In the world of prefabricated homes, there are different methods of fabrication and installation. On the Quebec market, we mainly find modular houses and panel houses. If you are interested in this type of construction, there are many factors to consider in order to make an informed choice that meets your needs.
In this article, you will find important information about the different methods of manufacturing prefab houses.
The complexity of style and architecture
If you are looking for a house with a unique style and architecture, it is best to turn to panel houses. Although manufacturers of modular homes allow future owners to modify and personalize their homes, the plans for this type of construction are less flexible.
When designing a panel house, it is usually possible to create your own plan or completely modify the plans to meet your needs and preferences. Unsurprisingly, the more modifications and customization you request, and the larger the dimension of the house, the more your home's cost will vary accordingly.
The dimensions of the house
In general, modular houses are smaller, because the different modules must comply with regulatory truck width and length and respect road transportation and highway code. However, there are models that come in multiple modules and have multiple floors that can accommodate a large family that requires more space.
There is no size limit for panel houses.
Topography and access to the land
If the land you have purchased is difficult to access or has abundant vegetation, installing a modular home will be more difficult, as a truck must be able to get to the site. In addition, to assemble the modules, the home manufacturer must use a crane which could damage your trees and plants.
The installation of a home kit is much easier, as the main components arrive in the form of panels. There are different types of truck and unloading techniques to transport the structural components of a panelized house to be able to build the house.
The reputation of the manufacturer and its manufacturing, installation & finishing rigor
To ensure that your home meets all current Canadian building codes, standards and requirements, it is best to work with a reputable manufacturer and builder like Maisons Laprise. Having been in the field for more than 30 years, Maisons Laprise is a general contractor specializing in energy-efficient homes and has developed technical know-how and expertise for specific to clients’ requirements.
In addition, the Quebec company performs more than 300 quality control checks during its manufacturing and installation processes of the prefabricated house. A quality control inspector is assigned to each project and ensures that all standards and requirements are met according to the home building option chosen beforehand. If you buy a prefabricated home from another manufacturer, make sure they also perform plenty of checks at all stages of your project.
The quality of the materials used
Regardless of the type of construction, the quality of the materials depends on the manufacturer. Whether you are buying a modular house or a panel house, it is important to make sure that the materials used are strong and resistant. Some manufacturers will offer reduced prices, but the quality of the materials may be affected.
At Maisons Laprise, we only use top-quality materials to manufacture our home kits, regardless of your budget. Since we buy in large quantities annually and have good agreements with our suppliers, we can offer a wide variety of durable, resistant and eco-responsible materials to all of our customers.