System Built Modular Homes
System Built Modular Homes define the system of building a conventional home in modular sections under state certification for a specific builder and their customer and site. System Built Modular homes are built to the I.R.C. (International Residential Code) specifications to comply with state and municipal building codes for residential construction.
This system of home building guarantees the maximum efficiency and highest quality construction to deliver exceptional value to the builder. Henry Ford didn’t build Model T’s in his customers’ driveways because it would have been too costly and inefficient. Instead, he built them in an assembly process with the right tools and where everyone knew their job and knew it well.
The Heritage Home system incorporates hundreds of improved construction techniques over the conventional site-built home. Precision details are engineered into our construction system. By using the latest in building technology, you can be assured that every detail of the home construction process is scrutinized.
Conventionally Built Homes
Conventionally Built Homes are referred to as site-built or stick-built because they are built one board at a time on the job site. For certain really large or complex designs that is, unfortunately, still the only way to build. And it costs a lot because the system is to build one job at a time, wait for the subcontractors, try to supervise every worker, every day, try to purchase as best as one job allows, and then work around weather. It’s not the stick-builder’s fault that it costs more and takes longer. It’s the inefficient building system.
Generally, stick-built homes are more expensive, not because of what you get, but because of the inefficiencies of the building process!
Mobile (Manufactured) Homes
Mobile Homes are a popular way for many Americans to afford their own home but they really are quite different from both modular and site-built homes. Out of structural necessity, mobile homes are built on a steel frame and are built to lower standards and building codes than modular homes or site-built homes. For those reasons, they are less costly.
Many manufactured or mobile home refer to themselves as “modular” because they are built in multiple pieces (modules). However, by industry standards, they fall far below the codes and construction standards required to be classified as a true SYSTEM BUILT MODULAR HOME.