The Process to Build Your New Home

When it comes to the construction process, you may need a little advice to build your new home. Ordering a manufactured home is not the same as building a traditional house, and there are a lot of decisions to be made.

Floor Plans

Choosing the appropriate floor plan for your manufactured home is an exciting process. Most manufacturing companies offer numerous floor plan choices, from single-section to multi-section manufactured homes, most of which can be customized to meet your lifestyle needs.

Your Builder

To build your new home, it is a good idea to work with your dealer to establish your new home’s site work. Decisions regarding everything from your foundation requirements to city services will need to be implemented. Things such as land excavation, plumbing, gas, and electricity, as well as a septic system and various permits will all need to be dealt with. Talk with your dealer to see what they are able to take care of on your behalf. Most dealers offer a site work package that not only saves money, but also helps the entire job run more efficiently.


Once your manufactured home is constructed in the factory, it will be time to transport it to its new location. A majority of manufactured homes are transported in two halves using the equipment of the builder. Your new home will be shipped in a specific position to avoid incidentals such as power lines and overpasses along the journey. It is a good idea to double-check that the transportation of your new home is a service your dealer offers.


Once your manufactured home arrives at its destination, it will need to be set up. Your new home will be set and fastened to its foundation. The roof will be locked into a permanent position and the sections of your new manufactured home will be fastened together.

There is a lot of work to do aside from fastening the sections. Blockwork and waterproofing will also require completing. In addition, city service companies will need to arrive on site to hook up your utilities before final grading of the property can begin. Finally, your site contractor can finish your home with a driveway, garage, or other items at your request. Once all these things are complete, a building inspector will schedule a visit to inspect the premises and provide an occupancy permit.

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