The term “system-built home” refers to homes built through some form of a systemized construction process. Unlike “stick-built” homes that are constructed on-site one-piece or “stick” at a time, these systems automate the home building process to achieve higher levels of quality and efficiency. Not to be confused with mobile or manufactured homes, system-built modular homes are built to the same code requirements as all homes that are built on-site.
Specifically, modular homes are homes that are built in one or more sections, known as modules, away from harsh weather conditions and inside a climate-controlled production facility. Once constructed, these modules are then transported to the job site where they are affixed to a permanent foundation and are made weather-tight that same day. Modular homes are also known for their design flexibility, energy efficiency, and quality construction.
Completed homes and components such as picture walls, framing, windows and doors built in a factory deliver cost savings, easing home ownership expenses and giving “First Time Buyers” more options within their budget.
Redefining System-Built for Small Homes
Geographical site limitations, availability of services and access to basic supplies at the destination all play a role in the design of affordable smaller housing. EGBB takes a 360° view of the home from plan through construction to destination and access logistics, each step taking into consideration local jurisdictional regulations and the concerns of financing organizations.
System-built home inspections follow rules set by the local jurisdiction. Homes have to pass the same rigorous tests as any home built using regular construction methods. This helps the home buyer and developer obtain consumer financing. Potential lenders know that system-built homes can support higher resale values, while lower the cost of ownership helps the homeowners maintain their financial health.