Shipping Your Custom Home Package
February 16, 2021
shipping your custom home


When it comes to shipping your custom home many people ask how our process works.

The answer is simple, we can ship any home, anywhere. Let’s dive into it.

Shipping your home package with Linwood is designed to be an easy and streamlined process.

All of the Design and Material Packages are pre-cut, assembled and carefully organized at our head office in Delta, BC. Examined for quality, each package is reviewed to ensure the specifications match your order. Once they pass the final quality assessments they are then expertly loaded via forklift onto flatbed trucks or intermodal containers. To ensure quality every step of the way a photo library is generated. This photo library captures the journey from source lumber and plywood piles, to tagged and labelled finished goods being loaded into flatbed trucks or containers. 

Our home packages are unique in the sense that they are compact and very easy to ship by truck, train, barge or even aircraft. In our over 50 years of business, we have shipped everywhere from off-grid locations, different countries and busy city centers.

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House Kit Delivery Worldwide

We have delivered to all kinds of locations in the US and Canada as well as to over 26 different international destinations. A lot of our business is relatively close to major population areas but we are also specialists in delivering prefab homes to more remote regions. We work with you and your builder to make sure quality structural and exterior finishing materials are ready on-site and available when needed for construction.

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Method of Delivery

Delivery method is determined by geographic region, site accessibility and logistics requirements. The majority of shipments are delivered to building sites using flatbed trucks and/or intermodal containers.

In either case, our shippers are experts in loading to meet volume and weight constraints in order to prevent damage. Shipping long distance by container is popular, economical and an efficient choice when used in conjunction with our container sling and pull system for easy offloading. If trucks are used we make sure they are the right size to minimize your shipping costs.

Timing Your Shipment

The Linwood logistics team coordinates timing with you and your general contractor to determine the best delivery date. The shipment is usually timed to arrive on your job site after the foundation of the home is poured, stripped and backfilled. This allows the builder to place building materials as close to the foundation as possible to efficiently start construction.  

Shipping Costs

The Linwood package and consolidation (single source supply) allows our clients the ability to benefit directly on freight costs.

Linwood freight charges are the actual 3rd party cost with no mark-ups. Custom homes contain a lot of specialty items that are not readily available at local lumberyards. Our factory organized materials and consolidation process is less costly than having multiple trucks to safely transport the custom home. 

Shipping to more remote areas may also increase the cost, in rare cases, the homes have been shipped by helicopter to remote regions and in cases like that, the cost of the aircraft is substantially more than traditional shipping costs. Shipping costs are certainly something to factor into your initial budget when you are planning your new home.

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Unloading Your Home Package

Unloading the home package on-site is a delicate process and it must be done carefully by an experienced crew.

Depending on the build site and truck accessibility the process can take as little as 1-2 hours. 

Our materials are all clearly marked by area of use and loaded so that they can be easily sorted when they arrive at their destination. The material list serves as a reference to link materials required by section of house and physical lift number or package number containing required materials. 

As a result the builder quickly finds what is needed at each stage of construction. This saves a lot of time and also prevents mistakes by making sure the right material is used in the correct place.

Contact Us to Learn More

The best way to get more information about our house kits and shipping methods is to give us a call. The team at Linwood Homes would be happy to help answer your questions and give you more information about our process and potential shipping costs. Click the link to contact us.

Start Your Project With Linwood Homes

If you are interested in designing your dream home, we are just a phone call away. Connect with our team in a free consultation to discuss your project needs and goals. We are excited to work with you and look forward to hearing from you soon. Contact us or call 1-888-546-9663 to get started. You can also join our community on social media, follow Linwood Homes on Facebook and Instagram to see project updates, Q&A sessions and more.

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