Our New Plantation Style Modular Home Offerings
Benefits of our Modular Homes
Fast Permits- We have full approval with Oahu and Kauai bldg depts for these modular homes. Not sure of what the permit turn around time is yet on those islands, but we have submitted plans for 2 small homes optimized for ADU market. We are in the process of getting a 480 sq ft unit pre-approved on the big island as of this update mid-June 2017. See images below. With pre-approved homes, we get you a bldg permit in less than 2 weeks per Kelly Wilson, head plan reviewer at Kona bldg dept. Compare that to a minimum 4 month time frame designing, drafting and going thru the normal permitting process on big island. You can also custom design a larger home using any number of 8 x 20 modules, and we do not charge additional beyond our regular drafting costs for design within reason.
Reasonable cost- Our costs from the manufacturer are higher than originally expected, but we feel it is still a great value. Your total cost to build any home depends on many factors such as location and condition of your lot, foundation requirements, roof system desired, type of counters and cabinets, solar or on-demand gas water heating system, PV solar, wastewater system etc. Call or email us to go thru an estimate of your costs. Our all-steel modular home is a high quality, durable product with no drywall inside, and virtually wood free. We worked very hard negotiating with our manufacturer, who explains that creating market ready, USA compliant homes is a lot more costly than non-compliant homes, which are a dime a dozen. You will not find another company with an all-steel modular home product that can be used legally in Hawaii. Everything is moving towards modular, partly because time is money, and these homes are quick to build.
High quality and durability- Steel frames bolt together for a very strong home that exceeds all building codes in Hawaii. Wall panels are closed cell polyurethane foam and sheet metal sandwich with insulation r values that meet even Oahu’s tough r13 code requirement, and is excellent for mold resistance! Exterior walls are flat steel that are hot dipped in galv-alum and electrostatically painted with silicone polyester paint, similar to what is done with metal roofing. Interior walls are mag board with vinyl covering. No drywall here! Very strong in wind and seismic events. Roof framing is galvanized steel, so no anxiety about flying termites with that significant feature!
Ultimate DIY assembly- There is not a simpler or faster home to build, and if you want, you can do everything yourself minus the electrical and plumbing for those DIY’ers out there. You can drive the cost of your new home down by a significant amount! Frame members bolt together, wall panels slip into track on the floor and are secured by steel atop via heavy duty steel hardware. Electrical system is inside the wall panels and flush mounted, and plumbing is exactly like doing a single wall home that many who grew up in Hawaii are familiar with
Fastest homes to build on the planet- In less than two months, your home can be ready to move into if everyone is synchronized with each other. Permits are issued in the quickest possible time, faster than even kit homes! Time is money when building your home, and the combination of quick permit issuance and the super fast, easy construction process means you move into your new home in record time. For those needing to rent while building, you will save a massive amt of hassle, and money that you can use to furnish and decorate your new home!
Completely re-configurable and portable- Container homes cannot be re-configured but modular can. The wall panels can be unscrewed, frames can even be moved and re-positioned, and desired wall panels with doors and windows of your choosing can be re-attached to the modular frames. No other system can do that, and the entire home can be taken apart fairly quickly and moved to another lot for whatever reason such as the neighbor from hell moving next door unexpectedly.
Here is how the process works:
Choose from one of our designs or design your own. We dont charge for design, within reason of course!
Have your building area graded and prepared for construction.
Our team determines the soil type on your lot, which determines how your foundation needs to be done. We guide you thru all that technical stuff.
When the building permit is issued, its time to break ground on your foundation, square and level it all up and start bolting together the steel framework yourself, or have our building team do it for you.
Slip in and secure all wall panels. Electrical is easier and faster than conventional stick homes.
Secure the roof trusses or rafters and roofing. Some, or possibly all islands may be ok with just the roof that comes with the modules, but if you are in a rainy area like Hilo and Puna, you will want an overhanging roof. We recommend a shed style roof for both low cost and looks. Google shed roof and you will find that they are all the rage now, and we have always loved their looks. Meanwhile, the plumber and electrician do their work.
Build stairs, landings, lanai’s etc, and skirt the home if you wish as it is on a post and pier foundation (above ground).
Install appliances, interior built-ins like closet systems, shelving, towel racks, grab bars etc.
Pour yourself an ice-cold lemonade and tell the world how happy you are owning your very own hi-quality, truly affordable modular home in Hawaii!
Much more info, diagrams, floor plans and home designs soon to come on this website, stay tuned!