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Modular Construction Offers Tougher Resilient Homes

26 September 2018

Avalon Building Systems - Modular Construction, Newton, MA

The disaster caused by Hurricane Florence devastated North Carolina and has caused many people in the area to lose their homes. While hurricanes do not hit Massachusetts with such severity, homeowners are interested in building homes that are safer and sturdier. Modular homes have more capacity to withstand strong, hurricane-force winds.

Strong, robust homes that can handle 180 mph winds are constructed by modular home builders. These homes are perfect for families who live anywhere in Massachusetts, but most especially for those who live in flood prone areas. Modular construction designs and builds resilient homes that can stand tough against natural forces. Modules are glued, screwed, and strapped for safe transport during transportation to the permanent building site. Because these homes are so securely built, they meet and often exceed state and local building codes. Additionally, the series of QA tests are the protocol of modular building systems to ensure these codes are properly met.

Homebuyers today need to pay attention to the quality of their homes and the materials and processes used to build them. Looking at the aftermath of past hurricanes, homebuyers should review all of their home building options. Contact Avalon Building Systems for strong and beautiful homes.


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Modular Building System Showcases Hurricane-Proof Homes

19 September 2018

Avalon Building System - Modular Construction in Boston, MA

Although hurricanes in Massachusetts are less frequent than those in the Southeast, we can't run from the fact that hurricanes do hit here and can be devastating in their aftermath. The Massachusetts coastline offers some challenging building requirements. We can only encourage homeowners looking to build a new home that they consider modular construction to better hurricane-proof their homes in order to ensure safety when and if disaster strikes.

Fortunately, modular construction offers homes that can withstand hurricane force winds and superior pilings for families who reside near the coast. Modular homes are tougher than stick-built homes. They use screws, glue, and strapping in construction and steel to stabilize the structure. They are also made from premium-grade raw materials and designed by state-of-the-art technology. Modules are constructed in a highly controlled environment to ensure the quality in construction. Hurricane-proof modular homes are designed to resist 180 mp winds. In addition, there are numerous stern QA inspections, modular homes are guaranteed to pass state and local building codes.

Additionally, modular building systems can be delivered in a timely manner. With the faster construction process, homeowners can move into their homes in less time. All of these amazing features of modular construction can be granted at the best price.

Contact Avalon Building Systems for better quality homes.


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Modular Construction For Unique and Extraordinary Commercial Buildings

12 September 2018

Avalon Building System Commercial Style Modular Buildings in Norwell, MA

Your commercial space can contribute in promoting your brand. With modular construction in Duxbury, MA, you can have built unique buildings and one-of-a-kind structures. This is because the modular building method has the capability to layout and create customized building designs. In fact, you can add features and designs to your space which customers and prospects will quickly recognize your brand.

Modular floor plans and interior design can be laid out according to your preferences. You have all the discretion to decide the color, arrangement, and perspective of your building. If you own other buildings, you may follow all the specific details unique to your brand so they all have a consistent look with which people are familiar. The modular building system can precisely duplicate your buildings' details with the use of state-of-the-art technology.

Visual appeal matters. If you present a building that is incomparable and unique you will garner attention and be easily recognized by many. Contact Avalon Building System for customized and exceptional commercial style modular buildings.


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Modular Buildings Showcases Sustainability and Green Building

5 September 2018

Avalon Building System Commercial Style Modular Buildings in Hingham, MA

Apart from being the best alternative for faster and a more economical way to build a home, modular homes remain the best choice in terms of sustainability and green building processes. There are three basic reasons why modular construction presents greener methods of construction over traditional construction:

  • Energy Efficient - Modules are manufactured inside a controlled environment and away from the actual construction site. With this approach, the surrounding environment at the actual permanent site is less affected. Because of this factory-like process, there is minimal waste of materials and efficient use of energy during the construction process.
  • Energy Efficient Materials - Additionally, modular buildings are equipped with energy efficient systems such as low-emissivity glass for windows and solar panels, as well as properly insulated wall panels.
  • Adaptable - If you are thinking of building expansions, it easy to add and remove one or more modules for the extension. Because, the process is fast, it lessens the cost and the disruption to the adjacent building and surroundings.

To find out more about benefits of modular buildings, contact Avalon Building Systems.


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Commercial Style Modular Buildings Showcases Versatile Floor Plans For Diverse Commercial Spaces

29 August 2018

Avalon Building System - commercial style modular buildings in Duxbury, MA

Commercial spaces have diverse floor plan requirements. The layout is highly dependent on the nature of the business. Due to these distinct needs, commercial spaces need versatile and highly adaptable floor plans. This is where commercial style modular buildings are superior.

