Modular homes are made using multiple sections or ‘mudules’. They are made in a factory-like setting and then brought to the actual site. The construction of prefabricated modules is done on site. Cranes are usually used to move the modules. The modules are placed side-by-side or end-to-end to complete the building. Many people confuse it with a mobile home. However, the two are not same. The modular home is just something that’s built off-site.
The modular homes were first seen in the 1800s. A man named Henry Manning posted an ad of a prefabricated home. He would make the components of the home in London and then send them to different parts of the world by boat. It is mainly used as a quick and inexpensive housing solution for the employees. In 1908 Sears printed their catalog of modular homes and the demand increased. They had to ship more than half a million modular building from 1910 to 1940. After the World War II, the soldiers who returned home wanted these homes and so it’s demand became uncontrollable.
Modular homes are usually built in remote locations where it may not be possible to carry out the normal construction works. The modular buildings are also used for building camps, schools, healthcare facilities, retail offices, restaurants, etc. If you are planning to build a home in a place where the weather is extreme, then also modular homes are the best choice. They are environment-friendly as nothing harmful is released to the air.
It takes less time to build modular homes. They don’t encounter the on-site delays than usual construction works have due to bad weather conditions. These homes must conform to particular guidelines and rules so that quality of construction is good. There is less room for wastage and error.
Modular homes are becoming popular for its convenience and flexibility. It allows you to develop a customized home. If you decide to build a modular home, you should shop around and then choose a company that can build a quality modular home. Your research will have a great impact on the construction of your modular home.