The Limitations of Modular Housing

It seems like people are finally beginning to realize that factory built housing may be a better way to build – I’ve had two site builders ask me if the projects that we are working on might be more efficient if we do a modular build instead of the way they traditionally build. What’s really great is these are both commercial projects – one is a clubhouse and one is transitional housing for 14 so I’m really proud of my clients for looking at all options. In fact, Champion Homes is doing quite a few commercial builds, including hotels for a major hotel company – I can’t wait to see (and stay in) the finished buildings.

Many people have the misconception that using modular construction is very limiting – I’m always surprised with how many people think you can only do 1 story. In fact, all construction has some limitations, but with modular you can build multi story buildings just as you can with site built.

This beautiful home in Montana that was built by the EnergyMate division of Patriot Homes is an example of what can be accomplished using modular construction. It has a 2 story family room and rock fireplace in it -they just completed the fireplace on-site with rocks they found on the ranch.

Before you make a decision on who is going to be building your next home or building, you might contact one of the many fine modular builders that might be the right fit for you.

If you need recommendations on who might be a good fit for you, feel free to contact us at: answers@lifestylist.com and we’ll be happy to share our list of qualified builders with you.