Manufactured Home Floor Plans
Manufactured home floor plans refer to homes where the different parts are created and pre-assembled at a factory site and then sent to the building site by truck and dropped onto its foundation with the help of a crane. The construction is finished by connecting all the wiring and plumbing. One major advantage of manufactured home plans is that once the foundation is ready, the actual home can be built within a few days. However, one significant drawback is that this makes it difficult to change aspects of the design in the house.
Two types of manufactured floor plans have been given as examples below:
Low-cost homes, also called rapid modular homes, are put together swiftly and effortlessly. A three-member squad can finish the panel assembly of a 2,000sq ft. home in a day and completely “dry in” the home within three days. There is no need to mount dry wall to the interior panels. Cabinets are also installed without any trouble. Electrical distribution is achieved with ease by running electrical wiring through vertical and horizontal chases that run inside the panels. Homes manufactured with structural insulated panels (also called rapid modular homes) have the advantage of reduced energy usage.
A structural insulated panel is a manufactured item that combines a foam core lodged between two cement panels for the walls and aluminum for the roofs. This creates a resilient construction plate. They are used to construct walls, ceilings and roofs. These homes offer exceptional insulation and a number of environmental benefits, not the least of which is a lack of wood in construction.
Another similar concept of manufactured floor plans is the American Geodesic dome plan. It uses steel plates, polystyrene insulation and interior wallboard.
Usually, the manufacturers of this floor plan will have a number of designs in stock. However, if a certain plan that fits one’s needs is not available, then they will modify an existing plan to create a custom plan based on sketches and other information given.
The dome kit is cheaper than a stick-built home. It does not require roof trusses, plywood, tarpaper, shingles, insulation or gutters to be installed. By just inserting the component panels, linking the steel mesh and concreting the sides, you complete the structural framework, the external finish, the sheathing and most of the interior shell wallboard for the shell of the house. Examples of manufactured floor plans are a dime a dozen. There is one for every heart’s desire, it appears. These examples provide a peek into manufactured floor plans that combine the practical with the aesthetic.