- What is a Manufactured Duplex Home?
A duplex contains two homes on one lot, under one roof and separated by a firewall. The homes can be mirror images or they can be different floor plans, each with a separate entrance. Like all manufactured homes, they are built off-site in an indoor facility that protects them from the elements.
While real estate investors and community developers have always understood the value and benefits of multi-unit properties,
Cavco worked with HUD to ensure it was fully HUD-approved manufactured duplexes when
Cavco introduced The Anthem in 2023.
- What's the Difference between Modular and Manufactured Homes?
While the words are often used interchangeably, there are differences between modular and manufactured homes. Both are built offsite in environmentally protected building centers and then transported to a designated location and may have similar, or identical, internal and external building features. The difference is how they are regulated. Like site-built, or stick-built, homes, modular homes are built to state and local building codes. HUD (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development) regulates manufactured homes through what is commonly referred to as the HUD Code.
- Why is it important to be approved by HUD?
HUD's Manufactured Housing Program protects individuals who own and live in manufactured homes. Its HUD Code regulates the construction, safety and installation of manufactured homes.
If a manufactured home has passed HUD’s Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (HUD Code), it must display a certification label prior to its transportation. The HUD Code includes, but is not limited to, regulations related to body and frame construction, thermal insulation, plumbing, electrical systems and fire safety. A manufactured home not displaying a HUD certification label may result in the homeowner being subject to safety, financial, legal and insurance challenges.
- What are the advantages of offsite construction?
Offsite construction results in faster homebuilding times and lower costs. This translates into more affordable housing that is produced faster than traditional, site-built homes, which can take months to build and be slowed by inclement weather.
Cavco home construction can be completed in as little as one week. The build speed, combined with rigorous testing and HUD Code compliance, means
Cavco customers enjoy manufactured homes that are as strong and eco-friendly as site-built homes.