Manufactured Homes: Beauty, Quality…and Accessibility for All

Since more than 22 million people now live in manufactured homes, it’s safe to assume that some of them are coping with a physical challenge or disability.

Homebuilders must comply with HUD Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard, and these include considerations for those who need a little extra help getting around. And since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, builders can provide additional features to make daily life easier, while still keeping the purchase price below that of a traditional site-built home.

For instance, if you’ve looked at any of the floor plans and tours of home models available on our website, you’ve already noticed that most of them feature one story living spaces that are open and accessible, providing plenty of room for those in wheelchairs.

With site-built homes design alterations are often subject to engineering approval reviews that add cost to the purchase price. But with manufactured homes such layouts come pre-approved by design agencies, so there is no delay in construction or delivery.

Further accessibility improvements were submitted for approval last year, including modifications to standards for accessible showers that will comply with disability standards for roll in showers. These changes also eliminate the need for HUD alternative construction approval, while reducing cost and burdens for manufacturers and consumers.

If you are interested in a new home and require a floor plan that fits your personal situation, talk to a Ma Williams representative today. You are sure to find a model that can accommodate your comfort and safety, while providing all the additional amenities that have made our homes so popular for more than 50 years.