Commercial style modular buildings in Duxbury, MA have a wide array of pre-designed modular floor plans available that can be modified further to precisely meet a more specific demand. Their multi-faceted features can cater all sorts of industries and are highly adaptable for expansions, building extensions, additional floors and even structures within the building. Moreover, renovation work can be done without massive disruption to daily operations. All modular units are manufactured in at a different location and only assembly is done on the actual job site. Thus, business continuity is secured even through a renovation.

In industries where constant change is essential, the modular construction methods present a more convenient and timely option. It offers quality while staying economical and versatile while also being highly customizable. Contact Avalon Building Systems to find out more about commercial style modular buildings.


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Commercial Style Modular Buildings Offer Many Benefits To Food Chain Franchisees

22 August 2018

Avalon Commercial style modular buildings in Plymouth, MA

Food chain franchisees can benefit by choosing modular construction for many reasons. Franchises have many specifics that need focus especially in regards to the interior design and floor plan. Because the layout must often follow a distinct style, customization makes the job even more critical. With traditional building methods, custom-designed buildings entail costly building expenditures. But with modular construction owners can save on building costs.

Commercial style modular buildings in Plymouth, MA can be built without overspending because the strategic modular construction system aims to deliver a project with minimal to zero waste in both time and materials. The advanced technology of modular building systems makes precision and consistency possible. With this construction method there will be no more miss-cuts or misapplications which can add to building expenses; this means the project will be delivered on schedule. Consequently, franchisees can open for business sooner which means a faster return on investment.

In terms of quality of materials and craftsmanship, franchisees can not go wrong with modular construction. The modular building method abides strictly to state and local building codes. In fact, the quality of modular buildings often exceed the local and state requirements for food chains and restaurant buildings.

If you are planning to open and build a a franchise, contact Avalon Building System.


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Modular Construction Showcases Affordable and Quality Residential Complexes in Rental Home Industry

15 August 2018

Avalon Building System, Hingham, MA

With more people opting for rental homes, there is great opportunity for those who want to own and oversee townhouses and condominiums. Rental property is a booming business which can generate great ROI for investors. For existing property managers and those who wish to enter into the field, modular construction offers many benefits.

For starters, commercial style modular buildings are a faster and more affordable construction option over traditional methods. The difference is in the systematic procedure of construction which saves considerable time while still offering a finished product with the same or higher quality. In fact, modular buildings meet or exceed all state and local building codes. This guarantees that these structures are built securely, safely, and with multiple quality checks. Another benefit of modular building systems is its limitless possibilities in customization that it provides for both the interior and exterior design.

Apart from that, since modular buildings is completed in less time, the units can be occupied faster for a quicker ROI. With these and many more advantages, modular construction can be a great option for investors. Contact Avalon Building Systems to find out more.


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Things To Consider When Choosing A Modular Home Builder

8 August 2018

Avalon Building System - Modular Home Builder, MA

Modular building systems present faster construction methods. However, the procedure still requires builders with skilled hands, technical expertise, and other credentials that qualifies them for the job. If you are looking for a modular home builder, here are few qualifications to consider:

  • License - It is imperative to deal with a licensed modular home builder to ensure your project is in good hands. It is a basic proof that these professionals have undergone proper trainings and seminars that make them eligible to perform the building procedure. Only certified builders know and understand well the building codes that govern this particular construction method.
  • Experience - You must consider the years of experience of a certain modular home builder to ensure they have enough practice of their expertise. There's a huge difference between the procedures of stick-in built homes and modular homes. So it's integral that your builder has ample knowledge and training that includes ability to operate new technology used in modular construction, carpentry skills, and in-depth knowledge in hvac installation and plumbing works. Remember that only an experienced modular builder has the competence to address construction issues that might come up along the way.
  • The Dealer and Builder is One - If your dealer is also the builder of your modular home, you can guarantee they will deliver a first-rate job since aside from the homeowner, the dealer has the utmost concern with regards to the quality of their finished product.

Contact Avalon Building System to learn more tips on selecting a modular home dealer/builder.


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In-Plant Buildings Can Be Better Built Through Modular Construction

1 August 2018

Avalon Commercial style modular buildings in Boston, MA

Large factories often have separate structures inside that serve to cordon off areas for specific needs or to strictly regulate environmental conditions such as sterility, light levels, climate, and acoustics. Although in-plant buildings have been around for awhile modular construction can address speedier erection of these indoor structures with a more custom layout and less construction expense.

Modular building systems makes for the easier evolution of in-plant structures. It offers a more convenient construction method since fabrication of the modules is done at a different site. This implies that businesses can operate as normal as usual with minimal disruption. Additionallly, commercial-style modular buildings such as modular in-plant projects can be completed in a matter of a few weeks. This means that businesses can utilize the new space immediately.

