A modular home is a prefabricated home that is built in sections in a manufacturing site and then transported to a specific building site where it is joined together by the local contractors. The homes consist of sections that are repeated. These sections are known as modules. You need to know that the modular homes are usually 60% to 90% completed in a factory building using lean manufacturing techniques. The installation of the modules is done at the site where it is the building is intended to be. The modules are assembled by cranes at the destination. The assembly work can take a few day or a few hours. There are different styles for installing the prefabricated sections so that different building sites are achieved. You can join the modules by stacking them, placing them end to end, or even side by side, depending on how you want the modular house to appear. The modules are joined together by inter-connections called inter-module connections. You also need to know that modular buildings do not have metal frames, or axles. This means that the ideal way to transport them is the use of flat-bed trucks.
You need to know that modular homes should be made in such a way that they are according to the regional, local, or state building standards or codes at the destination where the modular building is supposed to be taken. It is vital that the local contractors are the ones that join together the modular prefabricated sections. They will ensure that the modular home structures meet the local building requirements and that they are built as required. The modular homes made can be permanent modular buildings or relocatable modular buildings. Permanent modular buildings should be made in such a way that the building standards and codes for conventionally constructed buildings or site-built structures. Permanent modular buildings can have as many stories as the building standards dictate. It is also vital for you to know that a permanent modular home will remain in one location.
There are various reasons as to why people get modular homes. Classrooms, construction camps, industrial facilities, military housing, among others are vital for modular housing. In areas where conventional construction maybe considered unreasonable, for example, in rural and remote areas. Modular homes can make great places for worship. You can also open a fast food restaurant in a modular house. Healthcare facilities and various retail offices can be opened on modular houses. If you are in a place where the weather is not so good, for example, the area experiences hurricanes, strong winds, or floods, then having a modular home is a wise idea.
You should consider having modular homes because they have various advantages. The construction is fast as compared to conventional buildings. You also need to know that there are less expenses incurred in terms of financing, supervision costs, and labor costs. Indoor construction means that there is no damage or disruption by weather conditions. In areas where money, space, and time is an issue, modular homes are ideal. The development of modular homes since there is reduced waste to the environment and less noise during construction. They also provide flexibility since you can reassemble the modules whenever need arises and recycling is possible.