Choosing the Way Your Home Will Be Built

You have several ways of building your new home:

Site Built

  • They are constructed entirely at the building site.
  • They conform to all state, local or regional codes where the house is located. o Often called 'stick-built' houses.
  • A well-built, cared for site-built home generally increases in value over time, although its location plays a key role in value.
  • Construction time can be 6, 9, 12 months depending on weather, availability of materials and subcontractors, and the builder.
  • Cost overruns and charge orders are more prevalent.

Systems Built Homes:

Also known as modular or factory built.

  • Construction time is 30-90 days
  • They are built in sections at a factory in a climate controlled environment.
  • They are built to conform to all state, local or regional building codes at their destinations.
  • They are transported to the building site on truck beds, then joined together by factory and/or local contractors.
  • They are sometimes less expensive per square foot than site built houses.
  • A well-built systems built home should have the same longevity as its site-built counterpart, increasing in value over time with location playing a key role in value.