Distinctions between the modular house and the kit house
Most people are unaware, but there are two types of manufactured home builders. The one that offers houses delivered in modules, like Maison Usinex, and the one that offers homes delivered in kits. These two factory-built home options are often mistaken, but they are completely different.
House made of modules
A modular home is a construction that is pre-designed in a factory. It consists of modules that are delivered and installed in less than a day on the house’s foundation. Some work is required on the client’s property before and after the installation (excavation, foundation, plumbing and electricity).
Want to better understand the installation process of a house made of modules? Here is a video explaining the process from the factory to the installation of the house on its foundation.
Buying a house sold in modules is a wise choice if you are looking for assistance at every stage of the construction process étape du processus de construction. Since the company handles about 80% of the project, you won’t have to coordinate as many contractors as with self-build construction l’autoconstruction.
Also, this option is an excellent choice for a quick completion of your project since the factory design requires only 3 to 5 days. In total, once the plan is approved, your home should be ready in 6 to 8 weeks. Furthermore, the construction is done in the factory. This means that it is protected from bad weather and, therefore, that the construction and the delivery times are guaranteed.
Unlike a house sold in modules, a house sold in kit form (also known as ready-to-assemble construction), is not a house that is almost finished when delivered.
This is a house that is delivered in separate sections. It requires construction on site by you, by the company or by hiring a contractor.
To give you an idea of the process of building a kit house, here is a short video from a french company.
It is important to understand that the price posted by the kit home sellers includes only the materials assembled in the factory. In addition to the preparation of the lot (excavation and foundation), you will also have to put a lot of effort into its construction and call on several people to assemble these parts together.
The main advantage of a house sold in kit form is that you can build your own house to save money. However, make sure you have the skills, physical strength and time to build your home.
On the other hand, since the wages of the workers on site are about $75 per hour, if the work is not done by you, the total amount of the construction of your house will be much higher than the prices put forward.
The huge difference…
In other words, unless you do the work yourself, a kit home company will be significantly more expensive than a modular home company that offers almost complete homes installed upon delivery.
This chart will help you better compare these types of construction.
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