How to Start Today’s Modular Home

with Express Modular

Modular Building of your own Nashville residence requires considerable and specific preparation that must be finished at the beginning of strategy. Your dwelling will definitely comply with all local building code requirements but you will need to prepare for the perimeter line locations, and have virtually all building permits. Moreover, you will have to find out soil type and conditions, water table along with frost line so that you can create your new design.

Your planning should incorporate purchasing property and choosing the best place to set the structure on the property. Being the property owner, you will need to also establish a plan for the development of the perimeter foundation wall structure, that needs to be correctly square to be able to support the modular home when installed. One particular vital item of the program will be to plan a thirty-foot diameter area positioned in close proximity to the perimeter foundation that is clear of trees and wires which is completely level in order to place the building crane employed to set in place components constantly in place around the footing.

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Planning A New Modular Home

Design for a new modular home will start by determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your building site. These need to be integrated during the layout from the start, as well as built into any engineering step of your plan. You will need designs for any attached garage areas, verandas or decks as they’re not a part of the modular home design. It is important for you to list what you want to plan into the home so it can be established that these will be incorporated into the plan.

There is no limit to the size of to the plan using modular homes; presently there are designs as big as 1500 to 3000 sq ft built in 32 segments, with your common range between four to six thousand square feet in 10 to 12 modules. All of the home designs Express Modular sells are created in this way, including our log homes and our many green home options.

Installation of Your New Construction

When the assembly of the modules is complete and they’re transported to your home location we begin the important stage of your installation – the placing of the components by the assembly crew utilizing construction crane gear. Once they are positioned, the last phase of the installment will be the finishing installing utilities, painting, installation of all the flooring, and the installation of the equipment. Cleaning top to bottom and testing makes certain all things are in excellent working order and the remaining home inspections and occupancy permits will be completed. Normally, all the outer perimeter drive way, porches, walks and decks are set up to finish the work and then the house is ready for moving in.


Building Green

Express Modular residences are made “greener” and are usually more energy efficient compared to conventional residences of the past. There are nearly fifty regional and national green home labeling programs around the country. While these programs and organizations approach eco-friendly construction in their own way, each incorporates important resources for further study.

All the heat retaining material as well as other materials used in manufacturing are designed into the house right from the start. Energy-efficient appliances will be traditional and, using upgrades,your residence becomes more green. Both climate control manufacturing environment as well as reusable materials offer further opportunities for a sustainable house. By using low-flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, deciding on green modular homes is a no-brainer.

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