Modular building is one of Reds10’s main areas of expertise, but there is still a bit of confusion out there surrounding the process and how it works. Scores of people and organisations have been learning about the many advantages of modular building in the last few years and the practice is now taking off in a big way.
Here are five facts about modular building that will hopefully shed some light on how a modular building is put together, from start to finish.
Modular buildings are manufactured indoors before being transported to their site. Having a pre-existing production line makes the buildings incredibly cost effective, and it also means production doesn’t stop when the rain starts. Traditional building methods don’t enjoy the same element of control as modular, so they can often go over budget.
This production model also allows modular buildings to be constructed more cheaply in bulk, making it ideal for larger developments.
Made in sections
Because the sections of a modular building are made individually, they are easy to assemble on site. Once all the sections have been put together, the building is complete – but that’s not the end of the story.
Even after a modular building is up it can be modified relatively easily in comparison to traditional buildings. Extensions and downsizing can be achieved by simply adding or removing sections, making the buildings incredibly versatile.
Fits on a truck
Being built in sections also provides modular buildings with another advantage. All the different elements of the building can be packed flat, making them easy to transport to the site.
A whole building may fit on a single truck, greatly reducing the number of trips needed to and from the site. Traditional building sites are often teeming with vehicles delivering different materials and taking away waste, causing unnecessary harm to the environment.
While modular buildings can work extremely well as temporary structures, they are also highly durable and make sturdy permanent buildings. The construction process allows the sections to stand up to the strains of transportation, so modular buildings are often stronger than traditional buildings.
This gives modular buildings a wide range of uses, from military accommodation and temporary offices to more permanent schools and student flats.
All these benefits make modular buildings popular in areas that are remote or hard to reach. Because modular buildings require fewer journeys and can be put up quickly on site, they can be constructed easily in places where traditional building methods are inefficient.
Modular buildings have even been used in extreme environments like Antarctica, so there’s almost no limit to what you can achieve with this method of construction.
Hopefully this has shown you the main benefits of modular building and given you some ideas about how it might be useful for you. If you want to find out more about modular building and Reds10’s experience in the area, call the experienced team today.