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Modular Construction is a Process not a Style

Thursday, May 23, 2013 0 Comments


A misconception exists that “modular” refers to a type or style of home.  Modular actually refers to a construction process in which large components are pre-built in a manufacturing facility and then shipped on carriers to the home site.  Architecturally, modular construction is not limited to simple ranch style homes; it can be used for a variety of housing styles.

Building off-site in a controlled environment has many advantages. Modern component construction processes combined with a team of skilled craftsmen allows SRI to fabricate a stronger and more durable structure.  Building materials and finished modules are protected from weather-related damage that can lead to costly rework. In addition, modules are continually inspected throughout the building process to ensure they are built to the appropriate residential or commercial building code and meet our quality standards.

Modular is Greener; studies suggest that with modular construction, there’s a dramatic reduction in waste due to continuous recycling activities, the use of pre-cut lumber and a greater accuracy in cuts. Material is stored in the facility, which results in less waste from weather damage. And the efficiency of the modular manufacturing process reduces CO2 output compared to traditional site construction. 

Modular is Neighbourhood Friendly; because 80 percent of modular construction occurs off-site, the majority of the on-site noise, dust, debris and traffic created by traditional construction are eliminated. This also means fewer hazards on the job sites and neighbors are less bothered by the construction.

Friday, December 21, 2012 0 Comments


Spring is here!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 0 Comments

Now that the long awaited Spring weather is here, this is the perfect time to visit an SRI Retailer to see what  is new for 2012.  If you aren't sure where your nearest retailer is located, visit the factory website closest to your location SRI Homes - Kelowna, BC, SRI Homes Lethbridge, AB, SRI Homes - Estevan, SK.

Did you know that your SRI Retailer not only has show homes and brochures, but also can assist you with all aspects of purchasing your new Home?  Right from floorplan and decor options through delivery, setup and after sales service, they are there to help you every step of the way.

The all New and Improved SRI Homes Website

Monday, March 12, 2012 1 Comments

We are excited to present our all New and Improved website!  Keep checking  back here for new posts about SRI Homes and it's 3 manufacturing plants located in Kelowna, Lethbridge and Estevan.

FYI from SRI is Alive!

Friday, October 7, 2011 0 Comments

How did "FYI from SRI" begin??
 
In 1993, the SRI-Kelowna plant had been building homes for just over a year and it was decided that a Dealer Newsletter was in order.  To stimulate interest, a contest was established to name the newsletter.  Cathy Corbin of Gordon’s Homes in Nanaimo, BC submitted the name “FYI from SRI” and won the contest.  Gordon’s Homes still sell SRI Homes and Cathy is still an owner at Gordon’s. 

So, our SRI Newsletter is now an SRI Blog, but the name remains just like many of the SRI Dealers and SRI employees.  This company is known for its longevity.  In fact, our founding factory, SRI Homes – Estevan was established in 1978.  Our second factory, SRI – Regent in Lethbridge joined the existing factory in 1985.  The newcomer, SRI – Kelowna began building homes in 1992, and now the newcomer has 20 years of building experience!

New Website for Winfield Home Systems.

Monday, February 6, 2012 0 Comments

Winfield Home Systems has a new and improved website.

Check it out at www.winfieldhomes.ca