Construct an addition to your double wide mobile home

Mobile homes are typically built as complete units and not designed for structural alterations but if you want to construct an addition, you should use care in building onto the home.

The garages are essentially self-supporting, with their own foundation, and use an existing doorway into the home. All of the garage wiring is also completely separate from the home.  You also might run into local building codes concerning such an addition. Check with your local building department to make sure that it is approved in your area.

Double-wide mobile homes can be really enhanced by building an addition. This may seem like a tough task, but it is not essentially beyond your ability. By going on carefully and with a solid plan in mind, you can add to the dimensions of your double wide mobile home, freeing up room for more activities. Many additions end up only providing extra storage room. However, you can truly increase your home by building a sound and intelligent area that takes advantage of the preexisting double-wide structure. The growth can be perfect to accommodate more family members, or simply to add a place for recreational uses. Here are few instructions that you should keep in mind before constructing addition to you double wide mobile homes:

Things Required

Lumber, Plywood, Hammer, Nails, Drill, Screwdriver, Ladder, Quick-Drying concrete, Post-hole diggers, and Electric saw

Build a Foundation

Build a foundation for the additional construction by sinking post holes with a post-hole digger. These holes should be approximately 18 inches deep. Make certain that the sides of the holes are well diged up and you can place the posts firmly in the ground. enclose the post holes with quick-drying concrete and hold in place at a 90-degree angle to the ground until the concrete has completely set

Saw the Posts Off

Saw the posts off so that once a deck is built the floor will be level with the mobile home where the door enters into the additional construction. This is a vital step, in that it decided how seamless the transition from the double-wide to the addition will be.

Complete the flooring system by nailing studs

Complete the flooring system for the additional construction by nailing studs in a rectangular framing pattern, placing each of the studs in the system approximately 36 inches apart. These underlying beams will provide the strength for the flooring.

Nail Plywood for Solid Base

Nail plywood onto the floor system to provide a solid base. This flooring panel is the substratum for whatever finished flooring you intend to install, anything from tile to laminate.

Raise Vertical Stud from Decking

Raise vertical studs from the decking to provide a wall system for the addition. Studs should be no more than 48 inches apart.

Nail Down Crowning Stud

Nail down a horizontally laid crowning stud. This piece will close off the wall section and provide a base for the roofing system.

Build Flat Roof

Build a flat roof, using joists spaced every 48 inches, so that they match up with the studs in the wall system. Construct the roof itself by using plywood, roofing paper and shingles to complete the additions weatherproofing

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