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Modular Buildings Around The World

Modular buildings are automatically assumed to be unstylish, outdated, and dreary constructions stuck on the side of a traditional build....

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Modular buildings are automatically assumed to be unstylish, outdated, and dreary constructions stuck on the side of a traditional build. However, not many people realise that many of our modern-day skyscrapers and fashionably styled new builds are built from modular buildings, or affectionately known as shipping containers, as they resemble a shipping container from the outside.

Nakagin Capsule Tower, Japan – The Nakagin Capsule Tower in Japan is synonymous with a modular living culture. Many people know the “gimmick” in the east of pod hotels or very small apartments. However, this is a one-off or novel experience when the art of modular living has been in Japanese culture for generations. The Nakagin Capsule Tower comprises many small modular homes in a small space, stacked together to create a unique looking building. The outside of this building can give away the age, but the rooms are clean and modernised inside.

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B2, Brooklyn, USA – Structural engineering and the ability to precisely create modular containers in a factory offsite enabled the creation of this precisely shaped, triangular apartment complex. This building was originally an experiment to see if modular buildings could make a living in a big city more affordable and sustainable. It was created 18 months short of the average construction project for tower blocks. In addition, the apartments were priced below the market rate to achieve affordability, making B2 a blueprint for tackling overpricing in cities.

Updated: Construction Stops on the B2 BKLYN High-Rise at Atlantic Yards | Architect Magazine

Wuhan Hospital, China – When the Covid 19 virus hit, obviously Wuhan was hit first, and bad. China responded quickly and decided Wuhan needed a hospital building to address the natural disaster outbreak appropriately. They chose to use modular construction to create a fully functioning hospital and could do this in just ten days.

Wuhan Coronavirus: Inside New Hospital Panic-Built to Contain Outbreak

George Road, Croydon, UK – This residential complex is currently under construction and will be the world’s tallest modular building when completed. It is part of Croydon’s rejuvenation scheme, aiming to bring more revenue to the area and make it a more pleasant place to live and work. This has made the buildings exempt from the usual environmental impact assessment conducted on most structures, thanks to modular construction. In addition, by having the building segments created offsite and in a factory, they have minimised wastage and the disturbance caused by conventional buildings; these lower both the environmental impact and disruption to the surrounding areas.

George Street, Croydon - Tide Construction

Nest Toolkit, LA – This is another example of the modern and innovative way a modular building can improve and revolutionise the way we work, live, and think about buildings and construction regarding economics, environment, and social factors. A company in LA has been developing affordable prefabricated living units that can easily be rearranged and customised into different ways to fit the user’s needs. Providing affordable housing for the homeless helps them find social purpose and actively seek further aid to improve their situation, allowing them to integrate back into everyday society easier.

Brooks + Scarpa Design a Toolkit for Affordable Housing | ArchDaily

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The Benefits of Purchasing a Used Modular Building

You can save money by investing in a used modular building rather than a brand-new building. We’re always adding used...

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You can save money by investing in a used modular building rather than a brand-new building. We’re always adding used modular buildings to our stock, this is from external purchasing or buildings returning from their fixed hire agreements.

Some people may have some concerns when it comes to a building that has been in use, however at Portable Building Sales we can guarantee quality when it comes the buildings we stock. All our used modular buildings go through a rigorous testing and quality assurance process to ensure that they are watertight, structurally sound, and ready to perform for your business in the real world. For extra peace of mind, our used modular buildings come with a 12-month warranty which is valid for the date of installation.

You can browse our range of used modular buildings that we currently have in stock by clicking here. If you can’t find something to suit your business listed, we’re constantly receiving new used stock, so it is still worth getting in touch.  You can contact a member of our expert team on 01482 656590. Alternatively, you can fill out an enquiry form found at the top right of our website and we will be in touch.

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We Buy Surplus Modular Buildings

Do you no longer require the use of your modular building? Is it just sitting there gathering dust? Not to...

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Do you no longer require the use of your modular building? Is it just sitting there gathering dust? Not to worry, you can sell your building to Portable Building Sales to recoup some of the money from your investment.

At Portable Building Sales, we are always looking for high quality modular buildings of all sizes and styles to purchase. Selling your modular building has never been easier as we provide a hassle-free service and removal service which minimizes disruption to your business. Our expert team handle the disassembly, removal and transport of your building and ensure the job is completed in accordance to the latest H&S and CDM regulations.

When purchasing a modular building, we offer a free site visit and inspection. Once inspected and evaluated, we will then give you a no-obligation, guaranteed fixed price purchase offer. If you accept our offer – we will pay a deposit and then full payment will be made before removal.

If you are interested in benefiting from our modular building buying service, you can enquire today by calling our buying team on 01482 656590. Alternatively, you can fill out one of our enquiry forms with your details and a member of our team will contact you as soon as they can.

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What are Modular Buildings?

A modular building is a prefabricated building which is made up of individual repeated sections called modules. These modular components...

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A modular building is a prefabricated building which is made up of individual repeated sections called modules. These modular components are manufactured off site in factories and then assembled on site in a variety of arrangements.

Why are Modular Buildings Popular?

Modular buildings initially gained popularity after the second world war when there was a need for the rapid construction of buildings. This is due to the bomb-damaged buildings which needed to be replaced and to accommodate soldiers returning from war.

As of recent, the popularity of modular buildings has increased as with recognition that newer renditions of these buildings can be aesthetically pleasing and achieve a very high build quality which is long lasting, sustainable and that represents excellent value for money.

What are The Advantages of Modular Buildings?

There are many advantages of using modular construction over traditional building practice which include:

  • Increased speed of supply and installation
  • Reduced cost
  • Reduced time on site and disruption to site
  • Reduced labour costs
  • Potential to deconstruct for relocation, reuse or resale.

Modular at Portable Building Sales

At Portable Building Sales, we are proud to able to supply a wide range of new and used high quality modular buildings for sale and for hire.  With a huge range of sizes, styles and layouts available, we have a modular building to suit your business’ needs.

You can browse our collection of modular buildings by clicking here.

For professional help with finding the perfect building, call one of our experts today on 01482 656590 or email contact@portablebuildingsales.co.uk, and we’ll get back to you.

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