Manufactured Homes vs. Modular Homes:
There are two types of “Manufactured Homes” and the best way to explain the difference is to understand the criteria under which homes are built. All homes, whether manufactured or stick built on site are constructed under a Building code. Building codes ensure that a home is constructed to a set of standards. Most all California stick built on site homes are constructed under the UBC (Uniform Building Code) most all tract homes, custom homes and probably the home you live in now is built under the UBC.

Most manufactured homes built in factories located in California are constructed under the HUD (Housing and Urban Development) Code. This was the code originally designed to set standards for “Mobile Home” construction. Modularly constructed homes are structures also built in manufacturing plants BUT under the UBC. Modular homes constructed under the UBC are identical or exceed UBC standards. The only difference between modular and site built homes is that one is built on site and the other is built and inspected in a manufacturing plant.

Modular, Uniform Building Code built structures actually exceed in many respects the quality and integrity of conventionally site/stick build structures. Structurally not only does the construction have to meet UBC and seismic (earthquake) standards it also has to with stand the riggers of transportation.

Conventional site/stick built homes are subject to various environmental and weather conditions depending on the time of year. Modular structures however are constructed under ideal environment controlled enclosed manufacturing plants. Craftsmen are never working on structures over approx 12’, allowing better quality control and efficiencies. Framing members are less susceptible to weather conditions that can cause warping and distortions. The efficiencies and purchasing power of such an operation means greater cost savings that a typical site/stick builder cannot realize. Also because of modern computerized manufacturing processes, waste and mistakes are greatly minimized.

Speed of Construction/Completion:
Out methods can be completed in as little as 30 days or less resulting in aster occupancy, fewer strangers working on your property, less on site waste and disruption, less stress and risk, less carrying costs. Who would want construct any other way?

Units are delivered up to 90% complete and built in one-third the time. Construction is seldom delayed due to weather, subcontractor no-shows or missing material. With careful planning you can be living in your new cottage in a matter of weeks. And although your house is completed quickly, quality materials and careful attention to detail are built into every home.

Energy Efficient:
All modular structures have to meet and generally exceed Title 24 (Energy Compliance Standards) making modular homes quiet, comfortable and economical to operate, heat and cool. Modular homes are highly engineered using the latest construction technology. Modular homes are designed to be energy efficient, which will save you money on bills in the future. Energy efficient appliances are also available.

Cost Savings:
Because modular units are constructed faster, costs are controlled and kept at a minimum which enables savings to be passed on to you. With the many floor plans and options to choose from, you will be able to find something that fits your budget.

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