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Modular Homes in Thunder Bay and the Surrounding Area

Modular homes. Efficiently constructed to exacting design specifications, providing a beautiful, healthy home in nearly half the construction time of a traditionally built home. Built indoors in an environmentally-protected factory means that the components in each Maple Leaf Homes modular home are not exposed to rain, mould, snow or other harmful elements. It allows us to build year round without weather delays that are common in traditional stick-built onsite construction.

 

Modular home construction. Sophisticated designs and style options. Ranta Contracting Inc. offers a variety of standard plans, modified to suit or bring us your custom design and we will work with you from concept to completion to meet your specific needs. We have partnered with North Shore Quality Homes to supply Maple Leaf modular homes in the Thunder Bay area. All modular homes we supply meet and exceed local and provincial building codes.

What Floor Plans and Design Options Do You Offer?

View our online brochures that highlight different styles of modular homes available from Maple Leaf Homes, or bring us your own design. All Maple Leaf Homes are built for life and include a limited lifetime warranty on roof shingles, a 30 year warranty on windows, a limited lifetime warranty on vinyl siding, and have a 10 year structural warranty. Every Maple Leaf modular home is energy efficient with such standard features as designer cabinets, quality plumbing fixtures, plywood floor and wall construction, painted wood interior trim, and kiln dried lumber. Compare our standard finishing details and energy efficiency and you will see that a Maple Leaf Home, built by Ranta Contracting is a home designed for life.

Options and Floor Plans

Take a look at some brochures that highlight different styles of modular homes available from Maple Leaf Homes. All Maple Leaf Homes are built for life and include a limited lifetime warranty on roof shingles, a 30 year warranty on windows, a limited lifetime warranty on vinyl siding, with a 10 year structural warranty available. Every Maple Leaf modular home is energy efficient and comes with standard features that include designer cabinets, quality plumbing fixtures, plywood floor and wall construction, painted wood interior trim, and kiln dried lumber.

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MLH 1 Brouse Rd, Massey, ON

Why Build a Modular Home?

Unlike “stick-built” homes, which are built on site using traditional methods, a modular home is constructed of factory-built modular components that are transported to the building site and installed with final assembly on your foundation.

What Are the Benefits of Modular Homes Over Traditional Construction?

Modular homes can be constructed from the same materials as traditional structures, and in many cases, will demonstrate a higher standard of craftsmanship. Some other benefits offered by modular homes when compared to traditional construction include:

Faster – A modular home can be completed much faster than a traditional structure, mainly because weather conditions do not affect the modular construction process as severely as “stick-built” methods.


Quality control – With fewer parts to keep track of and fewer steps in the building process, there is notable reduction of waste, ensuring quality compliance while keeping your home on schedule.


Structural integrity – Both modular homes and traditional construction must meet statutory building codes and standards, however modular homes are often fitted with a steel chassis for additional support and durability.


Sustainability – Modular home construction incorporates a higher use of sustainable materials than traditional building methods, making it safer for the environment. In addition, modular home construction can easily accommodate add-ons such as solar power cells or greywater systems.


Cost effectiveness – The cost of constructing a modular home is traditionally less than the cost of traditional methods, which means you get more house for your money! Your costs, despite fluctuations are firm, helping you assess your total build costs and giving you peace of mind.

Want to learn more about modular homes, or discuss whether a modular home would be right for your needs? Contact us today to book a no-obligation consultation and free estimate.

 

Let's Get the Ideas Flowing

You have the ideas. You know your needs. You know your budget. Our gallery of homes is an excellent place to start for those looking for conceptual ideas to start the process. Bring us your design and we’ll help make it a reality. Our team is skilled in working with you and we’ll stick with you from concept to completion.

 

What Are Modular Homes?

“Modular construction is a process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities – but in about half the time.


Buildings are produced in “modules” that when put together on site, reflect the identical design intent and specifications of the most sophisticated site-built facility – without compromise.” (From the Modular Building Institute)

 

Modular Vs Traditional - What’s the Difference?

Modular and traditional construction differ in their creation process. Modular construction is done in a controlled factory environment, then is transported on site mostly complete. Meanwhile, traditional construction is done largely on site using conventional methods.

 

The Process

Both methods start similar, with site preparation and foundation construction. However, modular construction gets an early start on building as this can begin as the foundation is still being worked on. Traditional construction is unable to start their structure until the foundation is complete. By the time traditional construction starts stick-building their structure, a modular constructed home would be mostly competing and ready for shipment.

 

Why Modular?

Modular construction has several advantages. The division of factory and site work creates time efficiency up to 50% faster than conventional construction. The controlled construction allows consistent manufacturing and quality checks. Modules are also entirely or mostly complete upon delivery.


Traditional construction is more time consuming. It requires every step to be completed before moving on to the next. Quality can be affected by weather and inconsistent labor yield. Without a controlled environment, the construction schedule is dependent on the weather conditions.

 

Benefits

Faster
The construction process is much faster with modular – by building “modules” in factory, construction can begin before the site foundation is even complete. Construction schedules are not subjected to on site weather, allowing for speedier work.

 

Controlled Construction
Building in a factory protects the structure from weather and other environmental hazards when it is the most vulnerable. Consistent manufacturing and quality checks are performed in the factory, adhering to the Ontario Building Code, local municipal by-laws, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and COTK.

 

Energy Efficient
Without weather damage in earlier construction stages, modular buildings can have stronger protection and insulation, saving energy on heating.

 

Environmentally Friendly
There is less site disturbance with modular buildings. On-site traffic from transportation and equipment is kept in the factory, reducing waste. Materials are often recycled, removing the need for excess materials.

 

Affordable
Modular homes often cost less than traditional construction, as they are made in less time. Constructed with energy efficiency and a weather damage free foundation, modular can save money in the long run. With the amount of customizability, a modular home can be made affordable for you.

 

Flexibility
The creative options for modular structures are vast, and can be customized depending on needs. Whether it’s a home or a commercial structure, a modular building can work for you.

 

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