The below steps are if you are interested in a Modular Home.
The First Step to making you new home dreams a reality is a visit to our Design Center. We will guide you through the building process from start to finish by first using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) to customize a floor plan that will fit your unique style.
Once your plans are finalized, construction begins at the Stratford Homes Factory where the key is their advanced modular construction method which produces a strongly built home. Your home is “stick-built” in their facility just as if it was constructed from scratch on your foundation. Each step of the process is closely controlled under ideal conditions and thoroughly inspected to ensure that it exceeds building code requirements.
Materials cut to exact fit ensure the beginning of your quality constructed, custom-built home. Sidewalls are glued and power-nailed under pressure to the floor system adding strength. All roof trusses are computer engineered and custom-designed for your home.
Once the basic structure of a mod is complete, experts in venting, plumbing, wiring and insulation begin their work.
Your creativity will not end at the customizing of your floor plan, it will continue to all of the details like doors, trim, fixtures, windows and custom cabinetry.
Windows, shingles and siding are installed before the modules are ready to be transported to your site. Stratford Homes offers you a top-of-the-line selection of vendors and products to fit the vision you have for your home.
Cottages to Castles will take care of every step of the building process of your home. While your modules are being constructed in Stratford’s factory, we are taking care of the site work such as clearing the land, installing septic and well systems, laying a foundation and preparing it for the arrival of your new home.
When the finished modules are ready to be moved to your location, they are tightly weather wrapped and loaded onto trucks. When they arrive, they are then lifted by crane and precisely placed onto your prepared foundation where the finishing work will take place.
The finishing touches such as a custom deck and garage are added after the modules have been securely set in place. The result is a custom designed, quality built Stratford Home that will essentially be your Dream Home.
The below steps are if you are interested in Conventional Site Build Home
The first step to making your new home dreams a reality is a visit to our Design Center as well as your building site. It is important to understand your needs and desires to form a clear vision of your new home. We will guide you through the building process from start to finish by using Computer Aid Drafting (CAD) to customize a floor plan that will fit your unique style. During this process, we determine which building system suits your needs the best- a custom Stratford Modular or a custom site built home.
Once your plans are finalized, Cottages to Castles will take care of every step of the building process for you from permits, clearing land, excavation, wells, septic, installing foundations etc.
When the foundation is complete materials and supplies are scheduled for delivery and the framing of your new home begins! When the home is “Dried in” the electrician, plumbing and HVAC professionals start their work. Our carpenters move to the outside and install windows, roofing, siding, construct decks etc. After proper inspections walls and ceilings are insulated and prepped for wall covering.
After the drywall or other coverings are applied to walls and ceilings your selected cabinets, counters, interior doors, trim, flooring are installed. It is Cottages to Castles standard and tradition to only offer the highest quality craftsmen and materials. The outside work is completed to your satisfaction as well and after a walk through process-Your dream home is complete!