Modular vs Manufactured
are homes built entirely in the factory, transported to the site, and installed under a federal building code administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act (commonly known as the HUD Code) went into effect June 15, 1976. Prior to this date, this type of home was known as a mobile home. The federal standards regulate manufactured housing design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency and quality. The HUD Code also sets performance standards for the heating, plumbing, air conditioning, thermal and electrical systems. It is the only federally-regulated national building code. Oak Creek uses building materials and techniques that in many cases far exceed the minimum HUD code.
We take the expertise in building the highest quality modular home and put it in every home we build. Technological advances, evolutionary designs, and a focus on delivering quality homes that families can afford are the driving forces within the manufactured housing industry. That's why more people are turning to Oak Creek to deliver manufactured homes that fit their needs and wants, at prices they can afford!
construction is more exacting than that found in "site-built" homes and it incorporates the efficiencies and quality control developed for "off-site" home construction.
The materials and construction techniques you would expect in any quality-built home are exceeded in an Oak Creek modular home. You also have the added confidence of knowing that your modular home was built in a quality-controlled environment under the watchful eyes of people with over 30 years of home-building experience. An added benefit is the fact that the brand-name materials used in the construction of your home are never exposed to rain or damaging weather during the building process.
Modular homes are perfect for city or country living because they can be constructed so quickly. Remote rural homesites pose no problems for modular home construction as they might for a site-built home. With modular construction, crews of carpenters, electricians, plumbers and painters that move from job to job are not needed, and therefore do not delay your move-in date.
In the city, Oak Creek modular homes can be built just about anywhere because the only difference between Oak Creek modular homes and a site-built home is where they are constructed – not how.
- - Oak Creek modular homes are constructed to the same code as site-built housing.
- - A municipality does not differentiate between modular homes and site-built homes.
- - A deed is issued for a modular home because once it is installed the home becomes part of the real property.
- - Oak Creek modular homes are erected on a permanent engineered foundation system.
- - All components are assembled with exacting patterns (Jigs). Precision fit is assured. All corners are square – all walls plumb and level.
- - In addition to nails, our modulars incorporate bolts, straps and special adhesives in construction. These add additional strength not found in site-built homes.
Whether you're looking for cottage comfort or wide-open spaces for a large family, an Oak Creek modular home can be built for you. Load bearing and exterior walls are typically 2"x4" or optional 2"x 6" studs on 16" centers, available residential 6/12 roof systems and some models even include sunset-friendly porches. Oak Creek modular homes are erected on a permanent foundation just like a site-built home. The homesite is prepared, an engineered foundation is built and the home is erected on the foundation. Some models can be built with optional wind load specifications up to 140 mph.
Oak Creek uses brand names you trust in the construction of your new home. From floor to ceiling, fixtures to appliances, every feature of our homes provides you comfort, security and ease of maintenance long into the future.
Oak Creek modular homes are built for energy efficiency – thermal pane windows, elevated levels of insulation and a 13-SEER air conditioning system – start the list. Not only does this mean a more comfortable environment for you and your family, it also means that you will save thousands of dollars in energy bills over the years.
When you tour an Oak Creek modular home, we ask that you look at the details. Notice the cabinetry, trim and fixtures. You'll discover quality workmanship and brand-names that you know and trust. The same is true of the appliances we put in all of our homes. You can expect many years of trouble-free service for you and your family.
Oak Creek promises that all of the materials used in the construction of your home meet or exceed recommended guidelines and codes. When you compare manufacturers this is especially important to note. We place great pride – and you will place great value – in Oak Creek quality.
Not only does Oak Creek offer home designs with 1,100 to over 3,000 square feet of living space, our home builders make every aspect of the home-buying experience easy – from choosing the home you want – through purchase and homesite preparation – to Protection Plan service after move-in. Modular homes, like traditional site-built homes, are financed with a mortgage. Our modular homes qualify for the same mortgage programs as traditional site-built homes. Plus, our Protection Plan (available from participating builders) is the best in the industry and we will respond quickly to address any possible problems that occur after move-in.
Registration as a manufactured housing retailer or installer is not the same as registration as an industrialized builder through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The TDLR registers all approved modular homebuilders.