DESIGN - BUILD - CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Shipping Container and Modular Structures
Who We Are
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live in a thoughtfully-designed, eco-friendly, healthy home, flowing with natural light, connected with the outdoors and customized to your lifestyle and budget.
Kubed Living is an innovative full service modular company specializing in shipping container and modular structures. Depending on project needs and location, we offer the following framing options: steel, shipping container and lumber framing.
Our primary goal is to promote sustainable and healthy living, through great design, carefully crafted interiors, meticulous project management and personalized service.
Our business model is Design-Build. Our Modular Services include Design, Engineering, Permitting, Factory Construction, Site Development, and Construction Management. We also provide Consulting Services to real estate developers and investors as they navigate the complexities of factory-built housing.
We understand the unique challenges of shipping container and modular design and construction
We offer an alternative to the conventional: modern, contemporary, and modular. Our design solutions are within reach, support responsible living, and promote modern and graceful aesthetics. We strive to redefine the functionality and the experience of space through thoughtful design, original ideas and creative solutions that are in sync with the realities of today's challenges.
The process starts with Design, which involves analyzing the site, conceptualizing the project, and selecting materials. This is the part where your vision comes alive!
All Kubed Living structures follow a stringent Engineering Process so as to not only provide safety but also efficiency, cost management and waste reduction. This second phase of the process enables us to accurately forecast project costs.
Construction Documents are then created to follow the specific building codes and regulations of the state and local jurisdiction having authority over the project.
The fourth stage of the process is Permitting; permitting of the structure occurs inside the factory with third party inspectors, while the permitting of all site-related components take place at local level.
Once building permits are in hand, our fabricators begin the Manufacturing process. This is where the steel frame modules are erected and the shipping containers are modified into modular habitable structures with framing, insulation, electrical, plumbing, drywall and more.
One of the most compelling arguments for in-factory construction is that fact that all Site Work can be done in parallel to the manufacturing process. While the home is being built in factory, the site is being developed, graded, utilities are tied in and the foundation is being installed.
Once out of the manufacturing process, the newly built modules are Delivered and Installed on the foundation and all services are tied in.
The final stage is the On-Site Finishes, which depend on client preferences and local regulations.
It is important for all who are reading this to understand that all markets around the US are different. There are some states or municipalities that allow the majority of the home to be built in factory, while others require a greater percent of site-build.
This discrepancy not only influences a project's price, it also affects how we tackle each project.
Kubed Living was born out of the desire to bring sustainable custom home living to the general public. Traditionally, building your own custom home was something available only to the affluent. Kubed Living now brings this opportunity to a much broader audience, through efficient design, lower pre-construction costs, value-engineering and cost-saving manufacturing techniques.
Our business model is unique. We are the only modular company to offer a fully customizable turnkey experience. As a one-stop-shop, we manage your construction project from conceptualization to finish.
Our success is also based on the personalized value we bring to each and every one of our client partnerships. We view every project as different. Whether large or small, each warrants the same level of attention and collaboration between our clients and our design team. This close partnership enables us to understand, interpret and transform your vision into modern, innovative and environmentally sensitive Kubed Living structures.
How it works
Modular homes are built in a factory setting, typically on an assembly line. They are also called "Factory Built Houses". They are constructed in multiple sections or modules, each of which is built to meet local building codes and standards. These modules are transported to the home site and assembled on a foundation, where they are joined together to create a complete home.
Building Codes and Standards
Modular homes are constructed to the same local building codes and regulations as traditional site-built homes. They often exceed these codes in terms of energy efficiency and quality standards because of stringent inspections and consistency of construction that can only be found in a controlled factory environment.
Modular homes offer high customization. Buyers can choose from a wide range of floor plans, finishes, and design options or completely choose to design their own.
Modular homes are typically placed on permanent foundations, such as concrete slabs, stem walls with crawl spaces, or full basements, or piers, depending on local building requirements and homeowner preferences.
Modular homes have a resale value comparable to traditional site-built homes because they adhere to or exceed the same building standards, sit on a permanent foundation and are considered real property.
Factory-built housing is more cost-effective than traditional construction. The controlled environment of a factory setting allows for economies of scale and reduced waste, resulting in lower construction costs.
Speed of Construction
Factory-built homes are constructed much faster than traditional homes. Since they are built indoors, weather delays are eliminated, and various tasks can be completed simultaneously, reducing construction time significantly.
Quality control is typically stringent in a factory setting. Skilled workers and automated machinery ensure precision and consistency in construction, leading to high-quality homes with fewer defects.
Many factory-built homes are designed with energy efficiency in mind. They often incorporate better insulation, energy-efficient windows, and HVAC systems, which can lead to lower energy bills over time.
Reduced Environmental Impact
Factory-built housing often produces less waste compared to traditional construction methods. Additionally, materials can be sourced more sustainably, and construction processes can be optimized to reduce environmental impact.
Factory-built homes are subject to strict industry standards and multiple inspections. This ensures that homes meet safety and quality requirements, providing peace of mind to homeowners.
Factory-built housing can be a more affordable option for first-time homebuyers or those on a budget. The reduced construction time and cost savings can make homeownership more accessible.
Certain factory-built homes are more resilient against the natural elements than traditional stick-built homes. Container Homes, for example, are pest-resistant, fire-retardant, and quite durable against natural disasters.