Once you are ready to benefit from the advantages of building a modular home and building with Northplex, the process to selecting the best home for you and your family begins with meeting one of our housing consultants.
Our team will walk you through the following to determine the type of home you seek:
- Square footage and dimensions
- Financial considerations such as your price point and financing
- Type of home: bungalow, two story, duplex and multi-family
- Features you would like in your home
- Site information: foundation, destination, date required
Then, once we have determined the style of home you desire, you will work with our in-house design team to ensure the design suits your needs and lifestyle.
Our team will work with you to ensure you have the options and choices to make your home something special.
These options include things like:
- Cabinet type & style catalog
- Exterior feature options
- Custom kitchen designs
Once we you are happy with your feature options and design, it is time to move onto choosing your decor options.
These decor selections include things like:
- Laminate, tile, lino or carpet for your flooring
- Choosing kitchen & ensuite materials, colors as well as light and plumbing fixtures
- Decorate your exterior with a variety of siding types, faux stone, wood trims and more
Only when you are completely satisfied with your future home’s design, custom options and decor selections, the blueprints, drawings and purchase order are finalized.
Your home order can then be placed and will be scheduled for construction on our production line.
Now you are ready for building a modular home for yourself!
There are 17 different stations that the home will go through, indicated in the graphic below:
The standard construction specifications for each modular home model we make can be found below:
- Basement model
- Modular basement
Please contact our sales staff for construction specifications for multi-family models.
Some of the highlights of our solid building process can be found below:
- Engineered open web floor joists
- Floor decking with tongue and groove decking for extra strength and durability
- Walls built into a 2×6 continuous wall structure
- Hurricane straps around all windows and doors
- Extend each window header by one stud on either side for additional support
- Walls sit on foam gasket so no air can leak in or out
- Roof trusses and walls built in the plant
Follow Pete Snaterse, our VP of Business Development, as he explains each construction station in the plant that your modular home will go through.
Your home begins inside out with an open web floor truss (double joint standard), which are built in house. The truss has a clear span finish that allows the heat duct and plumbing pipes to be integrated into the system without creating new holes. If your home is a self-contained model, it will have a standard R35 floor insulation. The floor decking has a tongue and groove decking that is glued and screwed.
The walls of your home are also built in house. The walls are built into a 2×6 continuous wall structure. As your home will be transported, we strengthen our product by using hurricane straps around all the windows and doors to ensure minimal cracking during transportation and craning. We also extend each window header by one stud on either side for additional support. We use a 7/16’’ OSB sheething for the exterior walls as well as the exterior of the interior walls. These sheets are 8’x24’ in size, and are laid on the walls and the window and door openings are then cut out.
The walls of your home sit on a foam gasket so no air can be transferred, adding to the energy efficiency rating. Also, every second stud around the perimeter of the home has a hurricane strap with lag bolts every two feet for added strength.
The roof trusses are built in house and are craned onto the walls of the home after the drywall is in place with a tape and texture finish. Once the wall and roof are in place, a 2×4 runs the full length of the trusses and a 10” spike is used every two feet to fasten the trusses in place. On the exterior walls, the OSB sheathing is glued and stapled into place, which is carried below the floor truss to reduces air flow for additional energy efficiency.
The final stages of your home construction include wrapping the home to ensure no air penetrates the home, from the roof to below the floor trusses. There are a variety of exterior siding options to choose from including the color.
Inside your home you will enjoy crown moulding, a thick baseboard and trim around all windows and doors. In our plant we also have a cabinet making department which creates European full access frame-less kitchen cabinetry, adjustable shelves and soft corner countertops. Your home will also come with a high efficiency furnace and a 40 gallon natural gas hot water heater. You can provide your own appliances for the home or Northplex can supply them for you.