The Process

It’s a Simple Process

There are just 5 steps to go from thinking about to living in a Built Prefab structure. Please read below to learn more about steps, timing and costs involved.

STEP 1 – FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT (2-3 WEEKS)

OPTION 1 – WITHOUT SITE VISIT

Based on access information and overhead crane clearance provided by you the Customer, a Built representative will review site feasibility and provide you with the following:

– Phone Consultation 
– Zoning Verification
– Upgrade Option Pricing
– Budgetary Estimate

OPTION 2 – SITE VISIT 

A Built Representative will review site feasibility and provide you with the following:

– Phone Consultation 
– Site visit by a Built Representative and/or a crane operator to determine accessibility and overhead crane clearance
– Zoning Verification
– Upgrade Option Pricing
– Budgetary Estimate
– Cost is quoted per project depending on distance and complexity

STEP 2 – DESIGN AND ENGINEERING (6-8 WEEKS)

OPTION 1 – STANDARD PERMIT DRAWINGS AND FOUNDATION ENGINEERING

Built will provide architectural drawings and basic foundation engineering that can be submitted for local permit approvals. Costs are as follows:

– Architectural Drawing Set $4,750
– Basic Foundation Engineering $2,500+ depending on site conditions and foundation
– In some circumstances a report from a geotechnical engineer is also recommended

OPTION 2 – CUSTOM FLOORPLAN, PERMIT DRAWING AND FOUNDATION ENGINEERING

Built will provide a custom design and custom foundation engineering that can be submitted for local permit approvals.

– Design Brief and Proposal
– Conceptual Design and floorplans
– Architectural Drawing Set
– Custom Foundation Engineering
– Price is quoted per project

STEP 3 – GET IN THE QUEUE

PART 1 – RESERVE YOUR PRICE AND PRODUCTION SPOT

A 10% Reservation deposit of home sale price is required to secure a production spot, price and delivery of your Built Prefab structure for 6 months .

– Additional 40% due 75 days prior to production spot to confirm manufacture date
– If you miss the deadline you will be bumped to the next available production spot
– Refundable if permit is denied (10% processing fee)

PART 2 – SUBMIT FOR PERMIT

Permit documents are submitted to the local municipality for approval.

– Permitting costs may vary from $100 to $10,000 + depending on municipality and building size

STEP 4 – BUILD (3-6 Months)

PART 1 – MATERIAL ORDER AND PRODUCTION

– Upon approval of building permit, a further 45% of the contract price is due to order materials and lock in the next production spot
– Site construction usually starts at this time

PART 2 – PRODUCTION

– Fabrication of your Built Prefab structure begins
– Weekly Pictures and updates are sent via private webpage
– Completion date is updated 
– A further payment of 20% is required at the mechanical, electrical and plumbing stage, and another 20% at finishing

PART 3 – COMPLETION OF FACTORY PRODUCTION

– Site visit by Built Representative to ensure access and foundation requirements are met – Price quoted at time of design and engineering
– Crane, Onsite installation and shipping rates are re-quoted and confirmed 30 days prior to schedule shipping date

STEP 5 – SHIPPING, CRANING, INSTALL AND HANDOVER (1-6 Weeks) 

PART 1 – SHIPPING AND CRANING

Your Built Prefab structure is shipped on a truck to your building location and craned or rolled onto the foundation, depending on the particular circumstances of the site.

PART 2 – BUTTON UP

A Built Prefab approved installation contractor performs installation on foundation
Final utility connections are completed by on-site contractor
Landings, decks and landscaping are completed by on-site contractor.

PART 3 – WALK THROUGH AND HAND OVER

After your home is completed, you will complete a final walkthrough with your Built Representative and any deficiencies will be noted and repaired.

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Our Guarantee

We want you to be successful in your prefab modular home or cottage building project.

Success means building on time and within budget and that’s why we back up all of our packages with this exclusive guarantee with every purchase.

DESIGN

Whether you select a standard model or have our design department, Built Labs, will modify a model to your specifications, the finished design will be completed using 3D computer software and will meet the requirements of the  Building Codes and your design parameters.

PRICE

The price of your prefab modular units as originally described in the Purchase Agreement, will not increase from the beginning of the project through completion, in normal construction time.

QUALITY

The standards of building components and other materials supplied by Built Prefab at the time of purchase conform to, or exceed, the Build Code in effect at your location. All manufactured products are covered by specific manufacturer warranties. The workmanship of all building products and components supplied by Built Prefab are guaranteed to be of a standard acceptable to good building practice.

Scope

Your prefab modular units, as described in the purchase agreement, shall be sufficient to complete construction in accordance with the Building Codes in effect at your location and the construction drawings supplied with your project.

Is Built Prefab right for you?

A Built Prefab structure is perfect for many situations. Here is a little more information to help you make that assessment. 

A simple list to help you along the way

Ask yourself these questions, if you answer yes to many of them, you need to get in touch.

LAND

Do you own land or are you about to purchase land?

MODEL SELECTION

Do you have a design in mind that works for you, or do you want to work with us to create a custom design?

ACCESS

Is your lot suitible for prefab modular construction?

UNDERSTAND OUR PRODUCT

Have you reviewed all of the products that Built Prefab uses and want them in your home?

UNDERSTAND OUR SERVICES

Do you understand the services we offer?

BUDGET

Do you have a rough understanding of how much your project is going to cost?

CAPITAL

Do you have access to the capital required to complete your project?

TIMING

Are you ready to start building your new home in the next 6-18 months?

Learn More. Download the 2019 Built Design Catalogue.

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Finishes and Upgrades

The devil is in the details.

Built Prefab’s focus is on providing best products in your prefab modular home that not only look good, but are high value and actually obtainable.

Once you’ve selected a floorplan, a dedicated Project Manager will help you through the process of selecting your finishes and upgrades.

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Assessing your lot

Built Prefab structures can be placed onto almost any lot with flexible foundation options including screw piles, a crawl space and even a basement. Below are the typical requirements that identify whether or not your lot is suitable for a Built Prefab modular home.

ZONING AND BYLAWS

We must be certain that there are no restrictions in your area that would prevent the installation of one of our prefab modular homes and that the model you selected fits on your lot in accordance with the required setbacks and other restrictions. This is usually confirmed by
checking the bylaws affecting your property and reviewing your site plan.

SHIPPING

We must be certain that we can ship the prefab modules to your location. Some models have modules that are up to 16’ wide and close to 60′ long and some modules may be too wide to ship down some highways or too long to turn into some lots. Your Built Prefab representative will help you confirm whether or not a prefab modular home is suitable for your lot.

CRANING

Finally, we need to be sure that we can gain access to your lot with enough room to crane the prefab modular home onto its foundation. We can discuss your requirements,  but it may require a look in person by a Built Prefab representative.

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