No winter slowdown with a new build mini home

Living in the Maritimes, we all know only too well how nasty winter weather slows life down – and this is especially true when it comes to home building. However, if your new home is a Kent manufactured home, it doesn’t matter how cold it gets or how much snow falls, your new home will still be delivered on time.

This is because Kent homes are manufactured inside where it is warm and dry, in a climate-controlled environment. Unlike a site builder – where you have to wait for the ground to thaw, or nasty weather prevents people from being able to work safely – our homes aren’t subject to weather related setbacks and encumbrances.

The volume of homes produced in the Kent factory means that craftsmen and women work year round doing the one thing that they were trained in and do best – the window installers do nothing but install windows, the drywallers do nothing but drywalling, the cabinet makers are doing nothing but cabinetry. And they’re doing this inside– nobody is taking shortcuts because it is raining sideways or there’s a wind-chill of -30 and they just want to get home!

Throughout the home build process, each home passes quality checks before progressing to the next stage, and every part of the build is closely monitored. Buyers of new Kent mini homes are encouraged to visit the factory in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, to see how their home is progressing, and last year some of our happy customers (Paul and Cat ) did just that, and you can read all about it in this blog post.

Another Kent Home being built in the warm and dry!

Not having building materials getting wet or frozen offers mini homes a strong advantage over traditional stick built homes, as they aren’t susceptible to weather damage or the mould that can follow as a consequence. By the time your new home leaves the Kent factory, everything is sealed and weatherproof. Another advantage? We can install your new Kent home year round.

All of these things contribute to the fact that when you buy a new Kent mini home it is delivered on time, and on budget. With a site built home this is rarely the case, and you’re often told to budget for cost overruns of ten to 20 percent. That isn’t ever something you need to worry about when you buy a new Kent mini home from Havill’s.

PLEASE NOTE: The health and welfare of all our customers and staff remains our top priority, and we are being diligent with our sanitization protocols.  We are taking actions to limit contact with the public, while still being there for you, our customers. With this in mind, our office is closed to walk-ins, but operating on an appointment only basis. We ask that you arrive to your pre-booked appointment wearing a mask. Masks are mandatory for staff and clients during the entirety of the visit. We offer masks & gloves at our office. Plexiglass barriers have also been installed at all of the desks.  As always, if you or someone in your household is feeling unwell and/or showing symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you refrain from in-person appointments.   Please contact one of our Professional Home Consultants to schedule an in-person meeting. If you prefer, we do also offer virtual services for meetings, home showings and closings. All new inquiries are to be made via our office phone voicemail system (902)835-8388 or by email:   We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds, and are working on contingencies that will ensure that our clients may continue to be served during these uncertain times.   We thank you for your understanding and we hope you stay safe & healthy. We will get through this together!   Note: This information is current as of June 29th, 2021. 
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