This is your step by step look at how Clayton/Karsten manufactured homes are built
At Clayton, the new modular homes we build are constructed with strength and durability at every step of the building process. This means that new modular homes are built with strong, quality materials like energy efficient windows, studs and brand name flooring. On top of that, new Clayton modular homes are packed with insulation, have new cabinets and PEX plumbing systems. And it’s all put together with in an advanced climate controlled building facility by trained team members.
The difference between Clayton’s Prefabulous® manufactured and modular housing options is not in the quality materials that make up the homes or the trained men and women building the homes. Instead, the key differences between modular homes and manufactured homes are the building requirements to which the homes are constructed.
Below, you can learn about the materials that we put into our prefab homes and some of the unique building requirements of modular homes.
Submitting the Modular Home Floor PlanEach time a home builder designs a new modular home model, that home must be verified as structurally safe and as meeting all applicable building requirements for the location where the home will be installed.
Each modular home floor plan will be submitted to the local building regulatory body for approval to ensure that the home is engineered and designed properly for the building requirements as determined by the home’s location.
If an existing approved home model floor plan will be modified, the redesign must also be verified to be safe and properly designed. Many Clayton manufactured homes can be built as modular homes, so if a new home buyer chooses a manufactured home model that they’d like to be built as a modular home, that home design must be modified and verified to meet applicable state, local and regional building requirements for the final home site.
The Step by Step Modular Home Construction Process
Once a home model design has been approved by the local regulatory body, the home can be constructed. The Clayton modular home construction process within the home building facility is similar to the manufactured home building process that you can read about below.
What can vary between many manufactured and modular homes is the amount of time it takes to build the home. This will vary on the home building facility, the level of home customization and number of sections that make up the new home. Plus, if you’ve chosen a manufactured home floor plan to be built as a modular home, it may take some extra time to modify the home plan and obtain approval for the home plan.
Modular Home Materials Clayton Uses in Construction
Materials vary depending on the home building facility that builds the home and are subject to change. Some of the materials that Clayton currently uses to build modular homes include brand names such as:
Modular Home Transportation to Your Property
Once your new modular home arrives to your property, you can look at the home with your home consultant. If you have any questions about your new home or have any concerns with it, your home consultant will work with you to resolve your questions and concerns.
Modular Home On-Site Construction
Finally, your new modular home will be transported by commercial truck transporters and delivered in two or more parts to your land, depending on the size and floor plan of your home. At the site, the modular home sections will be placed on top of the modular home foundation selected and be connected. Some states may have specific requirements for the foundation of a modular home. Talk to your home consultant to be sure of what may be required in your area.
Other final touches will include final tiling work, finishing work where the home has been joined together and appliance installation.
Upon the completion of final on-site construction, a final inspection should be completed by the local building official to ensure that the modular home has been built properly to meet all building requirements and that the detailing and finish work have been completed. Once the local building official has performed the inspection, they will issue you a certificate of occupancy.
After the on-site completion of construction is finished on your modular home, you can move in and personalize your landscaping and enjoy your new home with your family. Whether you plan to entertain guests and show off your Prefabulous® home or make it your ideal retreat, you can be confident that you’ll be able to enjoy your modular home for a lifetime.