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Custom Design Modular Homes in Less Time

30 September 2019

Avalon Building System Commercial Style Modular Buildings in Hingham, MA

If you are contemplating building a new home, it is time to consider modular construction. Not only can you build a custom designed modular home, you can build it in half the time as a stick built home. Stick built homes can take up to a year or more or more to complete. Modular construction takes only a couple of months to complete.

You can choose from hundreds of standard modular home floor plans, you can modify one of our floor plans or you can have your home entirely custom designed. Modular homes are not cookie cutter in appearance or design.

Through the modular construction process the actual time from laying the foundation until you move is is dramatically decreased. But, what you may not know is that with modular construction, the quality of your home is dramatically increased. All our modular homes are quality assured. Subjected to rigorous third party inspections, our modular homes meet and exceed all state and local building codes.

So, while you will be able to move into your new modular home much faster than you would if you chose traditional construction, you can sleep easy knowing your home is safer and of higher quality than any traditionally built home. In fact, modular construction last longer and better through time and weather.

Think about it, modular homes are built in a factory. That means that none of your building materials will be subjected to the elements. It also means that your home is built to be transported. What does that have to do with it? Modular homes have to be sturdier to begin with. They are built to be transported and lifted via crane. This means that every joint is reinforced; we like to call it ‘glued and screwed’. Actually, our modular homes are built with 40% more materials than traditionally built homes. This adds security as well.

If you are interested in a safe, sturdy, custom designed home in less time, contact Avalon Building Systems.


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Choosing Modular Home Construction

23 September 2019

Avalon Building System - Modular Home Builder, MA

Modular homes can be an alternative for people who want to move but cannot find a home to suit their needs. The modular construction process builds home in a factory setting. They are then delivered and assembled quickly at the construction site. You can have your new house in a few months rather than in a year or more.

Because of the time savings and the efficiencies of building the home as modules in a modern factory, modular homes can be a great value for new home buyers.

The Builder

Your first stop is finding a qualified, licensed modular home builder who works with modular home manufacturers.

These general contractors can handle all aspects of constructing your home. They will make certain that the design meets your specifications and budget. You can custom design your own modular home, choose one of 100’s of modular home floor plans, or you can have an existing floor plan modified to further meet your needs.

The builder oversees all aspects of putting your home together, which includes securing correct permits, site work, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and carpentry work that will occur onsite.

The builder you choose can also help you choose a lender, most modular home builders have established relationships and want to make sure everything goes smoothly for you.

The Manufacturer

Once you pick a builder, you can begin to look at styles of modular home floor plans.

Each manufacturer has different options. There are sizes, floor plans and architectural designs to consider. Maybe you would prefer a one-story ranch, two-story colonial home, cape cod or chalet style structure. You can customize the look to meet your lifestyle and budget.

Because these homes are manufactured by using innovative technologies in a controlled environment, the result is a more precisely built home. Weather during construction will not impact the building materials or your house.

Manufacturers purchase massive qualities of materials for their factories, so they pass their cost savings on to you.

Typically, production time at the factory takes six to eight weeks. The modules will be delivered and placed onto your foundation. After that, the final process of construction on the home and job site, you are ready to move in much faster than you would with traditionally built homes.

Research the background and expertise of your builder and manufacturer. Look carefully at the features and design of the manufacturer's plans. Your hard work will result in a high-quality home built to last.

For more information on modular construction, contact Avalon Building Systems.

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Considering Building a New Home? Build a New Modular Home Instead

16 September 2019

Avalon Building Systems - Modular Construction, Newton, MA

More and more people are buying and building homes. Why? Low interest rates and rising rents. Basically, it more often costs less to buy a home than to rent one. And, building a home can cost less too, with modular construction.

Interest in modular home construction has been increasing as well. Modular construction almost always costs less than stick built construction. Of course, this depends on your design details, but modular homes take far less time to build than traditional homes and time is money. There are so many advantages to modular construction that modular construction is increasing.

If you're building a new home, you should consider modular construction. With low interest rates, now is the time to lock in your rate for a new construction home loan. Modular construction is a faster, less stressful way to build a home. Start the modular process now.

After the design stage is completed, it can take as little as 4-6 weeks for your modular home to be fully constructed. Modular homes can be custom designed, or you can choose from one of the 100’s of existing modular home floor plans. Then, your home is built in modules which are then transported to your building site. After being set on the foundation, it takes just a few days to complete the finish work, and you can begin to move in, taking advantage of these low interest rates. Modular homes can be designed for first-time home buyers, growing families as well as empty nesters. If you are ready to build a new home, contact Avalon Building Systems .


