Manufactured Home Installation Training Manual
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Manufactured homes are built under a national code administered by HUD and are often referred to as "HUD-Code homes" to distinguish them from other types of factory-built housing, such as modular. Installers, retailers, and inspectors of HUD-Code homes will be interested in the Manufactured Home Installation Training Manual, released from HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research.
The manual lays out all the issues that need to be considered while installing a HUD-Code home. It addresses the installation of both new and used homes, and its chapters follow the steps commonly taken to install such a home. The narrative discusses relevant issues in objective detail and emphasizes the reasons for a specific procedure.
HUD has designed the manual to complement manufacturer installation instructions, state regulatory documents, and installer training programs. A checklist at the end of the manual summarizes the main points of site preparation, foundations, installation, and additional resources.
Content updated on 3/24/2006