WHAT IS A "SYSTEM - BUILT" MODULAR HOME
Modular homes are the fastest - growing segment of the home building industry and for very sound reasons.
A modular home is simply a home built to local and national home codes in a controlled, environmentally protected building center using precise and the most up to date construction technology. A modular home is built the same as as a site built home and because these homes must be transported to your home site, modular homes are constructed much stronger than site built homes.
STANDARD BASE PRICE - $75 to $79 Sq. Ft.
Standard Base Home: Includes the standard features, and construction specs as built in our manufacturing facilities. You may request the standard specs included in the Standard Base price by contacting Crest Homes of Kentucky, LLC through this website’s contact tab, or by e-mailing our office directly at email@example.com.
The Standard Base Price does not include additional options or changes to the floor plan. Your independent Crest Homes of Kentucky Home builder can help you select additional options or make floor plan changes. Some photos depicted on the website or in brochures include 9’ ceilings, masonry, retaining walls, gutters and downspouts and additional accent dormer/gables; these modifications and other options are not included in the Standard Base Price.
Delivery and Set: Standard Base Price includes the delivery with special carriers and one crane for one day. Depending on the style and location of your home site there may be two cranes needed and if the site is not designed to accommodate the special carriers to within 50 feet of the foundation than additional bulldozer service may be required at additional cost.
Foundation: Standard Base price includes FHA inspected footers on a 36” solid filled block crawl space. Full or partial basements are additional and must be custom quoted. The Standard Base Price does not account for costs related to sloping lot, soil conditions, rock demolition, tree removal, or other specifics related to any possible construction variances.
Home Set and Finish Work are included: Once your home is delivered to your site a set crew, along with the use of a large crane, will place the modules on your foundation, secure the modules, and erect the roof. Since the modules are about 75% complete when delivered, there are some finishing details that must be completed once set. Most of the finishing is at the seams or “mate lines” where the modules come together.
Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC: Much of the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC ducting are installed at the factory, However they will need to be connected to the service provider by a licensed contractor. Heating and cooling units are not included in the Standard Base price and need to be installed and connected at the built site. Not included in the Standard Base price are the costs related to the underground utility connections to the home from the municipal utilities, including the necessary ditch work, relative materials, a licensed contractor, and any of the utility inspection fees.
Miscellaneous Fees that are not included: There are typical fees such as cleanup and trash removal, a home owner construction insurance policy, inspection fees, and permits associated with each new home. Fees will vary based on the local county and inspection requirements of your homes location.
Water and Sewage: Your new home will need both a water and waste management system. The septic system, ditch work, materials, exterior hydrants, and the licensed installation are not included in the Standard Base Price .The aluminum gutters and rain spouts are completed on site and are not included in the Standard Base Price.
Garages and Patios: Attached or detached garages and other options such as patio rooms and sun rooms are not included in the estimate. Crest Homes of Kentucky is a licensed builder and will quote you a price based on a cost per Square Footage.
Concrete Work: A standard filled block crawl space with perforated pipe with stone fill is included in the Standard Base price. Full concrete basements, driveways and/or walkways, patio pads, retaining walls, and masonry will significantly affect the price. Some home applications will require additional drainage and stone around the property and will be additional.
Kentucky Sales Tax is 6% and is not included in the Standard Base Price.
SYSTEM — BUILT MODULAR HOMES ARE NOT MOBILE HOMES
Mobile homes (which are also “labeled” manufactured homes) are built according to the federal HUD building Code. HUD requires all mobile homes to be built on a non-removable steel chassis, which severely limits their design options.
System — Built Modular Homes have no design limitations. System — Built Modular homes are customized to any shape or size. Modular component buildings appear to be like any traditional building with the exception that modular units are assembled at the site. And best of all - the internal materials of the System-Built Home do not incur the weather conditions associated with traditional construction.
MODULAR COST AND TIME SAVINGS
According to national statistics the modular home industry has more than doubled in the last ten years. This is due to the modular building process providing time and cost savings.
Since they are built inside a factory, weather delay factors are minimized to only the foundation and utility phases. The modular fabrication is done at one location allowing for the cost efficiencies.
The modular home cost will vary depending on the additional options and customization of the home. A general guide is that a System-Built Modular Home will cost from $69-$89 per sq. ft. The average “traditional” stick built home costs are $112+ per sq. ft.