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Modular Home Consultant - Don Beck

Hello, I am Don Beck, your Modular Home Consultant for Ashburnham, MA. If you have any questions, please call me toll free! — 877-419-3247

How to Design Your Modular Home

With modular construction, a new Ashburnham, MA home requires significant and thoughtful planning that must be accomplished early in your project strategy. Your residence will comply with all local building codes but you'll still need to plan for the boundary line locations, and obtain virtually all construction permits. Furthermore, you will have to identify soil type and conditions, water table and frost line to enable you to develop the design. The planning needs to involve buying the property and determining where you can set the house on the site. As the property owner, you must also develop a plan for construction of the perimeter foundation wall structure, which must be correctly aligned in order to support the modules upon arrival. One particular critical item of your program will be to plan a 30-foot diameter space located close to the perimeter foundation that is clear of trees and wires that is perfectly level in order to place the building crane used to set in place the actual components around the foundation.

The design of a new modular home will start with determining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of the building location. These must be incorporated in the design from the start, as well as incorporated into the engineering step of the plan. You will want designs for your attached garages, verandas or decks as they are not part of the modular home plan. is very important for you to list what you need to design for your residence so that it can be established that these can be incorporated in the design. There are no limits to the size of to the design using modular homes; currently there are designs as large as 1500 to 3000 square feet constructed in 32 modules, with the common range from 4 to 6 thousand square feet within 10 to 12 modules. All of the home designs Express Modular provides are constructed in this way, including our log homes and our many green home options.

Construction of Your Modular Home

The construction phase of your modular home starts with securing the title for the property, with no restrictions, plus obtaining all permits and approvals. Then the site facilities such as water wells, septic/sewer, water lines and power are put in place, followed by installing the perimeter footing which will support the modules. These items must be completed in advance of construction is started at the module production site, where modules are built within an indoor environment by a team of experienced professionals, without weather slow downs or building location material losses when compared with traditional home construction. The last building step would be to prepare for installation of the thirty-foot zone that is perfectly level which is then used for the staging area for the construction crane used to place the modules on the perimeter footing.

Once the construction of your modules is finished and they are delivered to your home location we start the key step of the assembly - the setting of your modules by the assembly team using construction crane equipment. Once these are placed, the final phase of your installation will be the finishing the installation of utilities, painting, installing the flooring, and the create of the appliances. Cleaning top to bottom and testing makes sure everything is in good working order and the final home inspections and occupancy permits will be secured. Commonly, the external perimeter driveway, patios, walks and decking are set up to complete the work and the home is ready for moving in.

The Green Modular Home

Green Modular Construction Express Modular homes are designed "greener" and are even more energy-efficient when compared with traditional homes of the past. All the insulation as well as other elements used in manufacturing are designed in the residence right from inception. Energy-efficient appliances are standard and, using upgrades,your home becomes even more eco-friendly. The climate-control production setting and reclaimed materials provide additional opportunities for a sustainable house. With low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your totally green modular home environment is completed.

About 50 regional or national green home labeling programs all around the U.S. While each program approaches green building a little differently, they all offer important information on the topic.

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What our customers are saying...


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– Sandra & Dave (Little Rock, AR)

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.

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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!

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