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Modular from custom home plan

Discussion in 'Main Forum' started by sdb, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. sdb

    sdb New Member

    Jun 1, 2014
    Hello, I am interested in taking an existing Spanish Revival style custom home plan and having it built as a modular home. Are there modular manufacturers who can do this? I'm planning on building in the Southern California area.

  2. jake

    jake Owner Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2014

    Absolutely. There's no home that can't be built using modular construction. If the custom plan wasn't created with modular building in mind however, there may be some changes that would be advisable to make in order to keep costs down. If you wanted it built exactly as you see it in the plan, it's probably possible, but making simple changes to convert the design to be a bit more modular friendly is usually easy and can save you a lot of money.

    For anyone else reading this post, this is the type of home in question:

    Spanish Revival homes are not a common request for modular manufacturers and as such they may not have ready access to such unique features as the iconic roofing tiles that one generally sees on Spanish Revival homes. If this is the case for the manufacturer you decide to go with, they may be able to special order materials, or your builder can finish the roof with tiles on site like they would with a site built home.

    As for picking a manufacturer in Southern California to complete this project for you, I'd recommend finding a modular builder in your area that you want to work with first. If they are a local SoCal builder, they will most likely have completed a home in this style before and will have a manufacturer that they recommend working with.

    If you haven't already, I'd recommend you checking out our articles on modular home design and the last section in this article about adapting non-modular floor plans.
  3. sdb

    sdb New Member

    Jun 1, 2014
    Thanks Jake, this info was very helpful. If you or anyone else in the forum know of any modular builders/architects in SoCal that you would recommend, I would appreciate it.

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