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thenidles

11:47AM | 11/16/04
Member Since: 11/15/04
1 lifetime posts
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I was wondering if anyone has had a modular addition and how it turned out. We like the low cost of modulars and have no doubt about buying one, BUT an addtion is another matter. How does it look compared to the rest of the house? Can you tell that it was added on? Are there any before and after pictures of MODULAR ADDITIONS? We have seen all the beautiful modulars but not any additions. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

rood1999

10:53AM | 05/11/05
Member Since: 05/10/05
1 lifetime posts
I have had this same question for years! Though I've never gotten an answer to the question you have raised. I won't go into to all the reasons why this idea makes economic and lifestyle sense...

Did you ever get an answer tho your question?

modularc

02:39PM | 06/19/05
Member Since: 06/18/05
1 lifetime posts
Modular additions can often be accomplished in the same manner as stick built ones. It depends on the accessability of the site and also the overall size of the unit, but the benifits can be significant from cost to speed there is no reason not to investigate the possibility

LeilaK

10:41AM | 08/21/05
Member Since: 08/20/05
3 lifetime posts
Hi, I don't know if you have already been to these two websites, but I thought they might be helpful to you. They have some really impressive before and after pictures.

http://www.2ndstorysolutions.com/

http://www.modulararchitecture.com/ModularsAddition.html

Best of luck!


jack123

05:25PM | 06/05/06
Member Since: 06/04/06
1 lifetime posts
Earlier this year I researched various companies who do modular addition and as exciting as the concept may be, I have since learned that in practice they are never really done by reputable companies. I live in a long ranch here in NY and I thought it would be a smart move to consider this cost and time-saving alternative, but after speaking to numerous contractors of modular homes, I was advised that a modular addition must sit precisely on top of the existing structure, and there is only 1/2 inch of leeway. To accomplish this, it's very difficult and most GC's/modular firms wouldn't touch the project, for the risk involved. It would be possible to find a small modular firm, possibly down south, who would be willing to give this a go, but in the end I figured if there wasn't so much risk they would be popping up everywhere and that's certainly not the case.

BaldwinLI

06:13PM | 06/11/06
Member Since: 06/10/06
1 lifetime posts
I too am interested in Modular Additions. I came across this company that is based on Long Island, New York.

http://www.ecdormer.com

Check it out.

hs3614

11:11AM | 10/01/06
Member Since: 09/30/06
1 lifetime posts
I live in Georgia, and am extremely interested in the cost effectiveness of using modulars as additions to our current home. If anyone can refer me to a company in the SouthEast, I would be grateful. Thanks alot!

homepromodular

12:08PM | 09/02/07
Member Since: 09/01/07
1 lifetime posts
As a modular builder who also specializes in additions, I wanted to clarify something said by Jack123. It is absolutely true that in building modular additions there is less than 1/2 tolerance for error. However, that is also the case in modular construction in general. Whether we are setting a foundation upon which we will set an entire new house, or putting a new level on a ranch or cape, precision is critical. Most reputable modular builders have no problem keeping their work within those tolerances. If you don't you're out of business. But that is one of the attractive aspects of modular work. You really can deliver a superior product.

The reason loads of people aren't out there doing this is that the cost effectiveness for the manufacturer declines as the project gets smaller. So, even for a builder like my own company, Home Pro Construction I might well choose to build a new home before taking on an addition. The addition will take every bit as much work as the new house, but will still be a smaller project with less profit. Right now, as the real estate market is weak, both I and other colleagues are willing to do more additions than we would when the market in new homes is booming. Hope this helps clarify a bit about the modular industry.

Ron Price

Home Pro Construction, LLC

kgoldin

09:43AM | 11/13/07
Member Since: 11/12/07
1 lifetime posts
I am interested in the option of having a single story modular addition. Is there such a thing? Everything I'm seeing online talks about adding a second story or making a new home. Are there any national or New York companies that do that?

jmartin896

05:46PM | 01/29/08
Member Since: 01/28/08
4 lifetime posts
Let me know if you want to look at our modular homes. We design/build them and can ship them anywhere in the U.S. I can be reached at jmartin@antlersgc.com
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