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Modular Homes: Modernized Home Building

10 September 2019

Avalong Building Systems - Cape Cod, MA

Modular home construction today incorporates best practices to integrate proprietary technologies and a new vision for longevity and modernization. Modular homes are increasingly popular as a way of improving efficiency, longevity, cost effectiveness and flexibility of builds. Modular homes appraise the same (or better) as their on-site built counterparts do. They do not depreciate and are faster to build than stick-built homes. Modular homes are considered a form of green building. Did we mention that they modular home can be built FAST?

Home builds are significantly affected by weather. Weather attacks stick-built construction significantly more than the modular home construction. Almost anything can happen to the construction schedule to include weather delays, theft, and builder injuries. So we’ll give stick-built homes an even score for builder injury delay as those risks are about the same. But as to weather and theft, the threat to modular construction is significantly less given the fact that much of the buildout is conducted within a factory (and thus not subject to weather) and less theft because the build’s components are not delivered to the site until they are ready to be integrated into the build.

Modular homes are not mobile homes. Modular construction is an engineered building system using highly automated equipment that completes even final finishing touches. The components are built in cubes and are finished inside and out, complete with paint, lighting and plumbing fixtures, cabinets, wood flooring, counter tops and all electrical and plumbing systems. Once created, they are shipped to your address for final assembly on your lot. Once the cubes are assembled, the house cannot be distinguished from a stick-built home.

Although the components are built in a factory, they are customized to your specific taste, floor plan and desire for energy efficiency. In fact, there is no limit to the design. And due to the adhesives used to make the walls more rigid for shipping, an even more air-tight construction than stick built walls is achieved. The cubes are built with transportation in mind, so proper construction, including adhesives on wall panels, makes for a much stronger building in general.

Modular construction gets high points for sustainability. Waste is often reduce due to computerized planning and cutting. Product ordering is very specific, no concerns about over-ordering or coming up short. The local workforce has a steady schedule, as the entire construction period is in a climate controlled factory. Recycling is under much better control than an outside environment, too. Modular constructions are built with superior quality materials keeping in mind environmental sustainability of the construction.

You can expect to pay less than a typical site-built custom home with comparable professional design, finishing materials, fixtures and appliances. But do not forget to include the logistical cost of shipping to your building site – including permits and possible road closings for the move and also the expense of a crane on site to stack the cubes. But there are additional savings: reduced man hours compared to stick built homes, lower construction loan carrying costs and far less building delays. In fact, your home can be scheduled and put into construction at the same time your site and foundation are being prepared.

Since the time required for these projects is much less, modular constructions are more cost-effective. Once a modular home is set in its foundation, it cannot be moved. Slowly moving their way into the forefront of home construction, a modular home could be in your future.

After being created in the factory setting, these modular pieces are then transported to site and assembled using heavy machinery. Modular homes do not produce waste as all the required materials for construction arrive on site already installed in the modular pieces. In addition to their ease of construction and energy advantages, modular homes are almost always manufactured to code, ridding you of the worry that comes with home inspections by your municipality.

The look of modular homes is being modernized with energy efficiency. Making modular homes attractive uses geometric and modern exterior finishing’s that boast open spaces and maximize natural light in your home. In order to stand out from the competitive modular market, builders are looking to maximize energy efficiency through numerous methods such as recycling materials, using LED lighting and installing solar panels.

We are well-acquainted that a lot of modernist houses are not quite affordable. But modular homes will meet your requirements. This does not mean that everyone who desires a simple and affordable modern design must empty his savings. This is the reality of the situation of things. For lovers of modern house design that is affordable then a Modular Homes is not a bad idea for a start.

Creating an affordable home for you is what we are bothered about! Why not create your dream home when it is affordable and there are professionals to make it easy and stress-free. That is actually what we do, we turn customers dream into reality.

To learn more about Modular Building System, contact Avalon Building Systems.


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A Gourmet Kitchen in Your New Modular Home

30 August 2019

Avalon Building Systems, Boston, MA

If you ever had the luxury of cooking in a high-end or gourmet kitchen, you know why they are so highly sought after in today’s market. These kitchens have it all – great construction, fantastic appliances, and all the space you could need. They are among the most highly-desired amenities in new modular construction. Many new home builders offer options for kitchen upgrades including gourmet kitchen packages.

