means that the complete walls of a house are factory-made in large sections,
or panels. The doors and windows can be factory installed in the wall
panels, which is called pre-hung. The panels can also be shipped as a
"finished panel", ready for stucco.(Sheathed, vapor barrier
"Tyvek" and metal lath) The panels are designed to go up quickly,
immediately after delivery, with the roof, closed and locked up within
a few days.
- You can choose from a great variety of floor plans.
- Most can be modified to suit a buyer's needs.
- Savings to buyers, including professional builders
and developers, who want factory houses made from their own plans
and specifications. Many manufactures will turn out one or many panelized
houses for any buyer.
- Do-it-yourself buyers can save time and money
by doing their own building from a sophisticated house kit instead
of going through the agony of building a whole house from scratch.
- Savings are possible on a vacation house that
fits any of the first four categories above.
Panelized houses conform to state and regional building codes. As a
result, they are usually better-made than required by most local building
codes. Number One galvanized steel and high grade materials are used.
Workmanship is usually excellent since it's a consequence of factory fabrication.
Parts are put together in forms and jigs, which lock them into place like
the mold for baking a cake. Also, there's little room for sloppiness because
of the quality control over the assembly-line production of panelized
The greater the number of house parts made in a factory, the less labor
is required at the site. Thus, less likelihood of sloppy work and mistakes
creeping in when the house is being finished.
Exterior walls are framed and sheathed in lengths up to 6m (20') long.
Specially designed "Erection Hooks" are supplied for setting
wall panels in place by crane or boom truck.
Framing consists of 90mm (4") or 140mm (6”) steel studs 40
cm (16") o.c. or 60 cm (24") o.c.,. Exterior door frames, vinyl
insulated windows and glass sliding doors are installed. Window grids,
if shown, are at front elevations only.
Exterior walls can be then finished with siding, (vinyl or aluminum) stucco
or EIFS. Exterior sheathing is 12 mm (7/16") OSB with Tyvek house
wrap installed under siding or stucco’s.
Roof and ceiling loads are carried by pre assembled
roof trusses spaced at 40 cm (16") , 60 cm (24”) or 120 cm
(48") o.c. Roof rafters are supplied for models with vaulted ceilings.
Roof sheathing and overhangs is 12 mm (7/16") OSB sheathing grade.
Gable sheathing and siding shipped loose.
Floor framing consists of Steel Joist or Floor
Trusses, sheathed with 18 mm (5/8") T&G OSB sub floor, blocking,
and joist hangers. Floor framing can be supplied on kit or panelized.
Fascia, band board and unassembled corner boards
are shipped loose for cutting, fitting and site installation by others.
other components are as per plan and/or project requirements.
Interior partitions can be supplied on kit or panelized,
Steel stud panels 40 cm (16") o.c., Door and closet headers are installed
Exterior doors are primed, insulated metal in a
design fitting the architectural style of the house. All exterior doors
are supplied with lockset's and deadbolts.
Affordable Quality Custom Homes are supplied with
hardware for final assembly, including seismic tie-downs, straps and screws.
Plans drawn by Affordable Quality Custom Homes
are designed to meet Uniform Building Code requirements. Purchaser shall
be responsible for furnishing Affordable Quality Custom Homes Packaged
Homes with all local building code requirements, which differ from the
foregoing at time of signing the Purchase Order. In the event any such
local building code requirements necessitate a change in the basic package,
the costs of such change will be added to the basic package price. No
provisions are made for stamped drawings by Licensed Architects or Structural
Engineers as may be required by local code. It is the sole responsibility
of the Purchaser to provide and bear the cost of such services.