Modular Home Consultant - Kent Stichter
Hello, I am Kent Stichter, your Modular Home Consultant for Grand Rapids, MI. If you have any questions, please call me toll free! — 877-419-9858
How to Design Your Modular Home
With modular construction, a new Grand Rapids, MI home requires considerable and thoughtful investigation that must be accomplished early in strategy. Your residence will comply with all local building codes but you'll still need to prepare for the perimeter line locations, and obtain virtually all construction permits. Furthermore, you will have to identify soil type and conditions, water table along with frost line to enable you to produce the design. The planning needs to involve buying the property as well as determining where you can set the house on the site. As the property owner, you will need to also establish a plan for building of the perimeter foundation wall structure, which needs to be correctly aligned to be able to support the modules upon arrival. One particular critical item of your program would be to plan a 30-foot diameter space located in close proximity to the perimeter foundation that is clear of trees and wires which is perfectly level so that you can place the building crane employed to set in place the actual components constantly in place around the foundation.
The design of a new modular home starts with ascertaining the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of the development location. These need to be utilized during the structure from the outset, as well as incorporated into the engineering step of your plan. You will want designs for your attached car ports, verandas or outdoor patios as they're 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; at present there are variations as large as 1500 to 3000 sq . ft . constructed in Thirty two segments, with the common range from four to six thousand square feet within 10 to 12 sections. Each house plan Express Modular provides are constructed in this way, including our log homes and our many green home options.
The building phase of your modular home gets underway with obtaining the title for the property, with no restrictions, plus securing all permits and approvals. After that the site facilities like water wells, septic/sewer, water lines and power are put in place, followed by installing the perimeter footing which can support the sections. All these items have to be complete in advance of assembly commences at the module production site, where modules are constructed within an indoor location using a workforce of knowledgeable pros, devoid of weather slow downs or building location material losses when compared with traditional home building. The last building phase would be to prepare for installation of the thirty-foot zone that is properly level which is then employed for the staging area for the construction crane gear used to place all the sections on the perimeter footing.
After the construction of your modules is finished and they are transported to your building location we start the important stage of the assembly - the setting of your sections by the assembly team employing construction crane equipment. When they're installed, the final step of your installment is the finishing the installation of utilities, painting, installing the floor coverings, along with the set-up of the equipment. Cleaning top to bottom and testing makes certain all aspects are in proper working order and the remaining home inspections and occupancy permits will be secured. Commonly, the external perimeter entrance, patios, walks as well as decks are set up to complete the work and the residence is ready for moving in.
The Green Modular Home
Express Modular residences are designed "greener" and are even more energy-efficient when compared with classic households of the past. All the heat retaining material as well as other elements included in manufacturing are built in the residence right from inception. Energy-efficient appliances will be traditional and, using upgrades,your home can become even more eco-friendly. The climate-control production setting and reclaimed components give added options for an enviro-friendly house. By using low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your totally green modular home environment is completed.
There are many national and regional green building labeling programs throughout the country that all provide varied elements of green building techniques. Follow this link to learn more: NAHB Green Ratings
Express Modular Manufactures Modular Houses for in Grand Rapids, MI
What our customers are saying...
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