How it Works
The difference between Stick Building versus Panelizing Building which is what we are. We are known as an “Open-wall Panelized” building system.
The first step in creating a new home is finding a building site you like. Once you have found the property, you will want to find out what you can and cannot do to the property. Find out what size of building can be built there, what the setbacks are, any restrictions, and what the “requirements” are for your neighborhood. Once you know what you can and cannot do to your property, then it is time to create or pick a plan. You will want to create or pick a plan that conforms to your building site in order to lessen the cost of construction in grading and foundation.
Once your plans are completed and you have a building permit, the factory will then create a wall layout that matches your blue prints. All the exterior and interior walls, window locations, and doorways will be shown. Once the layout is completed, the factory will start to cut your building and prepare it for delivery.
Once you have your permit, it is time to pick the delivery date best for you and the factory. The factory likes to deliver their packages Tuesday threw Thursday. On the day of delivery, you will want to have the job site prepared to take the package. You will need a large place to store all your building materials or several small areas. We prefer to put the walls on top of the sub-floor, so you will not have to carry them all over the job site. We will then put all the dimensional lumber and plywood around the foundation. We will leave the roof system off to the side because, that is the last to be assembled. We will try to get the package as close to the foundation as possible. When we deliver a package on a 40’ flat bed truck, a forklift comes with the delivery. For a project with more than one truck or a muddy job site, you might want to look into renting a heavy duty 4×4 forklift or ask about our heavy-duty forklift. Smaller projects will be delivered on a 24’ bobtail truck without a forklift to unload. You will want to have 4 to 5 people ready to help unload the bobtail truck.
Once the package has been delivered to the job site and is ready for assembly, you will want to inventory the material to make sure everything has been delivered. This will give you a chance to know where all the different materials are located on your job site. On the day of delivery, a representative from Sierra Home Kits will be there to help with the unloading process, to work with the client, the truck driver, the contractor, and then to inventory the package. If you would like, he will take care of delivering the package onto the job site. He will put the bundles of walls onto the sub-floor in the location they are supposed to go. Throughout the years, Sierra Home Kits has seen thousand of different deliveries and delivery sites. We will review the job site and the package and come up with a game plan that works for you and your contractor to best unload the package onto the job site.
Now that the package has been delivered to the job site, it is time to construct the building. The blue prints, panel plan, and inventory sheet should be at the job site at all times.
Once the building has been framed, it is now time to start finishing the inside. The electrical, plumbing, insulation, dry wall, flooring, cabinets, counter-tops, bath tubs, toilets, lights, appliances, paint, and roofing material are controlled by you within the local market. You have the ability to install any finishing product you choose to work with. Whether it is a high-end or a low-end product, it is all your choice.