While the end results are quite similar, the way that a conventional home and a manufactured home are built is quite different. It is these inherent construction differences that are primarily responsible for the savings when buying a manufactured home.
Materials and Equipment are On Site
For one thing, all of the materials and equipment that go into building a manufactured home are supplied on site in a factory setting, versions having to be shipped in with a conventional home. Also, prefabricated home manufacturers often buy their building materials by the train car load, which accounts for a substantial savings there also.
Working From the Floor Up
The first stage of building a manufactured home is the construction of the main steel frame and the wheel base. After this is done then the floor will be sheeted with plywood and screwed down. After this is done the measurements for the walls are taken and chalk lines snapped.
The Walls are Stood In Place
Framed walls that are pre-built in another area of the manufacturing facility are then welcomed in, stood up and attached in place to the floor. The next stage will be the wiring, ducting and plumbing and the attachment of the roof framing system.
The List of Custom Features
The home is then sided and the finishing process begins. There will be a list of custom features that each customer has ordered installed in their custom home that is being built and this list will be used as the home is finished out.
The Final Phase is Completed
Flooring, paneling and kitchen and bathroom fixtures will all be installed to the clients exact specifications. Then the final details will be intended to and everything is tested and inspected before the home is given a final inspection and sent on to be installed on a lot.
Source by Jayden Jefferson