When you start thinking about building a new home 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 own a lot, hire a builder, design a floor plan, purchase materials and products and then start construction. The builder digs out a foundation, and proceeds to build your home over the next 6 months to a year totally dependent upon the weather, sub-contractor availability, delivery of materials and correct materials at that, and how many other jobs your builder books.
Modular building is pretty much the same. You own a lot, you decide you want to have Structural Modulars, Inc. (SMI) construct your home, SMI assigns you with one of our approved builders who builds in your area, you design a floor plan, SMI purchases materials and products, and then starts construction. HERE IS THE DIFFERENCE. While your home is being constructed by us inside of a controlled environment your builder is prepping your property by digging the foundation, cleaning the area of debris, and waiting for your house to ship.
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 build, and a purchasing agent who takes care of your material orders. Once your home goes into production it will take one to two weeks to complete. Once everything has been checked, tested, and inspected it is "buttoned up" or wrapped and scheduled for delivery to your site to be set by SMI and then finished by your builder. Once your builder takes over it will only be a few months before you move in to your new modular home!
Let's take a look at what happens during production at Station 1.
- Exterior walls
- Interior walls
- Roof System
All of the items listed above are built at the same time saving weeks of traditional building time. One reason to build a modular home is the REDUCTION IN TIME.
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 entities that you will most likely work with throughout the project.