When you start thinking about building a new home there are many choices and decisions to be made. Aside from the style of house, or the number of beds and baths, you also have the opportunity to decide how it will be built. There are many ways to build, but today we are going to compare traditional, or site-built construction, with modular, or off-site construction.
Traditional construction is where you purchase or already own property, hire a builder, design a floor plan, purchase materials and products, and then start construction. The builder excavates the foundation and proceeds to build your home over the next 6 months to a year; dependent upon the weather, sub-contractor availability, scheduling and delivery of materials.
Modular building has similarities to site-built but you have your builder use a modular manufacturer to build the base structure such as Structural Modulars, Inc. (SMI) SMI takes the plans that you and your builder have chosen, we order the materials and products, and then construction begins. HERE IS THE MAIN DIFFERENCE. While your home is being constructed inside of a controlled environment, your builder is prepping your property by excavating the foundation, cleaning the area of debris, and waiting for your house to ship. Building a modular home does not replace your builder.
When you choose SMI to be involved, you have already saved several weeks to months of construction time because we don't have to worry about the weather. We have dedicated craftsmen to design and construct your home. Once everything has been checked, tested, and inspected, your new home is "buttoned up" or wrapped for delivery to your site. Once delivered, SMI has a dedicated crew who will set your new home. Once set, your builder finishes your home and it's time to move in!
Listed below are a few links to things that you might use during your home building project. The first link asks you a few simple questions about what you want. The second link is a list of contacts that you will most likely work with throughout the project.
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