Manufactured housing is another form of factory construction. Many consumers have mistakenly referred to these homes in the past as mobile homes. Manufactured homes can be installed on your own land (land and home), in a rental community or in a planned subdivision. Looking for a manufactured home is no longer a search for mobile homes, but a search for your permanent residence. Manufactured homes, sometimes refereed to as mobile homes, are constructed to a different building code. This code, the Federal Construction Safety Standards Act (HUD/CODE), unlike conventional building codes, requires manufactured homes to be constructed on a non-removable steel chassis.
Manufactured homes, sometimes referred to as mobile homes, are built to the HUD Code, a national code for manufactured housing. The HUD Code, unlike conventional state building codes used by modular home manufacturers and site builders, requires manufactured homes to be built on non-removable steel chassis. Manufactured homes, sometimes called Mobile homes, are built only to the federal building code (HUD) and do not have to meet the code requirements of the specific destination where the home will be erected. Under HUD requirements, it is also not mandatory that inspectors approve the structure. Manufactured homes are prefabricated, which means that they are ready for installation when you get them. You do not need a full construction company to build the homes on your real estate property because they are made of prefabricated materials that fit together in certain ways to make a specific floor plan.
Manufactured and modular homes have been improved. Those tough rules went into effect in 1994. Manufactured homes have been referred to as "mobile homes" or "trailer homes" in the past. Today's models offer more options and style than those made in previous years. Manufacturers pay laborers an average of 8 to 12 dollars per hour, compared to electricians hired on stick-built constructions that can run close to 50 dollars per hour. Plumber, carpeters, painters, and many more subcontractors will have their separate fees for stick-built homes, while manufacturing plants produce modulars complete for one set rate.
Manufacturers have learned to use wood and steel beams in their floor plans, and they have borrowed from both classical and contemporary designs to give their homes beautiful exteriors. Modular homes today are embellished by Cathedral ceilings, reversed gables and other exciting designs.