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Today’s manufactured homes are built with the same building materials as site-built homes, but in a controlled factory environment where the quality of construction is superior to what can be done outdoors. HUD’s building code for manufactured housing regulates the design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency and overall quality of a home. It also sets standards for the heating, plumbing, air-conditioning, thermal and electrical systems. The HUD Code homes also adhere to a thorough inspection system that takes place at each step during the home construction process in the factory. There are major benefits to having your home built in a factory: Consumers benefit from to the technological advancements and cost savings associated with the factory-built process.

  • There is less waste in the factory process than with site-built homes.
  • All aspects of the construction process are quality controlled and inspected per HUD’s rigorous standards
  • The weather doesn’t interfere with construction, cause costly delays and warp or damage building materials.
  • Technicians, craftsmen and assemblers are on the same team and professionally supervised. Inventory is better controlled and materials are protected from theft and weather-related damage.
  • Construction materials, as well as interior features and appliances, are purchased in volume for additional savings.

Taken from~ Manufactured Housing Institute

 

The affordability of manufactured housing is due to the efficiencies of the factory-building process. Manufactured homes are constructed with standard building materials, and are built almost entirely off-site in a factory. The controlled construction environment and assembly line techniques remove many of the problems encountered during traditional home construction, such as weather, theft, vandalism, damage to building products and materials, and unskilled labor. Factory employees are trained and managed more effectively and efficiently than the system of contracted labor employed by the site-built home construction industry.

Much like other assembly line operations, manufactured homes benefit from the economies of scale resulting from purchasing large quantities of materials, products and appliances. Manufactured home builders can negotiate substantial savings on many components used in building a home, with these savings passed on directly to the homebuyer.

Taken from ~Manufactured Housing Institute

The HUD Code is the building standard to which your home is built. The HUD Code is specifically designed for compatibility with the factory production process. Performance standards for heating, plumbing, air conditioning, thermal, and electrical systems are set in the code. Also, requirements are established for structural design, construction, fire safety, energy efficiency, and transportation from the factory to the future site for the home.

Taken from~ Manufactured Housing Institute

Today’s manufactured homes are built with the same building materials as site-built homes, but in a controlled factory environment where the quality of construction is superior to what can be done outdoors. HUD’s building code for manufactured housing regulates the design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency and overall quality of a home. It also sets standards for the heating, plumbing, air-conditioning, thermal and electrical systems. The HUD Code homes also adhere to a thorough inspection system that takes place at each step during the home construction process in the factory. There are major benefits to having your home built in a factory: Consumers benefit from to the technological advancements and cost savings associated with the factory-built process.

  • There is less waste in the factory process than with site-built homes.
  • All aspects of the construction process are quality controlled and inspected per HUD’s rigorous standards
  • The weather doesn’t interfere with construction, cause costly delays and warp or damage building materials.
  • Technicians, craftsmen and assemblers are on the same team and professionally supervised. Inventory is better controlled and materials are protected from theft and weather-related damage.
  • Construction materials, as well as interior features and appliances, are purchased in volume for additional savings.

Taken from ~Manufactured Housing Institute