Prefabricated and Mobile Housing Solutions

HCTF has identified two critical building needs and markets – affordable, energy-efficient, high-performance residential housing and energy-efficient, high-performance transportable disaster relief housing – and plans to address them both with a single manufacturing process. We have spent years in the research, design and engineering phase and have constructed the ShopBuilt™ portion of the LinkHouse in our manufacturing facility for numerous satisfied clients.

At this time, we are ready to expand manufacturing and distribution of our LinkHouse and R.E.A.C.H options.  We are confident that the competitive cost and the superior benefits they provide will make them leading products in the construction and disaster relief marketplace. If you or an associate recognize and appreciate the benefits and potential the structures offer and are interesting in investing and/or purchasing a first-generation LinkHouse, please contact us at 828.264.8971 or  Email Us.   Technical data, construction methods and materials as well as research and statistical data will be available shortly. Please check back for complete details.

Residential Housing Option

linkhouse/reisdential-mobile-housing.jpg HCTF’s LinkHouse for residential housing is a system where multiple linkable 16’ X 16’ transportable housing modules can be “linked” together to create the amount of living or emergency space needed at the time of initial construction with the ability to add modules in the future as specific needs arise. The LinkHouse is an expandable and contractible, minimum waste environmentally friendly housing solution.

HCTF has designed for production of the 16’ X 16’ affordable housing modules that linkhouse/3linkhouse.jpg  include bedroom/bathroom links, kitchen links, and study/living links. Built in two halves of 8’ X 16’ for easy transport, each of the fully assembled 256 sq. ft. units can, like links in a chain, be interconnected into a variety of shapes and/or stacked upon one another to suit a multitude of affordable modular housing market demands.  Each module will be a fully insulated, self-contained unit that can “link” with other modules to create high performance spaces as small as 512 sq. ft. to a maximum of 5,000 sq. ft.

What Are The Benefits Of A Linkhouse™ In Residential Housing?

Cost   - Builders, developers and future homeowners interested in affordable ($50,000-$150,000), energy efficient, high performance alternatives to conventional manufactured or modular homes will find that option with our LinkHouse ™ /ShopBuilt housing system.

Energy Efficiency – Conventional manufactured/mobile homes require a tremendous amount of energy, consuming 62% more energy per sq. ft. and costing an additional $0.73 per sq. ft. in heating and energy costs annually compared to stick-built homes. In 2005, mobile homes consumed 28,800 more BTU’s of energy per sq. ft. than detached single-family homes.

Raw Material Waste Reduction  – Today’s conventional job-site construction is inefficient and wasteful. On typical construction sites, up to 30% of raw building materials (including wood, metal, glass, rubber, petroleum-based materials, cardboard, and paper) often end up in landfills. The industry lacks building material recycling programs, suffers inefficient deployment of carpenters and sub-contractors, and sees very poor quality control.  Construction waste is a leading contributor to landfill overflow each year.  The State of Vermont estimates that the construction industry generates more than 20% of the state’s overall trash by weight annually.  These figures are similar in every state.

Expedited On-Site Construction  - In addition to reducing raw material waste by optimizing the quantities of materials for a given project, the ShopBuilt panelized wall system used in our LinkHouse modules also provides flexibility for the average homebuilder. This system can expedite the on-site framing process of conventional homes by 20%-40% while increasing the structure’s thermal performance via the use of spray foam insulation technology and reducing the amount of material waste generated from site cutting and milling.