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Preferred Building Systems

(Connected to New England Homes)

143 Twistback Road
Claremont, NH 03743
Phone: 603-372-1050
Fax: 603-372-1001
Website: Preferred Building Systems Website
email: bhuot@preferredbuildings.com

Preferred Building Systems Description:
(Connected to New England Homes)
"...Preferred Building Systems in Claremont New Hampshire(NH) has recently opened a 160,000 square foot factory specifically designed to build energy efficient modular homes. Preferred Building Systems produces modular home components for ranch homes up through multi-family and most everything in between. With a sharp focus on energy efficiency and "green" building. Our standard home package is energy star approved..."

Providing these building styles:
  • Ranch modular homes
  • Colonial modular homes
  • Panelized homes


Providing modular homes and buildings in:
CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

Company Background

How Long in Business2006
Yearly Avg. Number of Homes (Est.)About 100
Professional Organizations/AffiliationsNAHB AIA
Design Staff
(Architects & Draftsmen)
Four designers
Builder NetworkOver 100 builders
Location of FactoriesClaremont, NH
How to Buy a HomeAvailable through builder network

Construction Details

Building MaterialsWooden home construction
Energy EfficiencyNu-Wool® Cellulose insulation in exterior walls at R-21, R-40 cellulose insulation for ranch style homes (capes insulated between floors at R-26 or R-32). Energy Star Certified
Construction Timeframe1-2 weeks
Customization FlexibilityComplete customization flexibility
Amount of Floorplans20 predesigned floorplans

Pricing

Avg. Cost per Square Foot$90-$145
Avg. Transportation CostsVaries by location
Avg. Placement CostsVaries by location
Site PreparationHandled by builder

Options

Garage/Deck AvailabilityGarages and decks are both available
Possible to Addon to Existing HomeDepends on structure
GuaranteesNot stated
Delivery RangeNew England
Number of Factory InspectionsUpon completion
Number of Building Site InspectionsHandled by builder
Information PackageLarge amount of information available on website including photos, articles and building specifications. Within a few days of asking for informaiton, our mystery shopper received a large brochure including floor plans, building specifactions and energy efficeny options.

Our Review

Editor's Rating
Editorial ReviewPreferred Building Systems tends to build high quality energy efficient modular homes. The builders we interviewed, spoke highly of their green building ways. We really enjoyed their standard building specifications which are robust. If you are in the Northeast you should stop by and learn more about these custom modular homes. We are confident that Preferred Building Systems will be able to design for you a money saving, energy efficient modular home that will look great in almost any neighborhood.
Mystery Homebuyer Rating

Personal Reviews of Preferred Building Systems

Bryan from NH
My wife and I built a Preferred Building Systems home through a local builder in early 2008 and were very pleased not only with the quality, but also the ability to select the products we wanted. My wife enjoyed picking out the Kraftmaid kitchen cabinets from a wide selection of styles and finishes available. I was very impressed with the fact that we went through our first NH winter 2008/2009 and used only 675 gallons of propane to heat our 2,600 square foot house. We were told that our heating usage would be about 1/2 of a house of similar size built to the 2006 energy code. Our house scored a 5 star plus rating in the energy star program. We are both very happy we decided to build our home by going modular.

B Kilburn from NH
Having had a tour of the factory in Claremont, I can say that PBS seems to be a manufacturer of high end modular homes with quality construction and Energy Star rating,. (witch means their modular homes use at least 15% less energy than standard homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code).
The construction seen to me (a non-professional) to be a step above what we had seen elsewhere and they offered an impressive variety of both cosmetic (cabinets and fixtures) and structural options.
The one thing that is holding us up from going with them is that old saying "you get what you pay for" or in this case, you pay for what you get...the price reflects the quality of materials and detailed workmanship that seems to come with their homes and their estimates are coming in higher that the other company we're looking at right now, Pleasant valley, out of Pa.

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