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Build a New Home ON SCHEDULE

20 January 2012

Do you know anyone who has ever built a new home or done a major addition? If you do, they surely told you that it was a stressful, long experience.

Not when you build a modular home. Traditionally built homes fall victim to scheduling problems regularly which holds up construction of the home. The people you know who have built a new home probably told you that the project did NOT finish on schedule.

Not so with modular homes. Modular homes are built with strict standards and time lines in a factory, and are delivered to your building site essentially completed. Traditionally built home have sequencing issues, if the framer doesn’t show up then the electrician can do his work, which means the plaster is delayed so the painter can’t come. This is S.O.P with a traditionally built home.

If you want a home built to high standards, with a set budget within a specified and adhered to time line with much less stress; contact Avalon Building Systems for information on modular home construction.


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So Many Benefits of Modular Home Construction

13 January 2012

Understanding that modular construction adheres to the many national building codes as well as state and local building codes throughout New England and New York, modular construction is faster, more efficient and less expensive than traditional stick built construction. But there are many other benefits to modular home construction as well.

Modular homes built in an assembly line production process in a factory, using the highest level of quality control. Because of this, labor is used very efficiently as well, which drives down costs.

Additionally, the modules are built before the site work is done and without the constraints of weather and contractor schedules. Because of this, modular homes are built much more efficiently than a traditionally built home, again keeping the modular home costs down. Because of the way modular homes are constructed, there are no additional costs for weather and scheduling issues, material replacement or increased labor costs.

Typically, modular homes use 30% more lumber than stick built homes making them stronger than most frame houses. Because modular homes are transported, the floors and walls are screwed together and glued together.

Modular homes are the better way to build contact Avalon Building Systems for a quote.


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Modular Homes are Cost Effective Construction

6 January 2012

The cost savings of modular construction begins in the factory. With modular construction, 80% to 85% of your home is completed in the factory before it is every delivered to your building site.

The buyer avoids the risk of having their price inflated by change orders, because the modules are built in the factory under strict inspection.

On-site injuries are less common as well since most of the labor for the project is handled in the factory.

The cost of stick built homes can be driven up because the materials are exposed to unfavorable weather conditions during the construction process, especially in the winter. With modular construction, there are no weather delays, weather damage or stolen materials when the construction is performed indoors.

Modular home construction stays constant. And, with factory built homes, the construction time is greatly shortened. Therefore, homebuyers benefit from both fewer payments on construction loans and less labor pay for workers on the site. All of these savings are passed on to the home buyer.

For information on modular home construction, contact Avalon Building Systems.


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Downsize or Upgrade with Modular Construction

30 December 2011

The holidays are fun, but often we are reminded during the holidays that we either need a larger house, or we want a smaller one.

If you have suddenly found that you need a larger home, either an entirely new home or an addition, modular construction may be the answer for you.

Modular additions can be added to almost any home, and can be done much more quickly than traditional construction. If it is an in-law apartment for aging parents, an extra bedroom, office, or you can enlarge your kitchen to accommodate a growing family with a modular addition.  There is better, faster way to do your home addition.

Need to downsize? Modular floor plans can be custom designed to create the home you are looking for.  A smaller home does not have to mean compromise. Build a home with the same rooms, just smaller, or build a home with only the rooms you use and need.

Avalon Building Systems builds  modular homes all winter long, so don’t let that stop you. With a faster design to construction time, winter is the best time to build a new modular home.


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Happy New Year From Avalon Building Your New England Area Modular Home Builder

23 December 2011

During this holiday season Avalon Building Systems would like to wish you and your families a happy and safe holiday and New Year. After the holiday season winds to a close, if you are in the market for a newly built home, we would be honored to speak with you about modular home floor plans.

For all of your building needs, whether your needs entail a modular office, a new modular home, or a modular addition, keep us in mind. Avalon Building Systems has some of the finest built modular homes in the New England and New York area.

