Building A Modular Home

with Express Modular

Modular Construction of your own Charleston dwelling requires essential and specific planning which needs to be carried out at the start of your project process. Your new dwelling will conform to all local building code requirements but you will still need to arrange for the boundary line settings, and obtain virtually all usual building permits. On top of that, you must ascertain soil type and conditions, water table and frost line in an effort to create the new design.

The preparation must feature acquiring the real estate and choosing where you should established the structure within the property. Being the property owner, you will need to also create a plan for development of a perimeter foundation wall, that needs to be perfectly square in order to support the modules upon arrival. One critical item of your program would be to plan a thirty-foot diameter area located close to the foundation that is free from trees and wires that’s completely level so that you can place the building crane used to set components constantly in place on the footing.

Rick Hawkins Modular Home Consultant

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Designing Your Modular Home

Design for a new modular home will begin by determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your construction site. These need to be integrated within the layout from the outset, and employed in the engineering phase of your plan. You will need designs for any attached car ports, verandas or outdoor patios since they are not an element of the modular home plan. is very important that you catalog what you need to design for your residence so it can be determined that these can be incorporated into the design.

There is no limit to the square footage to the plan using modular homes; currently we see layouts as big as 1500 to 3000 sq ft built in Thirty two components, with your common range between 4,000 to 6,000 sq ft in ten to twelve components. Each home design Express Modular sells are created this way, including our log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

When the construction of the sections is finished and they’re transported to your property location we start the key step of your home’s installation – the setting of your modules by the assembly team employing construction crane gear. Once they’re placed, the final phase of your installation is the finishing the installation of utilities, painting, installation of all the floor coverings, as well as the set-up of your home appliances. Cleansing top to bottom and tests ensures everything is in excellent condition and the final inspections as well as occupancy permits will be completed. Generally, all the outer perimeter driveway, patios, walks and decking are installed to finish the work and the house is ready for occupancy.


Building Green

Express Modular homes are designed “greener” and are usually more energy-efficient when compared with conventional residences of the past. The insulating material as well as additional supplies included in manufacturing are built in the house from inception. Energy efficient home appliances are common and using upgrades,your residence can become even more eco-friendly. The climate-control manufacturing environment and reclaimed components give additional possibilities for a sustainable residence. By using 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 Green Ratings

The insulating material and additional supplies used in production are built into the home right from inception. Energy-efficient home appliances seem to be common and with upgrades,your home will become even more eco-friendly. Both climate-control production setting and re-cycled supplies offer added opportunities for an environmentally friendly abode. By using low flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your totally green modular home environment is complete.

We Manufacture Modular Homes in Charleston

What Our Customers are Saying:

Our modular log home was easier than we ever could’ve thought. We look forward to years of family gatherings in our new log home.Mark (Asheville, NC)
Our agent was easy to work with and he helped us with loads of suggestions we never even considered. Express Modular really came through. Thanks!Cameron (Xenia, OH)
We love our new home. Thank you for making our dreams come true!Sandra & Dave (Little Rock, AR)
We’d looked over many designs from many builders and the options and prices on a prefabricated home were unbeatable.Nancy & Jim (Lubbock, TX)