How Homes are Built

Initial Client Consultation

Initial Client Consultation

Clients meet with one of our experienced show home centre members to discuss budget, timelines, home location, styles of homes and building processes. From here, the homes characteristics and key details are agreed upon and approved contracts to begin the building process are signed.

Factory building provides for economies of scale which allow homes to be built more efficiently; therefore, generally more affordable then site-built construction.

Create Framework

Create Framework

Highly trained trades man ‘work stations’ along a number of assembly lines creating the initial framework for your home. These workers install and/or complete prefabricated components produced off-line in other areas of the factory. Timing the work precisely for the arrival of components such as windows and doors produced by others, or from within the manufacturing facility further improves efficiency and streamlines cost. At every stage of production all work is inspected, and if remedial work is required, it is corrected before the home moves down the assembly line.

Add Fixtures

Add Fixtures

Dissimilar to a site-built home where the emphasis is placed on weatherproofing the structure prior to any interior work being completed, manufactured homes have bathroom fixtures, furnaces, water heaters, floor coverings etc. installed before the walls and roof structure are put into place. Environmentally controlled factories allow the sequence of assembly to be altered substantially to improve working conditions and productivity.

Wall & Roof Installation

Wall & Roof Installation

Exterior walls and trusses are created in our unique jigs starting with placement of studs on perfect 16″ centers. Then a continuous air/vapor barrier and drywall are installed while the wall is still secured in the jig. Finished walls, floor and roof are ready to be assembled. This process assures a precise and consistent quality of workmanship on the main structure of your new home.

Transport & Erect On-site

Transport & Erect On-site

After the home has passed its final inspection, it is transported it to site, assembled and remaining finishing’s are completed.

Modular buildings are designed to be placed on basements, crawl spaces, pilings and other foundations compliant with the Alberta Building Code (ABC) in the case of homes sold for final location in Alberta and to the National Building Code for homes sold for final location in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Alternatively, buildings may incorporate steel or wood longitudinal sub-frame rails which have been designed for placement on permanent surface foundation systems. The CSA Z240.10.1 National Standard accommodates a range of surface foundation options designed to support this type of building.

 

Factory Built Home Maintenance Guide