How much does a prefab home cost compared to a site-built home?
Prefab — also called off-site construction — offers faster completion rates with fewer labor hours, reduced energy use and
How much is a Method home?
How much will I save in going prefab with Method Homes?
Potential savings of prefab construction by Method can be significant. Cost savings of 20 to 30 percent or more can be achieved through efficiency, speed, our purchasing advantage over traditional contractors, and other factors. However, we have found that the cost advantage of prefab over site-built construction can vary greatly, mainly determined by the market. Method’s cost advantage is generally greatest where on-site construction is already expensive due to a site’s remoteness or its location in an expensive real estate area.
What portion of the total cost does the pdf price represent? What
Modular pricing listed in the pdf includes the; trim, plumbing and electrical components, windows, finishes such as flooring, ceiling
When we do a specific estimate for our clients it will include; the cost of factory permit, design, engineering, site work, foundation, appliances, delivery, installation, and
How much does it cost to transport a home to my location?
Transportation costs vary significantly depending on the number, size, and weight of modules and the distance and route they travel and begin at $800+ per
If my home is already designed, why do I have to pay for an architect?
In addition to meeting building codes for our factory jurisdiction, Method homes and commercial structures are built to meet the local building codes of your site. Our architects are used on every project to ensure all zoning requirements are met, create a foundation plan, and prepare a set of construction documents for permit submittal to the local jurisdiction. Each home needs a foundation plan and site plan to be designed and engineered for local codes and conditions. A permit package for the local building department is also required. Additionally, we offer customization of the floor plans and exterior so the home properly relates to the site and owner needs and preferences, maximizing views and other conditions.
Will you sell your house plans?
Method and our architect partners produce our designs for our exclusive use only. We control the production of homes at this level to ensure the final structures are built with the highest quality.
What is included inside the prefab portion of the home? Are appliances included?
The cost of our prefab modules includes all finishes and components — cabinets, fixtures, siding, trims, windows and doors, electrical and plumbing components, and heating and mechanical systems. Because homeowners typically prefer to select their own appliance packages, items including stoves, range hoods, refrigerators, dishwashers, washers, and dryers are excluded from the modular price. An allowance for appliances is included in the
Vary by project. $15,000 – $30,000 and up
Soft costs include:
• Feasibility Study
• Site survey
• Geotechnical soils analysis
• Architectural design
• Structural engineering
• Permit coordination
• Utility connection fees
• Permit and impact fees
City fees associated with obtaining a building permit can vary greatly depending on jurisdiction and are determined during the feasibility process.
Base prices start from $145–$210/sf
Our homes are built with a high level of craftsmanship. All Method homes come standard with durable, sustainable, and healthy materials, premium finishes, and energy efficient fixtures.
Modular costs include interior and exterior finishes, including:
• Plumbing and lighting fixtures
Appliances are customizable to fit a client’s budget, aesthetic, and lifestyle, so these are not included in the modular costs. Base modular pricing is available for each predesigned model.
Typically 30 to 70 percent of the modular costs
Site costs include:
• Site prep work, including excavation)
• Shipping the modules to the site from the factory
• Installation of the home
• All on-site finish work, including connecting the modules at the seams
• Utility connections
• Additional site-built components such as decks, exterior stairs, and paint
Site work costs vary based on a variety of factors, including the condition of your land, topography and soil, total number of modules, and complexity of the project.