Home Building, an Alternative Solution to the Challenges of Home
In the high-tech approach known as panelized construction,
pre-engineered wall sections are produced for a new home in factory-controlled
conditions, then shipped complete to the building site for final
construction. A panelized home can be weather tight in just a few
Leading panelized home manufacturers offer tremendous
flexibility in design, and can provide any amenities desired in
a new home. Some panelized manufacturers work through networks
of general contractors (professional home builders). Others deal
directly with home buyers looking to build their own home.
Pre-building roof and floor trusses in a factory
is the most common application of panelized construction in home
building today. Recently, the National Association of Home Builders
reported that complete home panelization is the fastest growing
segment of residential new construction. Built with the aid of
cutting-edge automation and in factory-perfect conditions, complete
exterior and interior wall panels, trusses, decking, etc. are loaded
onto panelized manufacturers’ trucks and delivered to the
homesite. Materials are marked at the factory with a code to eliminate
any confusion at the jobsite (i.e., wall "A-1" joins
For some panelized manufacturers, their involvement
in the construction of the home is finished when the materials
are delivered, with all field work completed by the general contractor.
Other panelized manufacturers provide a crane and "set crews" when
the materials are delivered to work with the general contractor
in getting the home framed in. There are even some panelized manufacturers
who will supply all necessary labor to complete the home.
Builders can use less expensive labor for framing in the home.
Builders are dealing with one major supplier, greatly reducing
estimating/purchasing and bookkeeping staff needs.
The panel manufacturer pre-determines how everything goes together
and components are marked for ease of assembly on the job site.
Carpenters don’t waste time sorting through piles of
lumber which are exposed to the elements and the risk of damage
Every hour taken out of the field reduces a builder’s
liability, overhead costs, and amounts paid to workmen’s
Home buyers move in more quickly.
Completion and move-in dates are easier to predict and meet.
Costs associated with construction loan interest are reduced.
Delays caused by labor shortages and scheduling problems are
Delays caused by materials shortages, late deliveries or wrong
items shipped are eliminated.
Construction becomes more feasible year-round (particularly
for colder climates).
"Waste" and costly human error on the job
site are eliminated.
Reduced waste promotes a cleaner environment.
Less scrap on the job site reduces the associated labor
cost for clean up.
Volume purchasing and tight cost controls by panel
manufacturers enable them to negotiate lower prices.
With the computer aided manufacturing process, all
of the "bugs" can be worked out prior to on-site
Highly-automated, factory controlled conditions for
panel construction result in consistent fit and finish.
Working indoors, under factory controlled conditions,
framers have an easier time of getting measurements exact.
Problems from materials exposed to elements prior to
home being closed in are greatly reduced.
A tighter fit is achieved with better insulation and
blockage of air infiltration.
Quick, accurate, and guaranteed pricing.
Improved communication from the construction blueprints.
Clean job sites.
High-tech / cutting-edge, approach potentially offering
excellent value for the price.
Welcome to the new era in panelized home
building. Leading panelized manufacturers have broadened
their product line to the point where they can build panelized
home packages from virtually any Design Basics home plan.
Increased manufacturing flexibility and a new appreciation
for interior and exterior design, traffic flow and amenities,
are fueling the popularity of panelized homes.
We invite you to find the Design Basics plan which meets
your personal needs, wants, and desires in a new home.
Then, contact us to help locate a panelized home manufacturer
who can help you turn your dreams into reality!
Panelized Home Building Industry Relationships
Homes has been building distinctive, energy efficient
custom homes since
1961. Our manufacturing facility is located just
20 miles west of Albany,
rural community of Delanson. We
have built thousands of homes throughout the northeast.
We pride ourselves on customer
quality materials and competitive
Harvest Homes is a member
of the National Association of Home Builders
Systems Council, the premier national organization
for home manufacturers.
Foundation to a Framed Home in
A photo essay of the panelization
process. The trucks arrive at the
Harvest Homes job site with the
panels and trusses at 7:00am and
leave a completely framed house
by 5:00pm. Click either of the
images below to view the process.
Amwood Custom Homes,
located in Janesville,
Wisconsin, is one of the
Midwest's premier panelized custom home builders. Since
1959, the family-owned company has established a
reputation for high quality construction and
By combining innovative panelized technology with
classical craftsmanship, each home Amwood Custom
Homes builds is truly with our
clients in mind.
A relationship with Amwood Custom
Homes begins well before construction and extends
the completion of
your new home. Amwood's network of talented custom
home builders use only the most trusted brands
and sophisticated building methods to ensure
that your home is expertly built.
Landmark Home and Land Company
can help you build your new panelized home anywhere
in the United States and Internationally. We
can help you with your plans, engineering, energy
calculations, panelized home kits, delivery and
As a “One Stop Shop” for
your new panelized home we make it easier for
you to plan,
budget and construct your new home. Our Guaranteed
price for your panelized home helps you stay
in your budget and control your costs.
Landmark’s customers have built in almost
every building situation. We have Engineers licensed
in all 50 states and some international locations.
We can engineer our panelized home kits for high
snow loads, earthquakes, hurricanes, expansive
soils, landslides and more. You can choose the
plan of your choice and build your new home at
the location of your choice.
We want to help your with you build your
new home! Our website has plans, many pictures
Visit Landmark Home and Land
Company, Inc's website.
ADVANTAGES OF PANELIZED BUILDING:
SPEED, PRECISION & QUALITY
Panelized building currently makes
up the majority of all residential and light
commercial building in the US. Because walls
and trusses are
pre-built in climate controlled conditions
and with state-of-the-art equipment, you’re
assured accuracy, speed and quality. Build
the home you
want and save money with a shorter build time,
less waste and increased efficiency on the
Hamilton Building Services is committed to providing
the best quality materials at the most affordable
"Design Basics values its intellectual property and that of its many collaborative partnerships. We therefore will protect our 1,800 + plan design copyrights from illegal infringements. This preserves and maximizes customers' investments, while also protecting its assets, employees and shareholders."