Frequently Asked Questions
A HybridCore Home results from “marrying” a Core with traditionally constructed builder-added areas. Specifically,
1. The Core is a stick-built structure that contains:
2. The builder-added areas connect with the Core. These include dry areas such as living rooms, bedrooms, garages, and patios.
Our manufacturer builds the Core in an off-site, indoor environment, according to our proprietary, patent-pending process that ensures unsurpassed quality and value. After the Core arrives at your construction site, your firm’s craftsmen traditionally construct the builder-added areas, connect them to the Core, finish the home, and prepare it for sale.
What is a HybridCore Home?
Not at all. A HybridCore Home has a precision-built construction component, the Core, assembled within a controlled environment using best construction practices for safety, energy efficiency, quality and
customer acceptance. Your firm finishes the balance of the home on-site using the complete plans provided by HybridCore Homes.
Is this a mobile, manufactured or modular home?
Yes. Although our standard features will satisfy most buyers, we do offer the ability to upgrade most materials and finishes.
Can I order a Core with options and upgrades?
Yes, we can make floor plan changes for a fee. Also, we can also provide custom floor plans for a fee.
Can I obtain floor plan changes, or can you develop my own floor plan?
• Wet areas like kitchen, bathrooms, and their fixtures, and
• Portions of the HVAC system, built-in appliances, plumbing, and the electrical sub panel and wiring.
Green Construction and Energy Savings
The Revolutionary Approach
Our Cores offer a number of “green” features, including
Ask one of our sales advisors for a full explanation of all our sustainability advantages.
Can I “build green?” What specifically is “green” about your Cores?
Because LEED Certification is site-determined, a HybridCore Home can be LEED Certified with the right site plan, if you choose to finish the home with that goal in mind.
Are HybridCore Homes LEED Certified?
Yes, provided your firm follows the EnergyStar guidelines.
Can I build an EnergyStar-rated home using a HybridCore?
Yes. A 1-year/10-year warranty is included.
Does the Core come with a warranty?
With a HybridCore your firm’s customer service and warranty program does not change. You’d follow your existing procedure for investigating the issue to
determine who is responsible. If the issue is within the Core, the manufacturer will either rectify the problem or reimburse your company for any pre-approved remedy. In case of a customer service emergency, the home owner would follow your emergency service procedure.
How do I take care of customer service and warranty calls?
Exactly the same ways as a conventionally built home.
How is a HybridCore Home appraised and financed?
Although the Core only takes less than two weeks to manufacture, the time necessary to complete the plans and to obtain local building department approvals determines the total time from order to delivery.
How long does it take to deliver a Core to my site?
Yes, but only a HybridCore Homes-certified contractor can build the home. Click here to find out more about HCH certified builders.
Can anybody order a HybridCore Home?
Yes. Ask a sales advisor for information about your area.
Can you ship a Core to areas other than California?
Absolutely yes. We build in top quality from the nation’s most trusted brands, like
• Frigidaire or Electolux appliances
• Johns Manville insulation
• Glidden Low-VOC paints.
Am I familiar with the companies that build your components?
Our experience has shown that it is best to have these items installed on site. However the cores do come with all the vents and ducting necessary so the connections are easy.
Is the furnace system and water heater included?
The Core arrives equipped with a sub panel. The wiring for the builder-added areas is marked,
and a junction boxes are included to simply add those rooms.
How does the electrical system tie in?
• Glidden Low-VOC paints which provide safer indoor air,
• Highly efficient manufacturing that generates less waste than traditional construction,
• Energy-efficient appliances along with water-saving plumbing fixtures,
• Safer insulation made from recycled content, and
• Fuel conservation from fewer craftsman driving to and from job sites.