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are usually side and 2nd story additions to homes that are pre-fabricated at the facilities. General characteristics of a modular home
Modular buildings and modular homes are sectional prefabricated buildings or houses that consist of multiple modules or sections which are built in a remote facility and then delivered to their intended site of use...
apply. For a 2nd story modular addition the existing house should have a sound structure as modular rooms are 30%+ heavier than the same stick-built. Modular additions are built in the facility, brought to the site and “dropped” by crane on the new location. It is necessary to have a general contractor to supervise the project as there is always some work to tie new rooms into an existing house.
Even though it is assumed that modular additions are less expensive than traditional stick built this is rarely true when compared by square footage. The buyer would generally get more wood and better insulation plus benefits of controlled environment but total cost of the contract would be about the same.
- Prefabricated home
Prefabricated homes, often referred to as prefab homes, are dwellings manufactured off-site in advance, usually in standard sections that can be easily shipped and assembled....
- Manufactured housing
Manufactured housing is a type of prefabricated housing that is largely assembled in factories and then transported to sites of use...
- Stick-built home
- NTA Inc
NTA Inc is a nationally recognized testing laboratory and third party certification agency headquartered in Nappanee, Indiana, USA.- About NTA :NTA evaluates and certifies products for the residential and commercial building industry....
- Third Party Inspection/Design Review Agency