A factory built home constructed in two or more sections. The home is almost completed in the factory and then it is transported to the homesite and assembled. Unlike a HUD-code home, which must adhere to a national code, modular homes are regulated by state building codes. These homes must be placed on a permanent foundation.
A manufactured home is construction entirely in a controlled factory environment and bulde to the Federal Manufactured Home Contruction Saftey standards(Known as HUD code). The home is transported to the home site in 1 or more section. Common terms for manufactured homes are "singlewide" or "Doublewide" homes. Manufactured homes can be placed on basements or other permanent foundations but it is not a requirement to do so.
A community in which manufactured homes can be placed. The owner of the home leases the land from the owner of the community. Most of these communities offer shared amenities such as swimming pools, clubhouses, and playgrounds for children.
Sometimes referred to as a Land/Home Subdivision. The land and home are purchased as one complete package, and the buyer owns both the home and the land.
Homes constructed at the home site as opposed to in a factory. These homes are built to state and local building codes, and are build on a permanent foundation. This is the method used by homebuilders all across the country. There are appoximately 10 phases of consturction, all of which take place at the home site. Here is an outline of conventional home or site built home consturction:
2) Foundation(slab, basement or Crawlspace).
3) Framing: The lumber is dropped ath e home site and framers build the shell.
4) Roofing: Workers install tarpaper and shingles.
5) Rough Mechanics: (Rough Plumbing, heating. electric and insulation installed and stock drywall on the job site.)
6) Drywall installation
7)Finish( Finish Carpentry including cabinets/flooring/exterior concrete/interior paint/kitchen appliances/countertops/plumbing fixtures)
8) Finished Mechanics(finish plumbing/finish HVAC/Final Grade)
10)Final Stage(Final cleaning/Quality inspections/Homebuyer Walk-Through)
Yes. Unlike site built homes, all manufactured homes are built to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Code, with each home going through a rigorous inspection process before being certified and sold. Since 1976, this code regulates home design, construction, strength, durability, fire resistance, and energy efficiency. It also sets standards for heating, plumbing, air-conditioning, thermal and electrical systems. Inspectors, known as PIA's (Primary Inspection Agencies) actually monitor construction of the homes as they are built in the factories.
The many options you can select when building your own homes of Freedom Home include wood burning fireplaces, appliance packages,bay windows, countertops, crown molding and more.
What are guaranteed build times?
Holiday Homes and Freedom Homes
Holiday Homes(Manufactured and Modular Homes) guarantees a 60-day build time from the date the foundation is dug to our final quality inspection.
Freedom Homes(Site Built or Conventional Homes) Guarantees a 90-day build time from the date we dig your foundation to the time we recieve your Certificate of Occupancy.
If we don't meet these guaranteed build times, we'll pay you every day we're late.
There are two basic options: 1) You can place your home on land you own or intend to buy. If you choose this option, be sure to check zoning laws, restrictive covenants, and hookup regulations. 2) You can place your manufactured home on a leased home site in a manufactured housing development.
Yes. Holiday Homes has several land-lease communities available only to our customers.
Financing is available through commercial finance companies, banks, credit unions, and savings and loan associations. For qualified buyers, loan backing though the Federal Housing Authority or Veterans Administration is also available. We have a dedicated staff to help you with this aspect of your home purchase.
Your choice. We do keep an inventory of homes and we can special order a home, as well.
Depending on availability from the manufacturer, delivery can be expected from 2-6 weeks upon ordering the home.
We will have it delivered by truck and our professional service and installation team will place the home on site and assembled as needed.