Multi-Family Housing and Modular Construction: A Match Made in an Environmentally-Friendly Factory – Part I 

Posted on Jul 19th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

Part I: Introduction to Multi-Family Housing & Modular Construction Are you a builder in need of just a few extra rental units or are you developing an entire community of energy-efficient multi-family housing units? Currently, modular home construction companies can provide multi-family home builders with several housing alternatives, like townhouses, condos and apartment buildings. Famous American architects – from Buckminster to Frank Lloyd Wright – explored and encouraged the promise of prefabricated modular homes. But it’s only in the last few decades that the industry has really come into its own. There’s no denying it! The wave of the future in multi-family housing is modular buildings and the best part is, these prefabricated structures can be built in a matter […]

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New Product Announcement: Westchester Modular Introduces “The Highland” to the Craftsman Series

Posted on Jul 1st, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: WESTCHESTER MODULAR INTRODUCES “THE HIGHLAND” TO THE CRAFTSMAN SERIES Since introducing the Craftsman Series several years ago, the demand for this style of home has been tremendous and continues to grow. We are pleased to announce our latest addition (the 8th Craftsman) to this popular series of homes: The Highland. What makes The Highland unique beyond the craftsman trim on the exterior, is the depth of the home. This plan is built three-modules deep creating rooms of exceptional dimension with a very open floor plan. For example, the kitchen is not limited to a restricted space. This floor plan allows for an abundance of cabinetry and includes a walk-in pantry. The extra deep home also provides a […]

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To Remodel or Teardown and Rebuild… That is the Question: Part III

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

To Remodel or Teardown and Rebuild… That is the Question: Part III In Parts I and II, we discussed the whys and wherefores of tearing down and rebuilding a house. Here, in Part III, we’re going to review a few essentials you need to consider before moving forward with your teardown and rebuild. Finally, and most importantly, we’re going to talk about the many advantages of modular construction when it comes to building a new home on the site where the old home sat.     First, make sure you can actually tear down your house. Why couldn’t I simply tear it down if that’s what I want to do? Truth is, teardowns can be complicated, involving permitting, zoning, historic […]

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To Remodel or Teardown and Rebuild… That is the Question: Part II

Posted on May 1st, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

To Remodel or Teardown and Rebuild . . .That Is the Question, Part II In Part II, we’re going to discuss how you can recognize homes that are good candidates for a teardown and look at several important things you need to do before you even plan a teardown and rebuild.   How do you recognize if a house is a good candidate for tear down? Likely candidates for teardowns are by and large houses that don’t match up to the standards in the more sought-after neighborhoods. • It could be they’re smaller in square footage than most of the houses in the immediate area. • Many have out of date kitchens and bathrooms and, quite frequently, devour a huge amount of energy. […]

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Benefits of Modular Dorm Buildings

Posted on Apr 29th, 2019 by Westchester | Posted in: Uncategorized

Westchester Modular Homes is capable in dormitory construction. We manufacture premium quality prefabricated modular dorm buildings designed for students who’ll live on or off campus. We have the capability to construct a custom modular residence hall or modular dormitories as well as accommodations for faculty Our designs also work for boarding or military schools. With our advanced modular technology, we build student housing units with ample parking space and well-ventilated living areas. We can help you enjoy faster project completions with substantial cost reduction. If you’re an architect, builder or development company, we’d like to discuss our mode of operation with you so you can discover how we can meet your needs. With each Westchester modular student housing project, you […]

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To Remodel or Teardown and Rebuild… That Is the Question: Part I

Posted on Apr 24th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

To Remodel or Teardown and Rebuild… That Is the Question: Part I Want to build a new home in an established neighborhood? How’s this possible when many such neighborhoods tend to be fully built up, with no empty lots? Truth is, in numerous portions of the northeast, particularly in hugely concentrated upscale urban neighborhoods, plenty of homeowners are opting to tear down an existing home and rebuild a new home on the same property. Say what? Why wouldn’t you just move? Let’s face it. Moving is seldom an attractive option when a family loves where they live and has formed strong ties with the neighborhood. It can be difficult, if not impossible, to find a reasonably priced home that will […]

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Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 4

Posted on Apr 8th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 4 In the fourth and final installment of our blog on the energy efficiency achieved in modular homes, we’re going to continue our discussion on how this directly benefits the home buyer.   Let’s talk green. Constructing modular homes in environmentally-controlled buildings before delivering them to the building site gives rise to significant green advantages. For example, in traditional stick-built homes, dumpsters of surplus bits and pieces are transported to landfills every day. In today’s modular building facility, they are able to capture the surplus materials from one modular home and judiciously use them in building the next home. No need to continue cramming the local land-fill.   Thinking about comfort. Energy efficiency […]

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Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 3

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 3 In Parts 1 & 2 of our blog on the energy efficiency achieved in modular construction, we talked about what energy efficiency means and how it was realized. In Parts 3 & 4, we’re going to discuss how these energy efficient modular homes benefit you, the home buyer.   Of course, the first and primary benefit to putting your hard-earned dollars into a modular home is the savings on your utility bills. Today’s modular homes are unquestionably more energy efficient than older correspondingly-sized homes. With improved insulating materials and sustainable building products combined with compact modular construction, a modular home buyer is taking delivery of a house that includes smaller energy bills. Truth is, in […]

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ACHIEVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MODULAR HOMES: PART 2

Posted on Mar 11th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

ACHIEVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MODULAR HOMES: PART 2 In Part 1 of this blog on energy efficiency in modular homes, we looked at how efficiency was achieved. In Part 2, we’re going to look at a few other ways that modular homes are superior in energy efficiency and more environmentally responsible than site-built homes: Modular homes are especially well insulated because the filling material is placed in every nook and cranny of a home, around all electrical boxes and plumbing pipes. Also, the material isn’t compressed which allows for maximum efficiency. Put simply, the state-of-the-art facilities in which modular homes are built allow them to be energy-sealed in areas that would be physically impossible to seal or insulate on a […]

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Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 1

Posted on Mar 5th, 2019 by Chris Leslie | Posted in: Uncategorized

Achieving Energy Efficiency in Modular Homes: Part 1 In previous blogs, we’ve talked about energy efficiency in modular construction. But what really is energy efficiency, and, just as important, how is it achieved? It’s a basic fact in home heating and cooling: The energy used to both heat and cool homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain and risks of global warming. So, naturally, the less energy used, the less air pollution generated.   An important piece of the construction plan in a modular home is the tightness. Tests carried out for the energy efficiency of a home demonstrate that when a typical modular home is finished correctly by […]

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