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Features

  • Factory Building and Smaller Builder

    With high-priced land, labor shortages, and competition from production giants, many stick builders are giving factory building a second look.

     
  • Fast & Accurate Framing the Panelized Way

    Factory-built wall panels are not only square and true, they can also cut overhead, time, and design work. We examine the pros and cons of framing with panels.

     
  • Pre-Fab Products for Site-Built Homes

    Manufactured components aren’t limited to structural panels and trusses. Here’s a wide-ranging collection of factory-made items for interiors and exteriors.

     
  • Think Steel

    This long-time steel builder describes the basics of pre-cut steel house frames and why he’ll take the screw gun over the hammer any day.

     
  • Interview: Why Switch to Modular?

    A developer who builds both modular and stick weighs the merits of both and tells under what conditions modular makes the most sense.

     

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