What is the difference between a Modular Home and a Mobile Home?

The main differences between modular and mobile homes are construction standards, materials and foundations.
Modular homes are built with a wood floor system and are designed to go on a concrete foundation, either a full basement or crawlspace. Modular homes are built to Canadian Standards Association A-277 (Canadian National Building Code). These Standard Specifications include engineered floor trusses, 2 x 6 exterior walls, 8′ ceilings and primed and painted drywall.

Mobile homes are built on a steel frame and are typically set on concrete blocking or cement pylons. Mobile homes are manufactured to Canadian Standards Association Z-240. Standard Specifications include 2 x 8 floor joists on a steel frame, 2 x 6 exterior walls, 7 ½’ ceilings, and vipsum drywall covered interior walls.

Are Maximum Modular homes available in my location in BC?

Yes, Maximum Modular homes are pre-approved for the province of British Columbia. If you live outside of BC, Maximum Modular may be able to ship to your location, however approval is required from the appropriate provincial regulators.

Are Maximum Modular homes okay in any climate? What about snowy, windy, or marine environments?

Yes, Maximum Modular homes are designed for the appropriate locale. Maximum Modular applies local building standards (building code) to ensure our modular/manufactured homes are designed to function efficiently and safely in your location.

What agency governs and approves manufactured homes?

Manufactured homes must be approved at the provincial level, while site related permits must be secured from your local jurisdiction. These include permits for your foundation, utility hook-ups, and the installation of the modular or mobile home on the site.

What are the steps involved to get a finished Maximum Modular home?

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Is there a free consultation?

You can call or email us at any time for consultation at no charge. Also, please feel free to visit us at our showhome in Gallagher Lake.
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How long will it take?

Your home is generally delivered to the site within 10 to 12 weeks of placing your order. Set-up of sections generally takes one day. Once the house is secured to the foundation, there may be an additional 2 to 3 weeks of finishing installation. Keep in mind that financing, securing local permits, and other external factors may affect timing.

Will a representative of Maximum Modular visit my site?

Yes, a Maximum Modular representative will visit your site a number of times throughout the process. An initial visit will determine whether the site can accommodate a manufactured home. A further visit will occur to meet the general contractor (for the foundation) and upon completion of the set-up. Other visits may occur as needed.

How complete is the house when it is delivered to my site?

The house is delivered to your site nearly ready to move in. Most of the finishing is completed including flooring, countertops, and paint. Windows and doors are installed in the factory, along with cabinets, plumbing fixtures, appliances, and lights. After the house is delivered and bolted together, touch-ups and minor installation are handled by our crew on-site.

None of the standard models seem to fit my needs. Can you customize a home for me?

Yes, a Maximum Modular system is very flexible, so we can design homes in nearly any size or configuration. We take great care to work with your site to maximize the views and possibilities for indoor/outdoor living. We design to your specific needs, from a small workout room, to a special home theater system.

Does Maximum Modular offer a two storey model?

Yes, we offer a variety of two storey homes.

Do you offer financing?

We do not offer financing directly, however we do partner with Mortgage Brokers to provide services and advice to help you.

What are the benefits of a Modular Home?

Modular home construction takes a fraction of the time to build compared to a site-built home and may often cost much less. Once the price of the home has been established, it does not change. There are no additional fees due to unexpected delays or issues with construction. Additionally, modular homes tend to be more energy-efficient and will save you money in the long run.

Are Modular Homes less expensive than site-built homes?

Absolutely. Modular homes are typically about 20-30% less than site built homes. In addition , you will save time and money due to the quick construction time. Modular homes are very energy-efficient, which helps reduce costs once you move in.

What is the process of building a Modular Home?

First, the potential homeowner chooses a floor plan and selects from a wide variety of customizing options. Engineers review the plan to make sure everything is fine and the order is placed. The factory then begins building the home. When the home is approximately 80% completed, it is loaded onto a flatbed truck and delivered to the site. The home is lowered onto the foundation and fastened together. The last details, such as trim, paint touch-ups, and plumbing connection, are done. The whole process takes roughly three months.

Does Maximum Modular offer a warranty for its homes?

A 10 year major structural warranty is included with your Maximum Modular Home.

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