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Modular Home Consultant - Rick Hawkins

Hello, I am Rick Hawkins, your Modular Home Consultant for Marion, NC. If you have any questions, please call me toll free! — 877-419-0414

How to Design A Modular Home

With modular construction, your new Marion, NC dwelling will need essential and thoughtful preparation that must be accomplished early in the project strategy. Your dwelling is going to comply with all local building codes but you'll still need to arrange for the border line locations, and obtain virtually all usual construction permits. Furthermore, you must identify soil type and conditions, water table as well as frost line for you to create the design. The planning should include obtaining the real estate along with determining the best place to set the structure on the site. As the property owner, you also need to create a plan for development of the perimeter foundation wall structure, which has to be perfectly aligned so as to support the modules upon arrival. One particular essential item of your program is to plan a 30-foot diameter space positioned near the perimeter foundation that is totally free of trees and wires that's perfectly level to be able to place the building crane utilized to set in place the actual components in position around the foundation.

The design of a new modular home will begin with establishing the Wind Zone, Thermal Zone and Roof Load Zone of the construction location. These have to be integrated within the layout from the beginning, as well as incorporated into the engineering step in the plan. You will want designs for your attached garage areas, verandas or outside patios since they are not an element 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; presently there are layouts as large as 1500 to 3000 sq ft constructed in Thirty-two components, with the common range from 4,000 to 6,000 square feet within 10 to 12 components. Each and every design Express Modular sells are built in this way, including our log homes and our many green home options.

Prefab Home Construction Process

The development phase of a modular home begins with acquiring the title for the property, with no restrictions, plus acquiring all permits and approvals. Followed by your site structures including water wells, septic/sewer, water lines and electric power are put in place, followed by installing the perimeter footing that will support the components. All of these items need to be finished prior to building begins at the module production site, where modules are made within an indoor setting with a crew of skilled specialists, with no weather slow downs or building location material losses when compared with traditional construction. The last building stage would be to prepare for installation of the thirty-foot zone that is completely level which is then utilized for the staging area for the construction crane equipment used to place all of the components on the perimeter footing.

Installation of The New Structure

When the construction of your modules is completed and they are brought to your property location we start the crucial phase of the assembly - the setting of your components by the assembly team utilizing construction crane equipment. As soon as they are positioned, the final stage of your set up would be the completing the installation of utilities, painting, installing the floors, as well as the installation of the home appliances. Cleaning top to bottom and testing ensures all things are in excellent working order and the last home inspections and occupancy permits will be secured. Commonly, the external perimeter drive way, patios, walks along with patio decking are set up to complete the work and the house is ready for moving in.

Building Green

Green Building Express Modular properties are constructed "greener" and are even more energy-efficient compared to conventional residences of the past. All the insulating material as well as other supplies employed in manufacturing are manufactured in the home right from inception. Energy-efficient appliances seem to be common and, using upgrades,your home will become even more eco-friendly. The climate-control production setting and re-cycled supplies offer further possibilities for an environmentally friendly abode. Using low flow fixtures on faucets, shower heads and sinks, your totally green modular home environment is completed.

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.

Express Modular Provides Prefabricated Houses for Home Builders in Marion, NC

What our customers are saying...


We love our new home. Thank you for making our dreams come true!

– 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.

– 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)

We'd looked over many designs from many builders and the options and prices on a prefabricated home were unbeatable.

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