Modular Home Builders

By: Kristy Annely

Modular homes are built offsite and later fitted onsite. They are built with the help of two important persons - the manufacturer and the building contractor. The builder is an important element of construction of the modular home. Hence he has to be carefully chosen.

The first few activities of constructing a modular home is to arrange for finance, select a site, and choose a floor plan. The floor plan must be kept ready to be shown to the builder.

The next important step is choosing your builder. This is vital, since he is the person with whom you will interact the most and who has final responsibility over the house. He should be a person who is quality-conscious and time-sensitive.

The best way to begin is to identify about ten builders in your area and send each a prescreening form with test questions. A builder must be enthusiastic about your project, easy to reach, and communicative. He should offer fresh ideas on how to maximize space.

After the initial screening period, you must select a few builders and schedule personal interviews with them. You should judge their compatibility with a face-to-face encounter. Come to the interview with all the floor and finance plans, as well a list of all possible questions. Avoid builders who appear too busy even at this interview stage.

The next step is to get a quotation from the few selected builders. It is proper to scrutinize each item of the quote carefully and compare prices in each section. You can question the builders on any difference in prices of supplies.

Now is the time to select the builder. First of all he must be the one who made you the most excited about the project and did not complain about a lack of time on his part. His quote must have been most accurate about pricing, and he should have welcomed all questions posed by you.

The next step is to draw out a contract with the chosen builder. It should contain elements like Dealer, Manufacturer and Customer information, total price of the dealer's package, start date and end date, and so on to completion.

Once the house construction starts in the manufacturing center, the following projects should have been completed: securing building permits, securing financing, finalizing and approving the house plan, ordering the house, choosing the color, coming to an agreement on the cost quote, and scheduling. In the mean time, be patient with the builder and make regular payments due to him. He will make the site ready before the shipment of the modular home arrives, including excavations, foundations and footings.

The builder has the important task of building the foundation on which the modular home will be attached. This procedure will be followed by a fortnight-long effort for plumbing, electric fittings, sanitation, and so on. Then you will finally move into your dream modular homeBusiness Management Articles, thanks to your able builder.

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