How to Plan A Modular Home

with Express Modular

Modular Construction of your new Houston abode will demand significant and thoughtful planning that must be accomplished early in the project strategy. Your new home will definitely comply with all local building codes but you’ll need to prepare for the perimeter line locations, and obtain virtually all normal building permits. In addition, you will have to find out soil type and conditions, water table and frost line to be able to produce the new design.

Your planning must include obtaining the property or home as well as pinpointing where you can established the building on the site. Being the property owner, you must also create a plan for development of a perimeter foundation wall structure, that must be perfectly aligned in order to support the modules when installed. One particular crucial item of the program is to have a 30-foot diameter space positioned in close proximity to the perimeter foundation that is free from trees and wires that is perfectly level in order to position the building crane employed to set in place the components constantly in place on the footing.

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Creating A New Modular Home

Design for a new modular home starts with determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your building location. All of these need to be integrated in the design from the beginning, as well as employed in the engineering phase of your plan. You’ll need designs for any attached garages, 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 plan into the home so that it can be determined that these will be included into the design.

There are no limits to the size of to the design using modular homes; presently we see designs as big as 1500 to 3000 sq . ft . built in 32 segments, with the common range from four to six thousand square feet within ten to twelve sections. Each house plan Express Modular makes available are created in this way, including our modular log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

Beginning Install of A New Modular Dwelling

Once the assembly of the modules is complete and they are transported to your building site we start the important phase of your installation – the placing of your components by the assembly crew using construction crane equipment. When these are positioned, the final stage of the installment will be the finishing of installing utilities, painting, installation of the floors, as well as the set-up of the home appliances. Cleansing and tests ensures all aspects are in excellent working order and that the final home inspections and occupancy permits can be secured. Generally, all the outer perimeter entrance, patios, walks along with patio decking are set up to finish the work and the residence is ready for occupancy.


Going Green in Home Building

Express Modular residences are constructed “greener” and are usually even more energy-efficient compared to classic homes in the past. About 50 regional or national green home labeling programs around the country. Though these programs and organizations approach eco-friendly building in their own way, they all offer important resources for further study.

All the insulation and other resources included in manufacturing are built into the residence right from the start. Energy-efficient appliances are traditional and using upgrades,your residence will become even more green. Both climate-control production setting and recycled materials offer added possibilities for an environmentally friendly house. Using low flow fittings on faucets, shower heads and sinks, the question of green modular homes is easy.

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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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