Early in 2009 Guildcrest Homes delivered 8 new homes to the Oneida Nation of the Thames First Nation located in Southwold, Ontario, just outside London. These new homes were worked on over the winter and all will be ready for occupancy by late April.
This very successful project was made possible by the combination of Guildcrest’s factory-built components and local skilled labour from Oneida whose efforts were instrumental to the successful completion of the homes. Project supervision was provided by the Oneida Nation of the Thames Housing Authority.
These three bedroom homes were built to Guildcrest’s standard ‘First Nations’ specification which exceeds National Building Code of Canada requirements for energy efficiency, indoor air quality and window performance. That means these homes are more durable, more comfortable and have lower energy costs than houses built to the code minimums.
Modular homes are built in large sections in a factory. They are transported to the building site by truck and set on the foundation using a crane. There are usually just a few weeks of “site work” to be completed before the homeowner can be handed their keys. The site work consists of “stitching” the modules together. This means completing the interior and exterior of the modular components. As much work as possible is done using local trades under Guildcrest supervision.
Guildcrest Homes is a modular home builder with their factory located in Morewood, Ontario, near Ottawa. They build over 200 homes each year and deliver them throughout Ontario and Western Quebec.