Modular Home Construction Timeline

Carolina Custom Home’s Modular Home Construction Timeline

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At Carolina Custom Homes of Burlington, our mission is to create beautiful, 100% customizable modular homes for all our clients. Whether you love your modular home floor plan as is, or want to move around a few walls to suit the needs of your family, the team at Carolina Custom Homes is here to help you every step of the way.

One of the advantages of working with experienced modular home builders is that you won’t experience the same construction delays as you would with traditional stick-built home construction. While on-site built homes are also beautifully designed, they lack the same amount of control, and sustainability, of modular home construction.

By choosing to build a modular home, you’ll be able to select your perfect floorplan, talk to your designer in-depth about what features you’d like customized, and our team will begin construction as soon as you’ve finalized the details.

When you decide to build a house, knowing where to begin can be overwhelming, to say the least. Because we want this to be an exciting experience for your family, our team is here to assist, support, and answer your questions throughout the home building process. The moment you walk into your home for the first time should be an experience you remember forever. Want to learn more about the advantages of modular construction? Continue reading to see how we can create the home of your dreams, in just a few short months!

The Modular Home Construction Timeline

By now, you’ve probably heard that custom modular homes take less time to build than traditional stick-built homes. However, our expedited process isn’t limited to just construction. The entire modular home building process only takes nine to eleven months to complete, from the moment you pick your floor plan, to placing the final touches on your home.

When you work with Carolina Custom Homes, we break down the modular home construction process into three different phases for our clients. Throughout each phase, you’ll have one of our designers by your side, assisting and updating you on the status of your home.

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Phase One: Design

Before we construct your custom modular home, first, you’ll meet with one of our modular home designers. During your design meeting, we will walk you through our dozens of modular home floor plans, discussing features you value most in your home. By the end of the design consultation, you’ll have selected the floor plan that best suits the needs of your family and your personal style.

While we love our floor plans, we realize every family is different – what works for one might not work for another. In addition to selecting your modular home floor plan, you’ll have the opportunity to fully customize your home’s floor plan to suit your family. Your designer will be able to move walls, adjust the layout of your kitchen, or create an open floorplan between your living and dining room – our customizations process is truly that simple!

While the design phase is not officially a part of the construction process, our designers are able to send your floor plan to our project managers the minute you’ve finalized your decisions. Taking the time to meet with our designers and discuss your options simplifies the overall construction process, and guarantees you get the custom-built modular home of your dreams.

If you’re interested in learning more about our process and extensive customization options, check out our webinar, Modulars 101: Your Guide to Customization!

Phase Two: Modular Construction

Once we begin the home building process, your home can be completed in as little as 9-11 months! The reason modular home construction takes such little time is because of how we assemble your home. 

Our modular homes are built in an off-site, climate-controlled warehouse. This gives us an advantage during the construction process because:

  • It guarantees more control, resulting in a better quality home
  • Provides consistency and reliability during the modular construction process
  • Let’s us supervise every aspect of home construction

After we’ve built the majority of your modular home floor plan, we transfer your modular home to your plot of land for on-site assembly. By building your home away from the building site, we are able to reduce the amount of time spent on construction, reduce waste, and optimize energy efficiency. With a custom modular home, you’ll never have to compromise on style, in an effort to save time.

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Phase Three: Move-In

Once we’ve finished assembling your modular home, we will take a final walkthrough with you, to ensure everything you wanted is in place. From there, we’ll hand over the keys to your brand new modular home!

Just remember, your official move-in date is also dependent on a few other factors, like purchasing the land for your modular home and applying for a home loan. However, our team can assist you with these additional factors as necessary.

Overall, the modular home construction process is more energy-efficient and cost-effective, yet still captures all the personalizations you’re looking for.

The Benefits of Modular Home Construction with Carolina Custom Homes

With such a shortened timeline, the benefits of modular home construction speak for themselves! In addition to a shortened, more reliable timeline, our custom home builders will be there every step of the way to assist you in the modular home construction process.


