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OUR HOME BUILDING PROCESS

6 simple steps

To best understand how modular homes work, find out the key stages of our purchasing and building process. Discover what our prefab homes can do to simplify the construction process of a brand new home. Find out what is included with the purchase of an Expert Maison prefabricated modular home. And we'll keep you informed every step of the process.

01
CHOICE OF MODEL

Elements we manage for you

During the first meeting, we determine the model from our collection that best suits your budget and your needs. Once the house model has been selected, we prepare and provide you with a quotation estimate according to the standard model and the suggested standard material choices and ranges. Subsequently, the quotation is signed and a deposit is required. An Expert Maison estimator will have validated the quotation estimate so that it is well-aligned with the plan and the choice of materials. The sales contract must then be signed to continue the project further.

Elements you manage yourself to save

Before meeting your Expert Maison advisor, we suggest you visit your financial institution to obtain a mortgage pre-approval to determine your borrowing capacity and your budget and to apply for a loan. Also, you need to have found your lot and have purchased it, unless you are in the process of doing so.
02
CHOICE OF FINISHINGS

Elements we manage for you

At Expert Maison, our design team takes great care in optimizing and predetermining all exterior and interior finishes, product and color arrangements and schemes according to each home style in our range, preferred trends and supply availability. Our predesigned concept including well-planned home design layouts as well as predetermined equipements, trims & finishes that aim to minimize planning delays, delivery lead times and supply shortages caused by the pandemic. We craft the best mixes to provide you with the best results for your home project.

Elements you manage yourself to save

You need to get an application for building permit. Contact your municipality, town hall, city council or other authority depending on where you are building to find out what the current urban planning standards are. You need to forward this information to our technical department as well as collect all additional information that have an incidence on the construction to facilitate the evolution of your project in our pipeline.
03
PRE-PRODUCTION

Elements we manage for you

The project is then handed over to our technical department. An architectural technologist can therefore go ahead and carry out the final house plan taking into account all of the information gathered and recorded beforehand. The final house plan is then approved by you and your authorization signature is required for the start of the pre-production process to begin. At this point, a pre-production release deposit is required.

Elements you manage yourself to save

You apply for a building permit. You submit the final house building plan to your municipality, town hall, city council or other authority depending on where you intend to build. You need to meet your lender or financial institution to get proof of mortgage approval.
04
PRODUCTION

Elements we manage for you

When the final plan of the house is approved and then drawn for manufacturing, the building permit, the production deposit, the proof of financing and all the necessary documents are received, we can start the production of the house in our factory.

Elements you manage yourself to save

During this time, you coordinate the excavation and foundation works (depending on the type of foundation chosen). You make sure that the water, sewer, and electricity services are in place and ready to receive your new home on your land according to the expected delivery date on site.
05
DELIVERY & INSTALLATION

Elements we manage for you

When the construction of the house is finished at the factory and it is ready to be delivered to the job site, a final factory quality control verification is carried out before loading. We take charge of the delivery and installation of the house modules on your foundations. Our site team takes care of the module connections and joinery on site.

Elements you manage yourself to save

You make the required payment before delivery and installation of the house on site. Payment must be received 48 hours before the house leaves our factory.
06
COMPLETION OF INSTALLATION

Elements we manage for you

Our site team finalizes the last works including the exterior finishes and the installation of the pre-assembled sections of the front balcony (as per plan and specifications); the installation of house interior staircase(s), the basement staircase walls, handrail(s) and interior guardrails (as per plan and specifications). The final home inspection is done when the work is completed following delivery.

Elements you manage yourself to save

You coordinate and/or carry out the remaining interior finishing works i.e., plastering, painting, flooring, basement finishing (as needed) and other finishes as desired.

* This is the general overview of the buying process for an Expert Maison modular home. To find out more, make an appointment.