People often have trouble envisioning kitchens within modular homes. It’s actually very easy to envision your next modular home kitchen. Just close your eyes and picture your dream kitchen. That specific vision is achievable today! Not only are our kitchens incredibly spacious and designed with you in mind, but you also have the option to completely customize with quality products so your kitchen is exactly the way you want it.

There are many different features and upgrades that make gourmet kitchens stand out from standard kitchens. Mainly, a gourmet kitchen is a playground for professional chefs and avid amateur cooks who have a passion for food. It can also be an incredible display piece that boosts the wow factor whenever you invite guests over to your home. Whatever your motivation, you will find that having a gourmet kitchen is well worth the investment.

Custom Cabinetry

Quality components are installed into all our kitchens. Our craftsman studied the techniques of professional cabinetmakers to create a premium product. We invested millions into precision woodworking equipment so we can get your cabinetry just right. Our cabinets are machined for ultimate strength and are available in a wide range of colors and styles. Our cabinets are built to last and styles are impressively beautiful inside your home.

Quality Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tiles are the most durable and attractive surface available to homeowners. It is easy to clean up and able to withstand high heat, humidity, and frequent use without issue. This allows us to use ceramic tile for multiple uses throughout your modular home. Ceramic tile comes in many colors, textures, and styles to match your preferred kitchen aesthetic. It takes a special touch to be able to properly install ceramic tile. Our contractors have the experience, skill, and tools necessary to install ceramic tile with ultimate precision.

Gourmet Final Touches

After you move into your modular home, you can create small details that will really bring your kitchen up a notch.

  • Purchase see-through storage bins to keep fresh ingredients in an airtight container. This will allow you to know exactly where everything is quickly!
  • Add a herb garden on your windowsill that doubles as natural décor along with a never-ending supply of flavorful herbs and spices.
  • Organize your pantry by including dates of when each item was opened and by frequency of use. You will always know exactly what is past its expiration date.

These kitchens have several very real advantages for homeowners. The most practical is that these kitchens can actually increase the value of a home. In fact, most home buyers see the kitchen as the most important part of the home when deciding between properties. In fact, one of the biggest benefits of having the space is being able to make use of all of the upgrades. Remember, a gourmet kitchen tends to have high-end appliances which may include features such as convection cooking which cooks food faster and more evenly. You will get access to the kind of kitchen that you really need for culinary experimentation without ever having to leave your home. It is a fantastic upgrade that is perfect for at-home chefs.

Your guests will surely be very impressed by the upgraded kitchen. These spaces are tailor-made for entertaining, with counter space that provokes a sense of envy and enough room to prepare for a party of almost any size. If you are a frequent entertainer, you need one of these kitchens to be able to keep up with all the prep work that needs to be done before a party. If you are tired of dealing with ordering out or catering for parties, having this kind of space can be exactly the solution that you need. A great gourmet kitchen can be a fantastic addition to any home. It can become the centerpiece of a home.

Kitchen is where the elements of life come together, your kitchen, a place to eat, talk, share, catch up and entertain friends and family. Our gourmet kitchen in our modular homes will do it all in style. From modern stainless steel appliances to an ultra-hip farmhouse sink to unique touches. Our modular homes are designed around you.

To learn more about Modular Building System, contact Avalon Building Systems.


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How Modular Building System Gives You The Competitive Edge

23 August 2019

Avalon Building System Commercial Style Modular Buildings in Hingham, MA

The world of commercial building construction is changing, and commercial modular building solutions are leading the way offering innovative solutions to future work place needs. Smart building technology is changing the way we do business. This is innovation, right before your very eyes. As a business, you want to send all the right signals to customers and trade partners. You want people to look at your business and see an impressive physical presence. Modular construction gives you and your business a cutting-edge impression:

  1. Right Property, Right Place, Right Impression. It take seconds to make an impression on someone. This applies when meeting someone in person, as well as the moment they first see your business premises. If your modular building looks stunning inside and out, you will see how you will easily create the right impression.
  2. Decrease Overheads. We all love to save money. Lower building overheads means a chunkier bottom line, the very thing you strive for every day in business. Modular buildings are crammed with features. For instance, there are some of the most super-insulated structures you will come across. Using sustainable insulation materials, you will be spending less on heating the building. And with other tech installed, like LED lighting, you will notice your operating costs drop like a stone.
  3. Smart Tech. We have seen how smart tech in the home will make day to day living easier and simpler, as well as more organized. And the true can be said of modular buildings for business. Fill it with what you need, from wireless boosters and other gadgets, to super-hi-tech gizmos and gadgets specific to your industry.
  4. An Investment. Modular buildings in Boston, MA are affordable, far less costly to build and run a traditional brick or concrete structure. And this makes them a wise investment. How about constructing more buildings and letting them out to start-ups and small businesses who would not only appreciate a physical presence but also the cutting-edge design and dashing good looks.

