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What is a Modular Home?

Although some use the terms “modular homes” and “manufactured homes” interchangeably, there is a distinct difference.  While manufactured home construction is regulated by the Federal HUD Title 6 Construction Standards, modular homes are built in environmentally-protected building centers to local state construction codes.  Some states, however, have adopted one of the uniform construction codes such as UBC or IRC.

A modular home can be built as an “on-frame” or “off-frame” modular. On-frame will be built on a permanent steel frame or chassis. That steel frame is left in place when the homes is installed on home site.  And, by definition,  the off-frame modular will be built with the plan to remove the chassis frame when it is delivered to the home site. Off-frame modular homes typically require cranes to assist with home placement.

Here is a list of links to our Cavco home builders who build and sell modular homes.

Modular homes are built to the same building standards that traditional site builder must meet. Before construction can begin, all modular floor plans must be reviewed and approved in each state in which the home is going to be placed.  A modular home can bebuilt as an “on-frame” or “off-frame” modular. On-frame will be built on a permanent steel frame or chassis.  And, by definition,  the off-frame modular will be built with the plan to remove the chassis frame when it is delivered to the home site.

Modular Homes