Manufactured homes are built in a factory to a stringent federal building code. The Housing and Urban Development Manufactured Housing Safety and Construction Standards – also known as the HUD Code. These standards are your assurance of a safe, well-built home and cover structural design, construction, fire safety, energy efficiency and the performance of heating, plumbing, air conditioning thermal and electrical systems.
HUD appoints certified agencies, on a state level, to provide oversight and construction inspections. In the Northwest, those agencies are Oregon Building Codes and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Homes are completed in the factory, and then transported in sections to the homeowner’s site, where they are installed by a trained and state certified crew.
Advantages of Factory Construction Methods
Why is the square-foot construction cost of manufactured and modular homes less than half that of site-built homes, while providing the same features and quality? The answer is, the completely controlled environment of factory construction and volume material purchasing, which minimizes costs while maximizing quality.
Manufactured Homes are the only homes which must satisfy a stringent building code. The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Manufactured Housing Safety and Construction standards are your assurance of a safe, well-built home. These standards cover structural design, construction, fire safety, energy efficiency and performance of heating, plumbing, air conditioning, thermal and electrical systems.
A factory roof overhead is especially helpful. It doesn’t rain or feel too cool indoors and it’s never dark. Construction never stops due to inclement weather or unpleasant working conditions.
Design and construction teams are located in the same building. As market demands or technology introduces new features, designers can quickly incorporate these into new homes. Compressed air systems are plumbed throughout the factory with ready access for nailing, cleaning, painting and even moving sections from one station to the next.
The key to building high-quality homes is a well-trained, stable work force. In a factory setting, there are no independent, uncontrolled, expensive subcontractors. Construction workers are highly trained employees who work as a team to build homes in a planned, organized process. A comprehensive quality inspection process guarantees that value is built into every home at each step. A manufactured home never leaves the factory until it passes construction and appearance inspections.
Technology Results in Timely Completion
A factory environment allows the home builder to take advantage of technology to build better homes faster. Workers use sophisticated cutting and fastening machinery to ensure accurate, strong assembly. Large items such as roofing structures and walls can be pre-assembled, then placed accurately in position with overhead cranes. In-house shops pre-build kitchen and bathroom cabinets, that are done on time and fit right on the first try.
Bringing all the advantages of factory construction together, makes it easier to maintain a higher and more consistent quality in the building of manufactured homes, than it is in site- built houses.
For the energy-conscious, manufactures offer energy packages which exceed building code requirements including Energy Star and the new Eco-rated green home program. These packages include options for extra insulation in the walls, floor and ceiling, a high-efficiency furnace and water heater, and triple-layered and gas-filled windows. Even with such a cozy home, your inside air will stay fresh and healthy, thanks to air exchange systems that exceed most sire-built standards.
Custom Select Your Home Features
Interiors of homes can be modest or feature spacious living rooms with flat or vaulted ceilings, full dining rooms, eat-in kitchens with the latest conveniences, elegant bedrooms and walk-in closets, dressing areas and bathrooms with recessed tubs and whirlpools. The right floor plan depends on lifestyle and family needs. Buy-Rite Homes gives you dozens of floorplans to choose from or customize to suit. Or we will custom build your own design.
All new manufactured homes are sold with major appliances, tape and texture interiors, window coverings and carpeting/flooring included. All manufactured homes carry warranties offered by the manufacturer, your home retailer and by the makers of the appliances and finished goods that come with the house.
All manufactured homes come with a long list of “standard” features an even longer list of options. You have the option of changing everything from the basic floor plan to the thickness of the carpeting. As you plan your “dream” home, Buy-Rite Homes can help you match options with your desires. Manufactured homes offer custom plans with the plushest upgrades, all at less than the cost of a site-built house.