(Frequently Asked Questions)
What is the difference between a manufactured home and a modular home?
While both manufactured homes and modular homes are built in a factory environment, there are some differences between the two. The main source of difference between modular and manufactured homes is the certification standard to which they are built. CSA Z240 MH is the CSA National Standard for Manufactured Home Construction. CSA A277 Modular is the Standard used to certify the residential building is in compliance to the governing bodies required building code (BCBC).
How is factory built housing different than site built homes?
Factory built homes are built off site in a controlled manufacturing environment. Each home is built in sections, or modules, and then transported to the site where they are setup by professional installers. Approximately 80% – 90% of factory built construction takes place indoors where materials are protected from the elements.
Do manufactured and modular homes use the same building materials as site built homes?
Yes. Both manufactured and modular homes use the same or similar building materials as site built homes. In a cut section view, you’ll see everything from roof trusses to structural floor decking and 2×6 exterior walls (2×4 for Park Models). In the ceilings you’ll primarily see blown cellulose insulation, along with fiberglass batts in the wall cavities. Detailed information is available from your local retailer.
What kind of features can I get in a manufactured or modular homes?
Moduline offers features you might not expect in factory-built housing, including trend forward decor, glamorous master bathrooms, state-of-the-art kitchens with stainless steel appliances, fireplaces, custom cabinetry, finished drywall, bay windows and porches just to name a few. Find a home to begin searching for your dream home and view our photo galleries to see examples of the features we offer.
Where can I find pricing information for Moduline manufactured and modular homes?
Moduline sells our homes through a large network of independently-owned retailers and small builders located throughout British Columbia. Pricing information on specific homes can be found through these retailers. They will be able to quote homes based on the foundation you need, options you desire and any site work necessary. Find a retailer in your area for more information.
Can I purchase homes directly from the factory?
Moduline only sells their homes through a network of independent retailers, who provide the myriad of services that you require. This includes working with you to adapt the plan, select colors and options, arrange financing, assist with building permits, do site inspections, arrange delivery and perform the set up and installation of the unit.
Where can I go to tour a model that I see online?
Our homes are set up at retail sales centers all over British Columbia. Find a local manufactured or modular home retailer in your area. Moduline recommends that you contact your nearest retailer before you visit to determine their hours of operation and which homes they have in inventory for you to tour.
Does Moduline build homes with two stories?
Can factory built homes be placed on basements?
Yes, our homes can be placed on a basement or crawl space, however the specifications for doing so vary from region to region.
I’m an existing homeowner, where can I find registration, CSA and specification details pertaining to my home?
There are two registration decals affixed to each unit. An exterior decal is placed on the lower left hand corner of the home, while an interior decal is placed at the electrical breaker box. The electrical breaker box will also have a decal noting the serial number of the unit along with an intertek CSA label denoting one of the following; CSA A-277 Modular, CSA Z-240 Manufactured, or CSA Z-241 Park Model.
The intertek specification sheet is attached to the inside of a kitchen cabinet, typically above the range which reflects information such as, date of manufacture, serial number, model number, Intertek CSA Label, factory installed appliance details, electrical system, thermal insulation and snow load.