Photo Tour of the
Quick and Easy
Shell Assembly Process
One of the most outstanding features of our building system is the savings in labor time and costs in the building process.
Quick assembly also means additional savings on extra rent, mortgage and/or land payments, which can really add up during a long, conventional building process while waiting for your new home to be ready.
One-day shell assembly offers another significant contribution to the finished look and quality of your home:
By making your home weather-tight on one clear day, you minimize or avoid the problems of water (rain) and weather damage to your beautiful woods.
Your new home is one of lasting beauty and quality furniture-grade craftsmanship.
Our homes have such a solid, elegant look, that even when we try to explain how quickly they are assembled, we find many people still have trouble imagining it, until they observe it!
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is a quick look at the process, and the one-day assembly of our Hale home shells:
(Photos will enlarge for a more detailed view, if you click on them.)
Step 1. After we've helped you finalize your design choices, we custom-build your panelized building system, according to your MFH architectural plans, here in our Big Island production facility.
While we are constructing your building components, you or your builder prepare your foundation, either concrete slab or post and pier type.
Then your building components are loaded into a shipping container at our manufacturing facility - to be sent to your building site.
Step 2. Wall Assembly (morning) -- Each wall panel goes up in just a few minutes...
In about an hour you've completed your entire wall assembly!
Hurricane hardware is installed, adding extra hidden structural strength.
and slide them up into place!
Step 4. Apply the included roofing underlayment, and your new Hale is weather tight!
How Long does it take to Assemble?
Each Hale-6, Hale-8 or Hale-12 goes up in just one day.
For larger combination homes, allow one day
If you have any rectangular room connection sections, the wall panels will come pre-made for you; add one to two days for the on-site framing of the roof sections for each of those.
If you have any radiating covered Lanai or room expansion areas, you will add them next (onsite framing and sheathing)...
All our packages come with a helpful Assembly Manual, which guides you (and/or your builder) through the preparation and assembly process.
And we are always happy to meet with you and/or your builder, to provide you with tips and suggestions to help make your building project an even more efficient and rewarding experience.
Our "Mahalo" goes to Paul and Hiromi Daniels (currently of Japan) who made a detailed Photo Journal Gallery of their summer 2003 Hawaii Hale-8 building project.
Here are just a few of their many assembly photos:
#2 Hurricane Ties:
#3 Roof Panels:
(click on any of them that you would like to enlarge)
To view the rest of the Daniels' Hawaii assembly process at their online photo gallery,
you can click here:
Click here to see a slide show of a new 2-story Multi-Facetted home under construction in Discovery Harbor.
Interested in seeing a few more progress
Just click here.
Last modified on 03/13/2021.