Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Modular Home Additions, a Canadian company, Needs to Change Name

I just watched what I thought was a major inroad by modular housing into the world of Habitat for Humanity but it turns out that a Canadian company, Toronto based Modular Home Additions, is just a wall panel and truss supplier. They have usurped the term modular to mean any part of a home that is built off-site.

I was really disappointed that all the people in this video now think that wall panels and trusses alone are modular construction. We as an industry still have a long road to travel before the home buying public realizes that modular means MODULAR.




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Habitat for Humanity in Loveland, CO is using modular construction for their ranch housing. They recently set a home in Berthoud, CO. Habitat has worked with a local modular builder to develop plans and state approvals and then partners with a high school construction program to build the home over the coarse of the school year.

Terry Thon said...

Coach
The Organization has hijacked the idea of what a modular home should be.

I have found it is easier for customers to accept panelization ( even though there is all the subs and on site finish )

vs.
Modular homes are a finished project and better built

Yours,

Terry @ HomeCrafters