Modular Homes are not a new idea.

Technically speaking a modular home is comprised of sections or Modules that a built in a controlled environment and then transported to a job site.

One of the significant advantages is that work at the home site and construction of the home can be done at the same time.  Obviously, if you are considering a commercial building with multiple rental units this is a huge advantage as you project will be completed quicker and most assuredly on time. 

Winter Storm Warning in effect

Today, 2/12/2019, we are waiting for a significant winter storm to hit.  The latest prediction is that about 4:00 this afternoon is will start to snow here in South Burlington and continue with heavy snow all night and eventually end some-time mid-day tomorrow with an accumulation of upwards of 18”. 

This morning it was Sub-Zero

We’d like to mention another type of construction that seems to be in use and that is building homes with Factory-Made Panels.  The panels are then trucked to the building site and assembled into the “shell” of the house.

On the surface I suppose that has an appeal although the real benefit escapes me. This is a type of construction where “Some Assembly is Required.”  Well, ok, a lot of assembly is required!

What happens with Winter construction?

For a couple days now, we have been talking about building a home during the winter.  Remember the photograph that shows the partially built home all covered with snow?  The blog post generated a lot of interest, it clearly showed how conventional construction during the winter months can be problematic.  Building a home in the plant in the controlled environment is much easier and without a doubt results in a much better home.

What's going on outside?

The other day the news told of a huge winter storm throughout the mid-west causing all kinds of headaches and hick-ups for millions of people.  Well, that lovely storm is now meandering through New England and at our office here in Shelburne the snow flakes are especially large.  And, just like today’s photograph much of the snow is sticking to the branches and limbs.  Ok, so it is beautiful to look at the today’s photograph shows a “Site-Built” home during construction.

In the photograph you are looking at:

As the foundation is built so is the house

The other day we showed you how the foundation is being built for our next upcoming project.  Remember, this is the Chittenden County home where the cellar hole needed blasting to remove enough Ledge Rock so the owners could have a full basement.

At the same time the explosives were blasting away the rock the home is under construction in the plant.

You can tell from today’s photograph it is a construction site with buckets of Spackling compound and tools. 

Speaking of Tradesmen

For a couple days now, we have been talking about the various tradesmen that will be working to complete your new Modular Home.  So far, we have mentioned carpenters, plumbers, and electricians.  These various trades will all be working at your new home to do the finish work that typically takes a couple weeks and up to a month depending on the size and complexity of your home.

What are the advantages of a Modular Home?

There’s the saying that “….a picture is worth a thousand words.”

Take a look at today’s photograph, it was taken by a good friend of mine over in New York State a couple years ago.  Obviously, it is a building under construction on-site.  Did we mention the snow and ice that have engulfed the building site?

Isn’t that a fantastic photograph?  I so clearly points out why you wouldn’t want your new home built on-site.  If you stick-build a home one board at a time onsite it is guaranteed it will be exposed to all kind of harsh weather.

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