How To Start Drafting A Modular Home

with Express Modular

Modular Construction of a new West Columbia dwelling will demand sizeable and specific planning which needs to be carried out at the beginning of your project strategy. Your new home is going to comply with all local building codes but you will need to arrange for the boundary line locations, and have virtually all local construction permits. Moreover, you will have to establish soil type and conditions, water table as well as frost line in order to develop your design.

Your preparation needs to incorporate buying the real estate as well as pinpointing where to set the building on the property. As the property owner, you also need to create a plan for construction of the perimeter foundation wall structure, which has to be perfectly aligned to be able to support the modular home when installed. One critical item of your plan will be to have a thirty-foot diameter area placed near the perimeter foundation that is totally free of trees and wires that is completely level in order to place the building crane employed to set all of the components on the footing.

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Designing Your Modular Home

The design of your new modular home starts by determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your construction location. These need to be incorporated during the structure from the outset, as well as employed in any engineering step of your design. You’ll want layouts for your attached garages, porches or outdoor patios as they are not an element of the modular home design. is significant for you to list what you want to design into the home so it can be determined that these can be incorporated into the design.

There is no limit to the size of of your design using modular homes; currently we see variations as big as 1500 to 3000 sq ft built in 32 segments, with the common range from 4 to 6 thousand square feet within 10 to 12 sections. Each house plan Express Modular offers are built in this way, including our modular log homes and our many green home options.

After the construction of your modules is completed and they’re transported to your home location we start the crucial stage of the home’s installation – the setting of the components by the installation crew utilizing construction crane equipment. When these are installed, the last step of your installment is the finishing installing utilities, painting, installation of the flooring, as well as the create of your equipment. Cleansing and tests ensures all things are in good working order and the last inspections as well as occupancy permits can be completed. Normally, all the outer perimeter drive way, porches, walks as well as patio decking are set up to complete the project and then the house is set for moving in.


Green Modular Home Construction

Express Modular homes are constructed “greener” and are more energy-efficient when compared with classic residences of the past. The insulation and additional supplies used in manufacturing are designed into the home right from the start. Energy-efficient appliances seem to be standard and using upgrades,your home becomes more green. Both climate-control production setting and recycled materials offer further possibilities for a sustainable residence. With low-flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, the question of green modular homes is easy. 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

All the insulation and other elements included in production are designed into the residence right from the start. Energy efficient appliances will be traditional and, with upgrades,your home can become even more green. Both climate control manufacturing environment as well as recycled materials offer added possibilities for a sustainable abode. With low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your green modular home environment is completed.

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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)
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