How manufactured homes are built
Manufacturers have a team of staff that works in stations to reduce costs, improve quality and consistency, and dramatically reduce the time it takes to construct a new home.
Skilled workers start with base to create framework just like an onsite home. This work is the preparation for the components such as windows and doors produced by others further improves efficiency and streamlines cost.
Environmentally controlled factories allow the sequence of assembly to be altered substantially to improve working conditions and productivity. Bathroom fixtures, furnaces, water heaters, floor coverings, etc. are all installed before the walls and roof structure are put in place. The sequencing of assembly of onsite built homes is strategic to provide the highest standard in weather protection.
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. Factory building provides for economies of scale which allow homes to be built more efficiently; therefore, generally more affordable then site built construction.
Modular buildings are designed to be placed on basements, crawl spaces, pilings and other foundations compliant with the BC building code.