Furthermore, modular in-plant buildings are highly customizable and flexible. It enables business to make building in-plant extensions instantly with unique floor plans. More importantly, the look and quality of the structure is not compromised.

To find out more about modular in-plant buildings, contact Avalon Building Systems.


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Avalon included in 5 Massachusetts Prefab Home Companies to Watch

23 July 2018

Prefabricated homes in New England have never looked so appealing, thanks to these Massachusetts companies.

Prefab homes—an umbrella term that encompasses homes whose components are manufactured in a climate-controlled, indoor environment before being shipped to a job site—are only growing in popularity across the United States. In fact, while it may only have been on your radar for the past few years, there are builders in just about every state that have decades of experience building prefabricated, modular, or panelized homes. Here, we've rounded up five prefab home companies and builders in Massachusetts to check out.

  1. Turkel Design of Boston, MA
    Exterior, House Building Type, and Prefab Building Type Since 2005, Turkel Design has been creating prefabricated homes with a distinctly modern, contemporary design. Their Axiom series of prefab houses, launched in 2015, offers 11 distinct designs, starting at around $800,000. These homes feature bold design, resource conservation, and energy efficiency. Thanks to a panelized construction system, they can also be customized to match just about every site, climate, and mode of living. Since 2005, Turkel Design has been creating prefabricated homes with a distinctly modern, contemporary design. Their Axiom series of prefab houses, launched in 2015, offers 11 distinct designs, starting at around $800,000. These homes feature bold design, resource conservation, and energy efficiency. Thanks to a panelized construction system, they can also be customized to match just about every site, climate, and mode of living.
  2. Avalon Building Systems of Canton, MA
    Avalon Building Systems offers a range of modular homes, ranging from contemporary styles, like their Chilmark and Newton models, to more traditional designs. Built out of SIPS (structural insulated panels), all of their homes meet "Energy Star Standards" and HERS requirements where mandated. They can also help clients design their home to maximize LEED points throughout the site design, building design, and construction decisions.  Avalon Building Systems offers a range of modular homes, ranging from contemporary styles, like their Chilmark and Newton models, to more traditional designs. Built out of SIPS (structural insulated panels), all of their homes meet "Energy Star Standards" and HERS requirements where mandated. They can also help clients design their home to maximize LEED points throughout the site design, building design, and construction decisions.
  3. Go Modular SIP Homes of Newton, MA
    Exterior, Prefab Building Type, House Building Type, and Flat RoofLine Go Modular SIP Homes specializes in a hybrid construction method that combines two exciting technologies: the SIP (or Structural Insulated Panel) industry, and the factory-built, modular home industry, creating net zero-ready, modular homes for the 21st century. Their homes boast deep savings in utility bills because of wall construction with an R-value of 40, true R40 to -80 in the roof, and almost zero air infiltration. The company was established in 1986 and have since built over 1,000 homes to date. For one of their lines of homes, Go Modular SIP Homes has partnered up with Long Island's well-known architect, Laszlo Kiss of ASAP House, who specializes in modern modular designs. 
  4. Huntington Homes of Greenfield, MA and East Montpelier, VT
    Exterior, Wood Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, and Prefab Building Type With offices in both Massachusetts and Vermont, Huntington Homes specializes in modular homes in a variety of styles. From their factory in Vermont, the company ships across the country while maintaining a regional office in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Because of their modular building process and their eco-friendly designs, their homes are 45-percent more efficient than a Code built home, and 30-percent more efficient than an ENERGY STAR home. They offer three different packages for clients for a range of services, including options where they manufacture, deliver, and set the modules onto your foundation. This includes a finished shingled roof. Your local contractor takes over the final finish work.
  5. Acorn Deck House Company of Acton, MA
    Exterior, House Building Type, Prefab Building Type, and Wood Siding Material The Acorn Deck House Company specializes in prefabricated, custom homes that are manufactured in major components, which are then meticulously precut and detailed for tight tolerances and an accurate fit. They even make proprietary millwork—including mahogany entry doors, mahogany windows and sliding glass doors, stair and rail systems, and trim styles. The company, established in 1947, has built over 20,000 homes from Maine to California, Israel to Japan. The Acorn Deck House Company specializes in prefabricated, custom homes that are manufactured in major components, which are then meticulously precut and detailed for tight tolerances and an accurate fit. They even make proprietary millwork—including mahogany entry doors, mahogany windows and sliding glass doors, stair and rail systems, and trim styles. The company, established in 1947, has built over 20,000 homes from Maine to California, Israel to Japan.

Source: Dwell.com


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