Assistance with Land Purchase

When you work with Carolina Custom Homes of Burlington, we understand that there is so much more that goes into the home building process besides designing your home. That’s why in addition to designing and constructing your house, we can also help you buy the plot of land you’ll use to build your dream home.

You’ll have the option to include the purchase of land in your contract with us, so together we can find, buy, and develop the perfect piece of heaven for the entire family. If you’ve already purchased or inherited land, then this step isn’t necessary, but if you want help finding the plot of land for your forever home, we are more than happy to assist.


Additional Control Over Home Construction

At Carolina Custom Homes, we believe that our clients always come first. Throughout the modular home construction process, our designers and project managers will take the time to update you on the status of your home, and once your home is assembled, you’ll take a final walkthrough of your home for any last-minute changes that must be made.


A Better Long-Term Investment

More often than not, modular homes get compared to mobile homes or prefab homes. While modular homes do have an expedited construction timeline, that doesn’t mean you’re compromising on quality, style, or structural integrity.

In fact, modular homes are a better long term investment because they are designed to be sustainable green homes, so you can have a home with structural integrity that’s also eco-friendly. By using less waste and more environmentally friendly building materials, your sustainable home is a high-quality investment that will last for years to come.

Besides being highly sustainable, your brand new modular home is a better long term investment because of its:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Durability and Sustainability
  • High-quality Construction
  • Ability to Retain Value


Stick Built Homes vs Modular Homes


Stick Built Homes

  • Built on-site and can be exposed to weather delays, which can extend the time spent on construction.

Modular Home

  • Built in an environmentally controlled warehouse, so home construction stays on track.


Stick Built Homes

  • Can take upwards of 12-15 months to build, depending on weather conditions and the land.

Modular Homes

  • Constructed in 9-11 months, and face minimal to no construction delays.


Stick Built Homes

  • Can have increased pricing due to materials, and extended construction timeline. The price can change, vs having an all-in price.

Modular Homes

  • Flexibility budgeting. Homeowners can choose to keep their initial base price or adjust the price of their home based on customizations.


Stick Built Homes

  • Are used with standard building materials that can be damaged or waterlogged during the construction process.

Modular Homes

  • Are built using energy-efficient and environmentally friendly materials, and are FEMA recognized for their structural integrity


Stick Built Homes

  • Designers and project managers experienced booked schedules, which could create inconsistent communication between you and the team.

Modular Homes

  • You’ll have a home designer that works with you from start to finish, providing continuous updates on the status of your home.


Stick Built Homes

  • Can be fully customized, but you may or may not have the all-in price of your project prior to construction.

Modular Homes

  • Are 100% fully customizable, and you’ll have a total quote of your home’s price within days of your design consultation.

If you’re ready to start designing the home of your dreams, it’s time to contact Carolina Custom Homes for a consultation or schedule a tour of one of our display homes.

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What to expect when you meet with Carolina Custom Homes.

First: Tell us when you’d like to come see us.

Then: Chat with us about your unique needs and vision. We’d recommend considering the following so we can cover a lot of ground in our meeting and better serve you.

  • How did you hear about us?
  • How much space and how many bedrooms and bathrooms would be ideal?
  • Would you prefer a one-story home or multi-story home?
  • Do you already have land and if so what’s it like and where is it located
  • Budget! How much are you looking to spend? Will you be financing your home or paying cash?

The rest is really just showing them the model homes and finding out what is important to them in their new home.

Finally: Walk through some of our most popular floor plans. We swap these out occasionally, so keep an eye out for anything new you’d like to see. Keep in mind while your wandering that any of our floor plans can be customized to better fit your lifestyle.

Not Ready To Meet?

During the tour of our homes, you will see a wide variety of features that are available to you for your custom project. Of course, any home you build with us, can be completely customized with an open concept floor plan, 9′ ceilings, granite countertops, hardwood flooring, atrium doors, transom windows, etc.

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