What You Need to Know to Add Room Additions to a Mobile Home

by on March 17th, 2015
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Mobile home room additions are a cheap and easy way to add extra space to your home from home on the road. If you’re thinking about mobile home room additions, there are a number of things that you need to take into account.

For example, can your home cope with the weight of added rooms? Mobile homes do not have a stable base so can easily break apart if too much weight is added to them. The best thing to do before going ahead with any mobile home room additions is to speak to the builder of your home to see what weight they think it can bear safely. In a mobile home, the support and structure is usually derived from the ceiling so when it comes to mobile home room additions one way is to have an extra room not connected to the rest of the home, thereby avoiding putting any more weight and stress on it.

Depending on where it is located, there will be varying planning laws and requirements for any mobile home room additions that you are intending to carry out. If you are using a building contractor for your mobile home room additions they will be able to advise you on this. You will usually need to speak to the local building inspector’s office regarding the planning regulations that you and the contractor are obliged to follow. A mobile home dealer will also be able to recommend an experienced building contractor to carry out the work.

One way of achieving the mobile home room additions you want is what is called a turnkey addition. These are put together in a factory in the same manner as a mobile home before being transported direct to your mobile home and added to it.

Along with mobile home room additions, you might also think about adding a porch. A porch on the front of your mobile home is an ideal place to hold parties for your friends and family and it is also a cheaper option than an extra room. It is easier to build the porch separately and then add it to your mobile home.


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