Category: Building Codes and Legislation

Building Codes and Legislation | April 6th, 2021

How Modular Building Codes Stack Up

Building codes exist to protect homeowners and their property from the elements. They also provide a guideline for structural integrity, energy efficiency and mechanical safety. Let’s look at how modular building codes stand among their competitors.

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Building Codes and Legislation | February 20th, 2021

What is Alberta New Home Warranty?

When making the biggest purchase of your life, it’s important to ensure it’s protected. That’s why the government passed the “New Home Buyer Protection Act” in 2014, making it mandatory for all builders in Alberta to provide home warranty coverage for all new homes built within the province. This new Act encourages higher quality and […]

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Winfield Modular Home - Kitchen and Dining Room - Show Home Model

Differentiating Modular, Manufactured and Mobile Homes

We’re often met with the question: what is the difference between modular, manufactured and mobile homes? Below you’ll find a detailed outline on ways you can distinguish between these three types of homes.

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Kimberley Modular Home - Kitchen and Dining Room - Show Home Model

Modular Quality

There are some perceptions that factory-built homes are somehow built to a different quality than site-building. That’s true! Jandel’s modular homes are built stronger than their site-built counterparts.

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Building Codes and Legislation | August 25th, 2016

Alberta Energy Code Changes

The Alberta government has adopted the National Energy Code for Buildings and is implementing new energy efficiency requirements on all new homes built in the province, effective November 1, 2016. Homes built prior to November 1 are exempt from the legislation. What does this mean for you? If you are building a new custom order […]

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Building Codes and Legislation | February 2nd, 2012

Today’s Modular Home Building Codes

Today’s building codes for modular homes are nothing like the mobile homes of the past.  Back in the 1970s, a mobile home was built to a less stringent code than is used today.  The norm back then was 2’x4’ exterior walls. That gets chilly in a Canadian winter!  Today, that home wouldn’t be allowed to […]

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