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City of Kelowna RU7 Lots

A short discussion about building homes on RU7 Zoned Properties in Kelowna, British Columbia.

The 2-5-10 New Home Warranty

Maybe you’ve heard of it, and maybe you haven’t but every home in BC is required by law to be covered by a warranty that’s been called the 2-5-10 warranty, even prefab modular homes.  How does it work? Well really there are three elements to it that work like this: 1. The Starting Point The…
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Types of Green Programs for Prefab Modular Homes

More about the types of Green programs available for Prefab Modular Homes.

5 Strategies for Finding Your Dream Lot

Do you want to build a premium prefab modular home but can’t find that perfect lot to build on? Do you want to build your dream home somewhere in Western Canada? Maybe the Prairies of Saskatchewan, the Rocky mountains of Alberta, the Okanagan, maybe the lower mainland of British Columbia, the coast or even the…
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Multifamily and Commercial Modular Construction

If you’ve had a few minutes to peruse our website, you might have noticed that Built Prefab designs all of its buildings utilizing mass timber elements and most buildings are typically built on a mass timber frame utilizing cross laminated timber. As a result Built Prefab’s buildings are well suited to multifamily or commercial construction.…
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Barging Your Prefab Modular Home To an Island

Do you have an island property? Ever wonder how a modular building might get to your lot? Read below for more. Barges Generally Speaking Sometimes the roads just don’t go where you need them to, particularly in British Columbia, so in order to get your prefab modular home where it needs to go you might…
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Modular Design Constraints and Shipping

Have you ever wondered why prefab modular homes are designed in a narrow rectangular shape? The answer revolves around one thing, being the highway. Every prefab modular home that gets built in a factory needs to be transported to its ultimate site via transport truck and that means the units need to fit the roads…
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Working With an Architect

At Built Prefab there are three main ways to design your prefab modular structure. The first is to simply choose one of our standard models, choose your finishes and options from our model guide and build your new home. The second way is to work with us to create your own floorplan and build yourself…
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Foundation Types for Modular Construction – A Primer

When building a prefab modular home or building in Western Canada a major component of the building structure is your foundation. The foundation is underpins the stability of the structure of your home and it’s very important to choose a foundation that suits your needs. The choice of your home’s foundation depends on the type…
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