Frequently Asked Questions
Discover the fascinating world of prefab housing and get answers to your most pressing questions with these essential FAQs about modular homes! Whether you're a seasoned home buyer or a curious first-timer, this guide is a must-read for anyone interested in the benefits and intricacies of prefab homes.
We can deliver homes to Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
This varies depending on the style of home and number of modules involved. Generally homes are between 70% to 85% complete when they reach the job site, including interior and exterior finishes, doors, windows, cabinets, electrical and plumbing fixtures, etc. They are typically crane set and weather tight in one day and then require three to six weeks for site completion by a local builder.
Yes, our homes are built to meet or exceed local building codes including seismic, snow, and wind conditions.
Yes, we can build a LEED-ready, Energy Star-ready or green-built-ready structure but work must be done on-site to continue adherence to these standards.
Modular homes are more sustainable than site-built homes. Stratford can more easily store, reuse and recycle materials rather than throw them away
Transportation costs vary depending on the number and size of modules and the site location.
Yes, you will need a local builder to handle the foundation, setting and finishing of modules once delivered. We coordinate with a network of authorized builders throughout our multi-state, regional territory.
Yes, in fact most of the homes we build are custom floor plans.
We don't build from other's plans. We can use these as a starting point, but will prepare a full set of plans which will be used for State approval and plant construction.
Duration varies widely based on how long it takes to settle on the final design, the location, the builder and plan approvals. Generally, homes are completed within 6-12 months.
Stratford's factory is in Rathdrum, Idaho.
Stratford does not build manufactured homes (HUD Code). All of our homes are built to the state and local building codes applicable for the home site.
Yes, our homes come with a 14 month warranty from the date of factory completion.
Modular homes use all the same building materials as site-built homes. In fact, given the way we build, our homes contain up to 20-30% more framing material. This added material adds to the structural integrity of our homes.
Modular homes can be built with all the same types of features as site-built homes. You and your builder can select the options that work best for your needs and the size and style of your home.
Yes, our Model Village and factory are located at 7628 W Boekel Rd, Rathdrum, ID 83858. We offer tours of our factory Monday – Friday during regular business hours for potential clients to see our efficient building process for themselves. Customers are also welcome to visit the factory to see their home during plant construction.
Yes, we build single, two-story and three-story products and have the capability to build even higher.
Yes, modular homes can be placed on basements, whether full, partial or walk out, and can also be placed on a crawl-space.
Your lot will need to allow trucks to access the site for delivery and staging of the modules and placement of a crane near the building foundation.
We can build a home that is smart-ready providing for on-site finishing.
Single family homes range from 500 to 5,000 square feet consisting of one to twelve modules with a total home value of $200K-$5M.