Our standard of impeccable customer service means that your new home building process will be a seamless as possible from beginning to end. Contact us for information or question you may have. Enjoy the season and Happy New Year from Avalon Building Systems.


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Weather Has No Effect On Some Winter Home Construction

16 December 2011

So you have surely seen the commercials suggesting a car for the holidays; how about a home for the holidays. Ok, that is a little extreme, and it won’t be built by the holidays, but you can build a new home in New England in the winter.

The best advantage to building a new home in the winter around here is the lack of lead time. If you have wanted to build a new home, this may be the perfect time. Many people are discouraged about building in the winter because of the weather. Inevitably, snow and wind will affect the supplies and cause labor delays.

Here is the good news; weather is irrelevant in modular construction. The individual modules are constructed indoors in a factory, and are then transported to your building site. The home is assembled that day, and within a few days, the home is sided and “buttoned up”. When you build modular, your home  is protected from the elements from start to finish.

Still have questions about winter construction? Contact Avalon Building Systems for more information.


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The Fastest form of Home Construction is Modular Home Construction

10 December 2011

How can you affordably and quickly build yourself a new home? With modular construction, the fastest growing forms of home building in the market today.

Modular homes are desirable because of their increased efficiency, the quickness with which they are built, and the ability to customize them.

Avalon Building Systems can design modular homes that encompass the entire spectrum of the home market. Whether you need an affordable single-family, a higher end floor plan, or a vacation home, modular floor plans can be customized to your needs.

The combination of more efficient construction, reduced construction time and costs,  and unlimited customizations are the primary reasons why many home buyers are switching from traditional stick-building to modular home construction.

Contact Avalon Building Systems today.


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Expanding Family? Modular Home Additions

2 December 2011

Modular additions are the perfect way to add onto your home.  If you would prefer not to sell your home in this market, but you need a larger home, think modular.

Expanding your family or need an in-law apartment? Modular home additions can be added on to nearly every type of home. But modular homes and additions are easy to adapt. If it is an in-law apartment for aging parents, hallways are easily built wide to accommodate walkers, bathrooms can have walk-in showers and grab bars.

Add an extra bedroom, office, or enlarge your kitchen to accommodate a growing family with a modular addition.  There is better, faster way to do your home addition. Rather than the long process of traditional construction, think about a modular home addition. With modular home additions your home renovation will be completed much faster, and you will be enjoying your new space much sooner.

Contact Avalon Building Systems for information on building a modular home addition.


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Start Building your New Home Now

23 November 2011

Many people think they can not start building a home in the winter. Driving by home construction sites in the winter is often disheartening seeing all of that building material buried under snow.
 
Modular home construction does not work that way. Together, we design a home that meets your needs. Whether you need a colonial or a cape style floorplan, you decide what you need. The modular floorplan can be custom designed.

Each of your new homes modules are constructed indoors in a factory. Your building materials are protected from the elements. Once built, the modules are transported to your building site, assembled together and all the final connections are made. Your home has been protected from the elements throughout the entire process.

If you are interested in building a new home, but thought you would wait until spring, contact Avalon Building Systems to start your home construction right now.


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Faster Construction and No Wait Time for a Modular Home

19 November 2011

Custom modular homes are a fast, economical and efficient way to build a new home. If you are in the housing market, consider building a home, and not just any home, a modular home. Why not design a home that you want to your specifications.
 
Modular homes are already quicker to build than a traditionally built home. But now, with the building season slowing down, modular homes are even faster to build. Many people think that a home cannot be built in the winter. Sometimes you drive by a construction site and you see building materials covered in the snow.

Don’t worry. With modular home construction, that won’t happen to your home. Modular homes are built in factories where the materials are protected from the elements. Once built those modules are brought to your new home construction site and assembled. The only part of your new home that will see the weather is the exterior, just as it should be.

Contact Avalon Building Systems for more information.


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