Modular Homes: The Myths and The Reality
Modular construction is a modern-day marvel. Pre-constructed modules of varying dimensions are hoisted by crane onto a foundation and fit together in a way that is reminiscent of building Lego. While it is a technique that is growing in popularity, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding modular construction. Dispelling some of these misconceptions shows that the process provides a lot of advantages that improve on traditional construction.
Myth #1: Modular buildings are not aesthetically pleasing
You need only look as far as Karoleena’s modern design offerings to see the immense aesthetic potential and variety of choice modular construction offers homebuyers. With the ability to customize the size and shape of each module, as well as endless possibilities for interior and exterior finishes, a modular home can be adapted to suit your personal taste and lifestyle needs. Once the home is assembled, it is virtually indistinguishable from a site-built home.
Myth #2: Modular construction is low quality
With 90 per cent of modular construction being completed in a temperature-controlled environment, materials are protected from outdoor elements like rain and snow that can cause damage and reduce the integrity of the structure. Building in this way allows for rigorous quality control, and ensures that modular homes meet national, provincial and municipal building codes. As a Holmes Approved Homes builder, Karoleena is committed to even higher standards than what is required, ensuring that your dream home uses materials and processes that guarantee superior quality.
Myth 3: Modular means temporary
While modular construction can provide temporary solutions, using the same durable and high-quality materials as conventional building ensures modular homes are permanent and built to last. Constructed to permanent building standards, the only real change with modular is the construction method, which provides a commitment to quality that gives your home the same longevity as a site-built home.
Additional Benefits of Modular Construction
Timetable certainty – With manufacturing occurring in a controlled environment at the same time as foundational work on the eventual site, the overall project time can be reduced by up to 50 per cent. Karoleena homes can be completed in as little as six months.
Cost certainty – Costs remain on track as time delays due to weather, minimal trade availability, accident damage or theft are virtually eliminated.
Building for remote locations – The manufacturing process is completed offsite, then the modules are transported to the building site, which provides an efficient alternative to conventional building in areas that are difficult to access.
Sustainability – The lean modular construction process cuts down significantly on waste and improves efficiencies.