residence will conform to all building codes but you will still need to plan for the perimeter line settings, and obtain virtually all local building permits. Furthermore, you will have to find out soil type and conditions, water table and frost line in an effort to produce your new design.

Your planning needs to feature buying the property and choosing where to established the building on the site. As the property owner, you also need to develop a plan for the construction of the perimeter foundation wall, which has to be completely square in order to support the modular home upon arrival. One particular vital item of your program would be to plan a 30-foot diameter area located in close proximity to the perimeter foundation that is free from trees and wires that’s perfectly level in order to place the building crane used to set in place all the modules around the foundation.

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Designing A New Modular Home

The design of your new modular home will begin with establishing the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your construction location. These need to be utilized within the layout from the outset, and built into the engineering phase of your design. You’ll need designs for your attached garages, porches or outside patios since they are not a part of the modular home plan. is vital that you catalog what you want to plan for your residence so it can be established that these can be included into your plan.

There are no limits to the size of to the plan using modular homes; currently we see layouts as big as 1500 to 3000 sq . ft . constructed in 32 segments, with your common range between 4,000 to 6,000 square feet within ten to twelve components. All of the home designs Express Modular makes available are constructed in this way, including our log homes and our many green home options.

After the construction of your sections is completed and they are brought to your home location we begin the crucial phase of the home’s assembly – the placing of the components by the installation crew employing construction crane equipment. When they are positioned, the last step of your installation is the finishing the installation of utilities, painting, installation of the floor coverings, along with the set-up of your home appliances. Cleaning and tests ensures everything is in good working order and the remaining home inspections as well as occupancy permits will be secured. Normally, the outer perimeter entrance, patios, walks along with decking are installed to complete the work and the house is ready for moving in.


The Green Modular Home

Express Modular residences are made “greener” and are more energy-efficient than classic residences in the past. All the insulating material and additional resources included in production are manufactured in the home from inception. Energy efficient appliances are traditional and using upgrades,your home will become even more eco-friendly. The climate control manufacturing setting as well as re-cycled components give added options for an enviro-friendly home. Using low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, deciding on green modular homes shouldn’t be too difficult. 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 insulation and other resources employed in manufacturing are manufactured into the home right from the start. Energy-efficient home appliances seem to be standard and using upgrades,your residence becomes more eco-friendly. Both climate-control production setting and recycled supplies provide additional possibilities for an environmentally friendly home. Using low-flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, choosing green modular homes shouldn’t be too difficult.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

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