Both stick-built and modular construction provide high levels of quality and attention to detail. Where they differ is in timing, resources involved, costs, decision process, contract type and level of flexibility.
Customary stick-built construction starts with architectural blueprints, cost estimates, and a projected project schedule that relies on weather and customer/architect feedback. While stick-built construction has a set of blueprints and scope of project identified, the process can accommodate change orders and revisions to scope, as well as adjustments to interior design and material selection. In turn, decisions on detail are spread out evenly through each phase of building. Due to variations in the building process, a cost-plus contract is often applied. Stick-built projects let builders accommodate complex designs, apply unique materials, and comply with available market trends.
Modular construction has simpler design methods, a fixed cost and a regulated timeframe to build. As modular homes are built inside a facility, weather is not a factor contributing to a loss of time and material. In modular construction, the design and subsequent interior details/products are selected up front and locked-in at the point of order. Thus, decisions are concentrated at the beginning of the project, and there is only limited flexibility to change designs and details once an order is placed. Since the design and details are locked-in upfront, a fixed-cost contract is applied. In modular, there are certain design limitations and a level of conformity applied. Since only select suppliers and products are available, deviations from modular offerings require special handling and costs. To ensure our customers can satisfy their unique needs with modular construction, Creative Components partners with a modular vendor, Signature Building Systems, that is adaptable, aligned with market trends, and promotes quality construction practices and offers diverse product selection. Our modular vendor has design-ready plans from which to choose, as well as the staff to provide a custom-designed home.
What We Do
- Home design
- Stamped drawings
- Contract and placement of modular order
- Excavation of land, clear trees and shrubs
- Dig hole for foundation
- Install foundation
- Grading for proper drainage
- Install septic system or make connection to sewer
- Install well or make connection to municipal water supply
- Set crew to accept delivery of modular home
- Connect plumbing and electrical systems
- Install HVAC system
- Complete exterior carpentry
- Complete interior carpentry (as contracted)
- Masonry fireplace, steps, patio