Building yourself or buying a ready-made mobile home deck?

Once you have installed your mobile home, you want to add a terrace as soon as possible. However, when the budget allocated to this project is limited, we seriously think about building this space ourselves rather than opting for ready-to-assemble models. What is the best choice ?

The self-construction of a mobile home terrace

Today, many individuals equip themselves with a mobile home terrace, to have an additional room. In order to respect a limited budget, they are moving towards self-construction, the least expensive solution when you know that using the skills and services of a professional can be very expensive, what is more, if the site has not yet been prepared to accommodate this construction, basic earthworks will still be required. Even if the terrace of a mobile home does not need solid foundations, you will still need to have knowledge of construction and masonry, without having to resort to a navvy. Depending on the nature of your land, you will have to level it so that the stability and solidity of the terrace are ensured, thus limiting the risk of collapse.

In addition, you will also have to free up time to take care of the administrative procedures and formalities. This is why, weighing the pros and cons, building your own terrace is not such a good idea, insofar as there are too many constraints and imperatives to respect. Not to mention the price of materials and the cost of the work as well as the unforeseen expenses that will inevitably be added. Moreover, some people have no other option but to postpone the construction of their terrace if they do not have the necessary budget and time.

A complete terrace

Of course, concrete paving is ideal for a terrace. However, if this support is both easy and very quick to implement, it is not suitable for mobile homes which, as their name suggests, are not intended to be fixed. Otherwise, the probably most interesting alternative is to order a mobile home terrace ready to be installed.

How it works ? Simple, semi-covered, podium or fully covered, all you have to do is precisely define the characteristics of your future terrace and you will be delivered directly to your home. Then all you have to do is take care of setting it up. Better, some manufacturers even offer to take care of the installation, in case you can’t take care of it.

And for those who love wood, this material as noble as it is elegant, it is today the most used in the manufacture of these terraces, more particularly pine. This species actually has a very good reputation for resisting climatic variations. However, nothing beats wood that has undergone an autoclave treatment, in compliance with the standards in force (see our post on wooden or composite decking). Finally, do not hesitate to favor products made in France which is a little extra, a guarantee of quality!

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