HOUSE TALKYour Questions
When it comes to housing, there are a lot of things to consider (and sometimes things you may not even be aware of) but we can help you figure it all out. Here are a few things we often get asked. And if you’ve got a question, just drop us a note, we’d love to hear it!
WHAT IS A MANUFACTURED HOME?
ANSWER: A Manufactured Home (also known as a Modular Home or Prefabricated Home) is built inside a factory and transported to your building lot (rather than building it onsite). They use top quality materials and processes to ensure they are built to last and feature beautiful living spaces with gorgeous layouts, custom finishes and spectacular curb appeal. This is why today’s manufactured homes are in high demand; often being considered the superior choice over stick-built homes.
DOES A MANUFACTURED HOME COST MORE?
ANSWER: On the surface, our bottom line may look the same or slightly more than an onsite build. But when you compare product for product, you’ll quickly see the benefits of building an Ironwood Manufactured Home. Not all builders offer the same quality (it’s important to do a spec-to-spec comparison) and not all builders include the value-added services that we do. We keep overhead costs low and buy brand name products in bulk. Our sales, design and site-finish teams are well-seasoned (keeping delays to a minimum) and our production team is continually testing ways to decrease labour times and reduce waste. All these savings are passed on to you. So, in the end, it’s very possible that our homes cost less!
CAN A FLOOR PLAN BE MODIFIED?
ANSWER: Yes! Manufactured Homes have to abide by transportation width/length requirements (which can vary by province and state) but most designs can accommodate changes to suit your specific needs. So, once you find your favorite plan, don’t be afraid to mark it up and make it your own! And if you’ve found an entirely different plan someplace else, that’s no problem either. Our design team can ensure it fits within these parameters and they are experts at finding ways to capture all the elements you love about the home if it requires any adjustments.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
ANSWER: Time is as important to us as it is to you, but we don’t just rush your home through. We pay attention to detail, do the proper checks and believe in doing it right the first time. We build homes in order once they are issued for construction. So, once all the “I’s” are dotted and the “t’s” are crossed, we’ll be able to provide a reasonable delivery date. The complexity of your home and amount of site work can also affect your timeline so it’s best to check with your Ironwood Homes retailer for the current turn-around times.