Modular buildings have taken less time to put together without compromising quality. They are tough and robust, warm and environmentally sustainable, with little waste and far less consumption of precious resources to create a stunning workplace. There are no limits to what you can do with it whether you want it an ordinary air conditioned office, or an air-tight, super-hygienic laboratory.

Modular buildings will be made to look like traditional buildings, if that is what you want, or they will look as modern and as cutting-edge as you like. It is a solution for your modern, forward-thinking business.

To learn more about Modular Building System, contact Avalon Building Systems.


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Commercial Modular Building for Franchise Development

13 August 2019

Avalon Commercial style modular buildings in Stoughton, MA

There are countless ways to promote your company or brand. Handing out flyers and brochures are typical method to spread brand awareness. But new entrepreneurs entering franchised industries quickly realize the importance of brand recognition as it directly related to building form, color, and function. Modular construction is perfectly suited to rapidly build and open any new franchised business as the method aligns naturally to duplicating franchise building designs.

Modular construction in Hingham, MA lets you build unique and extraordinary buildings that people will surely recognize. It has the capability to layout and create branded structures. Pre-designed modular floor plans can be modified to precisely nail the essence of the business. Operators have all the discretion to decide what layout, color scheme and outlook will be applied to their modular commercial building so people will easily grasp the nature and culture of their business.

When you have a physical store, shop or office space that people can come into frequently, your brand recognition will likely spread fast to the community and to another. To find out more about your options on commercial-style modular buildings, contact Avalon Building Systems.


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The Financial Savings Of Commercial Modular Building

6 August 2019

Avalon Building System Commercial Style Modular Buildings in Norwell, MA

Many entrepreneurs now turn to the modular construction method for new capital construction projects. Companies that require multiple section additions to existing structures acquire superior quality edifices without the need to overspend. Retail malls, apartment homes, hospitals and school dormitories to name few industries that dominate new modular construction demand.

Modular building construction deliver monetary savings, increased building strength, faster development, with all paving the way toward expedited revenue generation. With commercial-style modular buildings, investors can save 30-50 percent in the total construction cost vs traditional stick-built construction. We can’t emphasize enough the speed of modular home construction and the direct length to fast revenue generation.

With combined financial savings, there's an optimized opportunity for your business to flourish and expand via commercial modular building systems.

To learn more about commercial modular buildings, contact Avalon Building Systems.


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Commercial-Style Modular Construction Increasingly Selected for Medical Complex Construction

30 July 2019

Avalon Building System Commercial Style Modular Buildings in Norwell, MA

Commercial modular construction is now a leading construction decision within the healthcare industry. Modular construction provides a quick solution for fast expansion of medical complexes and to empower expanded medical services to commence in the shortest time possible.

Commercial-style modular buildings are engineered and customized with strategic layouts specific to medical facility needs. There are wide array of modular floor plans that perfectly support and enhance medical practice. Traditional construction can take twice as long as modular construction to build. In any industry, but especially in the medical industry, clearly time is money. Avalon will get your new practice operational quicker than you ever thought possible.

Facility expansions can be accomplished without disrupting normal operations of the health facility. This capability exists because the additional spaces are constructed away from the actual site. So noise and construction mess are significantly reduced.

For more information about modular healthcare centers, contact Avalon Building Systems.


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Modular Construction For Customized Home or Business Space

23 July 2019

Avalon Building System, Nantucket, MA

Whether you need a home or commercial space, modular construction is the perfect building option for you. We offer a vast array of floor plan layouts that can be fully customized to fit your needs. Our layouts range from traditional to modern style homes and office buildings.

Although our standard modular floor plans can simplify the construction process since the design, engineering, and pricing are already set, we celebrate the ability to customize both the form and the function of your buildout to best suit your needs. If you have other concepts in mind, we will materialize your unique requirements and deliver upon your dream.

For affordability, for strength of product, for speed of delivery, turn to modular construction on your next building project. Contact Avalon Building Systems today. We are happy to consult you on the many ways modular construction will improve your life.


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