What’s Needed When Planning Your Own Modular Home

with Express Modular

With modular construction, your new Danville home will require essential and specific preparation which needs to be carried out at the beginning of the project strategy. Your new dwelling will certainly conform to all of the local building code requirements but you will still need to plan for the boundary line locations, and obtain all local construction permits. On top of that, you will have to ascertain soil type and conditions, water table along with frost line so as to create your design.

Your planning ought to incorporate purchasing ownership of the site along with pinpointing where to established the building within the property. As the owner, you must also develop a plan for the building of a perimeter foundation wall, that has to be properly square so as to support the modules upon arrival. One vital piece of your program will be to plan a thirty-foot diameter area located near the foundation that is devoid of trees and wires which is completely level in order to place the construction crane utilized to set in place the components in position around the footing.

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Designing A New Modular Home

Design for your new modular home will start with determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of your construction site. All of these have to be utilized within the layout from the beginning, and integrated into the engineering step of your design. You’ll need layouts for your attached car ports, porches or outside patios since they are not part of the modular home design. is very important for you to catalog what you want to plan into the home so that it can be established that these can be incorporated in the design.

There are no limits to the square footage to the plan using modular homes; presently there are layouts as large as 1500 to 3000 sq ft constructed in 32 components, with your common range between four to six thousand sq ft in 10 to 12 modules. Each house plan Express Modular offers are constructed this way, including our log homes and our many enviro-friendly home options.

Once the assembly of your modules is done and they are transported to your property site we start the key phase of your home’s assembly – the setting of the sections by the installation crew employing construction crane gear. When these are placed, the final stage of the set up is the completion of installing utilities, painting, installing all the floors, along with the create of your equipment. Cleaning and tests makes sure all things are in proper working order and that the last inspections and occupancy permits can be completed. Normally, all the outer perimeter drive way, porches, walks as well as decks are set up to complete the work and the residence is ready for occupancy.


Going Green in Home Building

Express Modular residences are made “greener” and are usually even more energy-efficient as compared to traditional homes of the past. 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.

The insulating material as well as additional elements used in manufacturing are manufactured into the residence from inception. Energy-efficient appliances seem to be standard and using upgrades,your home can become even more green. The climate-control manufacturing environment and recycled supplies give further opportunities for a sustainable abode. By using low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your totally 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)
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)
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