Modular Housing

Why are builders using Modular Housing?

Modular housing is quickly becoming one of the hottest and fastest growing sectors of the construction industry.

Looking to avoid untimely weather delays, quality control problems and fluctuating and unpredictable material costs and skilled labor shortages, more and more home-builders and developers are turning to factory-built construction to expand their market and get a head-start on their competition.

Today’s modular housing is better than ever. On-time and volume purchasing enables manufacturers to help provide the consumer with amenity-filled homes at a reduced cost to you- the builder developer. Design flexibilty allows for modular construction to be used for a range of housing types, including both single and multi-family uses. Using modular housing can also drastically reduce the development cycle time, and building homes in a quality-controlled factory environment with a reliable workforce enables you to deliver homes year round!

Benefits

– All aspects of the construction process are controlled.
– The weather doesn’t interfere with construction and cause delays. Also inventory is better controlled and materials are protected from theft and weather-related damage.
– All technicians, craftsmen and assemblers are on the same team and professionally supervised.
– All construction materials, as well as interior features and appliances are purchased in volume for additional savings.
– Cost of interim construction financing is significantly reduced or eliminated.
– Modular homes are financed using conventional mortgage products, and are viewed exactly the same as site-built homes in construction codes and zoning laws.
– All aspects of construction are continually inspected by not one, but several, inspectors.
– Modular homes come with all the features that you would find in a site-built home. Modular homes can even be custom built to your preferences using the latest in computer-assisted design.

Definitions

Modular means as method of construction that utilizes pre-engineered, factory-fabricated structures in three dimensional sections that are transported to a job site, assembled and finished.

Modular home is a structure designed and built for residential use, and constructed in one or more three-dimensional modules in a factory to the prevailing state or local building code found in the jurisdiction of where the home is to be built, and transported to the home site for final assembly and completion on a permanent foundation.

Note: In only a handful of states modular home as defined above is codified under another term, such as industrialized building or systems built home. While we encourage harmony in the use of the modular home nomenclature, above all the meaning should remain the same.

Commercial modular building is a structure designed and built for non-residential use, and to meet federal, state and local building codes.

Manufactured home means a structure as defined by the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C.A. §§ 5401-5426.)

Panelized and pre-cut home means a structure constructed in essentially flat units (factory-built panels or factory-cut building materials), to the prevailing state or local building code found in the jurisdiction of where the home is to be built and transported to the home site for final assembly and completion on a permanent foundation.

 

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