PREBUILT IN FACTORY - PREFABRICATED IN MODULES

Elements we manage for you

STRUCTURE: FLOORS, WALLS AND ROOF
The prefabricated and factory-built house modules include floors, walls, roof, insulation, roofing, siding, drywall, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, bathroom equipment, plumbing and electricity (as per plan and specifications). GCR New Home Warranty, Quebec provincial plan.
DOORS AND WINDOWS INSTALLATION
Steel entrance door, patio door and energy-efficient PVC windows Energy Star certified (depending on product selection, plan and specifications) and installation.
EXTERIOR FINISHING WORKS AND INSTALLATION
Exterior siding (materials as per plan and specifications), decorative ornament (as per plan and specifications), asphalt shingles roofing (as per plan and specifications), soffits and roof fascia and installation.
INTERIOR FINISHING WORKS AND INSTALLATION
Drywall, interior doors, handles and hardware, base boards and moldings, closet shelves (provided uninstalled), particle board staircase, basement staircase walls, guardrail and/or handrail (as per plan and specifications) and installation.
KITCHEN AND BATHROOM CABINETS
Kitchen, bathroom and powder room cabinets, counters, handles, hardware, range hood and installation.
PLUMBING PACKAGE AND EQUIPMENT
Sanitary equipment: water heater, bathtub, shower, toilet, sink, washbasin, taps, water pipes and installation to the floor.
ELECTRICITY PACKAGE AND EQUIPMENT
200-amp pre-wired electrical panel ready for installation, electric baseboards, wall switches, plates and outlets, electrical wiring and inter-module installation and connection.
VENTILATION - EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLATION
Air exchanger - HRV heat recovery ventilator system, calibration and installation.
DELIVERY: TRANSPORT AND CRANE
Delivery and transport of the house modules to site (calculated per kilometer from the Rivière-du-Loup plant) and crane installation of the modules (based on a fair allocation).
BALCONY AND GALLERY INSTALLATION (as per plan and specifications)
Treated wood for the exterior stairs, the front balcony or the gallery (as per plan and specifications) and installation on site. Treated timber can be in pre-assembled sections.

* This list is the general overview of our inclusions and factory prefabrication processes and may be subject to change without notice. To find out more, make an appointment.

ELEMENTS YOU CARRY OUT YOURSELF TO SAVE

EASY SAVINGS FOR YOUR PROJECT

BEFORE DELIVERY - LOT & SERVICES
Purchasing a lot and coordinating costs of public or private services: water, sewer, electricity services or well, septic tank installation, etc.
BEFORE DELIVERY - EXCAVATION, FOUNDATION AND BACKFILL
Coordinating excavation and foundation contractor works and costs according to the type chosen (foundation, piles, crawl space), insulation of the foundation and backfilling of foundation.
AFTER DELIVERY - ELECTRICITY AND PLUMBING CONNECTIONS
Coordinating costs of contractor for the electricity connection between the public distribution network and the house and coordination & costs of contractors for the sewer and water inlet connections, etc.
AFTER DELIVERY - INTERIOR FINISHES: PLASTERING, PAINTING, FLOORING AND CERAMICS
Coordinating and/or doing plastering, painting, floor coverings and ceramic works.
AFTER DELIVERY - BASEMENT (UNFINISHED) TO FINISH
Coordinating and/or doing the interior finishing works of the basement: divisions, electricity, drywall, basement staircase, plastering, painting, floor coverings and others.
AFTER DELIVERY - OtherS
Decorations and lighting - Gutters & Gutter installation - Landscaping - etc.

This list is the general overview. Technnical descriptions are subject to change without notice. To find out more, make an appointment.

Services available via our distributors*

work packages - as options

FOUNDATION PACKAGE
Coordination and management of subcontractors for excavation work, foundation formwork according to the foundation (standard or garden level for sloping ground), backfilling of the foundation and basement slab. Purchase and installation of foundation windows (according to plan and technical description). Waterproofing and foundation drain. Insulation of interior foundation walls. Concrete porch (according to plan and technical description).
MECHANICAL PACKAGE
Electrical connection between modules. Plumbing connection between modules and plumbing connection to basement base floor. Radon evacuation. Connections to service networks. Connection of the air exchanger between the ground floor and first floor, installation and calibration of the air exchanger, installation of the air exchanger vents, and extension of the air exchanger ducts in the basement under first floor. Purchase and installation of central vacuum system and accessories. Purchase and installation of hot water tank. Installation of exterior lights.
CARPENTRY PACKAGE - AFTER PAINTING
Installation of electrical outlet cover plates and switches after painting. Installation of the toilet and freestanding bath after floor coverings. Installation of shower faucets and shower door after ceramic tiles. Installation of interior doors on track and on central division (according to plan and technical description). Cut and install closet shelving according to predefined options.
INTERIOR FINISH PACKAGES (MODULES):
Material, coordination and management of subcontractors for drywall finishings, painting, subflooring, floor coverings and floor ceramic, backsplash, shower walls and bathtub surround walls. Cutting and installation of baseboards and doorframes after floor coverings. Installation of central division interior doors (except on track). Fabrication and installation of finished staircase(s), guardrail(s) and handrail(s) (according to plan and technical description).
À LA CARTE - SPECIFIC OPTIONS
Coordination and execution of interior finishing work in the basement according to predefined plans and options only: Installation of drywall in the basement on the interior foundation walls. Installation of gutters. Installation of front gallery(ies) and steps (according to plan and technical description). Manufacture and installation of staircase(s), handrail(s) and interior finishing guardrails (according to plan and technical description).

* Certain conditions may apply. Work packages are subject to change without notice and may vary according to region and distributor. Works are not detachable from the package. To find out more, make an appointment.

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