Modular buildings are increasingly popular because of their affordability and the rapidly changing trends in architecture. Modular construction is a technique of building in which components or units are assembled in a factory and then delivered to the site for assembly. These prefabricated structures are made from standardised parts and are built like a puzzle.
Modular construction is a reliable and cost-effective way to build environmentally responsible structures and reduce material needs. In Shropshire, England, the Iron Bridge was a modular build in 1779. The Statue of Liberty in New York City is modular and built from 1884 to 1886. The earliest example of a modular home was designed by Henry Manning in 1837 and was then transported to Australia.
1 – Quality of build
Our modular buildings are made from only the highest quality, modern-day materials. We take advantage of state of the art techniques from the construction industry to provide quality products. These buildings have water and airtight structures; thermal and acoustic insulation. It is important to be environmentally aware, so we ensure environmentally-efficient heating and lighting; quality windows and doors. In addition, our buildings are fitted with attractive interiors fitted-out to your specification, external claddings and finishes, and even exterior hard and soft landscaping.
2 – Will the building look ugly?
Modular buildings are a great way to project a sense of innovation and modernity. There is unlimited potential for design, as modular buildings can be customised and made anew, so we can reuse them repeatedly without looking rundown.
The key to modular buildings is design. Gone are the days of modular buildings resembling a storage container. Instead, the exterior of a modular building can resemble that of a traditionally built permanent structure. In addition, modular buildings have the correct finishes and landscaping to fit seamlessly with your brand.
3 – How do we finance a modular building?
The building sector is still very much in the grip of recession. However, the days of finance providers being ‘wary’ of anything which strays even slightly from traditional construction are thankfully over. According to a new report, modular buildings have become mainstream in many countries. The customers often arrange finance through their existing relationships.
4 – How do Planning & Building Regulations work?
Most modular buildings are constructed in a factory and then transported to their final destination. Therefore, they need to meet the same Planning and Building Regulations as any traditionally made building. Planning is an essential aspect of the construction process. It can be challenging to plan site layouts and budgets in various locations. However, your site and the local planning environment will dictate your planning challenges.
We often get customers to raise the following points with us. However, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other concerns that have not been covered or would like to explore different modular construction options.