Modular homes are a new concept in sectional prefabricated, readily available residential constructions, now popular in Canada for their robust, elegant and affordable features. The trendy popularity of this concept is now fast catching up with the developed world, especially in the UK, the US, and Australia. The sturdy construction and affordability of these structures and the possibilities for customization to client’s requirements are factors that contrive for this product to take the market by storm.
The process of fabricating a modular home is a complicated piece of civil engineering conceptualization, starting with the building engineers manufacturing the various sections called modules that are six-sided boxes, in a climate-controlled factory at remote sites, to specifications laid-down by HUD. Cranes and trucks, transport these sections to the actual site for final assembly by the homebuilder, which includes first setting the modules onto the building’s foundation, assembly of the colorful pieces to construct a residential or commercial building of up to six storeys, installation of plumbing, cabling and giving the final end to the process of construction.
These homes have a strong construction configuration, much on the lines of normal site-built homes, using the traditional construction materials, leaving no scope for confusion with mobile homes. These prefabricated modular homes find greater market recognition, thereby instigating the insurance companies to provide options and low monthly premiums much on the same lines as they do for normal housing insurance.
Several other factors also contribute to the rising popularity of the modular homes and some of these are:
1. Modular homes take much less time to construct
2. Provides a profitable option to both owner and the home builder
3. Building and maintenance costs are less by 30%, if you compare with brick and mortar homes
4. Affordable for low-income groups
5. Manufactured in a climate-controlled environment, indoors in a factory, the product, or the pre-fabricated house is not vulnerable to the vagaries of the weather and other external factors that could affect the project execution and completion.
6. This provides an environment-friendly solution to house construction especially because of the low waste output during the process
7. Contributes to the concept of a greener planet
Some of the other advantages of going for a modular home are the ease with which you can build one in remote locations, where raw material accessibility is highly limited. Moreover, you can install these homes in several locations where traditional builders of conventional homes fear to tread. Additionally, modular homes do not require a large construction site to support their activities at distant locations.