Hive Makes a B-Line Prefab for Calgary

While prefab home companies on the West Coast gather accolades and media for their efforts, there’s Hive Modular in Minneapolis doing some things that I think merit attention, too. The company has placed 21 completed prefab homes and is really popular with the fine citizens of Calgary, Alberta. Turns out this — the B-Line Medium 010 — is the sixth Calgary project for Hive Modular since entering the Canadian market in 2008. The two modules for this ultra-efficient home are scheduled to be set next Thursday, September 27, at about 9:00 am, if you want to see one of these homes come together.

When finished, B-Line Medium 010 will have an open layout on the ground level with the kitchen, living room, dining room, and a half bathroom, while the upper level will have three bedrooms and two bathrooms. That’s a total of about 2,075 square feet.

Some of the products used for this modular home include custom Plyboo cabinets, Hardie fiber cement exterior, Cambria countertops, Ames tile, Insteon lighting controls, and various fixtures from Grohe, Toto, and Kohler. There will also be no-VOC paints, skylights for natural lighting, and energy-efficient windows.

Hive Modular told me in an email that the modules ship for a price of about $160 per square foot. This isn’t the “turn-key” price, which would include excavation, foundation, utility hookups, etc, but it’s a ballpark worth noting. Plus, you’ll note below how complete these are when they leave the factory.

Again, if you’re in the area, the modules will be set at 1928 Broadview Road NW in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Thursday, September 27, 2012, starting at 9:00 am. After the home is buttoned up, I’ll try to source some completed photos to show you the final result.

[+] More about B-Line Medium 010 from Hive Modular.

Credits: Hive Modular.


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