Modular buildings are becoming a more common sight nowadays, not just in the United Kingdom, but in other parts of the world. And while some may still have the impression or idea that modular buildings are unattractive, temporary structures that are only suitable for construction sites or inexpensive housing sites, the concept of the modular structure or building is already changing. This is thanks in part to companies that specialize in modular buildings, making them more efficient, more attractive, and more feasible for permanent use. In fact, many homeowners and commercial property owners are opting for modular buildings or structures for building extensions, and there are now more new build properties that are made entirely of modular structures as well. Here are the top reasons why more people are opting for modular buildings today.
1. Less time to construct
Since modular buildings are made in a controlled site or facility, the construction time of these structures is much faster compared to traditional structures. You don’t even need an architect to have your modular building constructed – modular building specialists can draw up the perfect design for your needs, or they may already have existing designs which you can make use of with just a few key changes. With modular construction, you can eliminate site-related delays as well as bottlenecks in your construction project. As a matter of fact, modular construction can be as much as 60% faster than traditional construction. With a modular building or structure, you can also benefit from fewer changes (if any), earlier building occupancy, and better cash flow.
2. A modern, comfortable, and efficient structure
The modular building of today is not just a square block with basic facilities and amenities. Far from it. Modern modular structures can be quite comfortable and filled with modern conveniences such as insulation and heating, plumbing, electrical outlets, and other facilities based on what you require. Modular buildings and structures can even be finished internally and externally according to the design or style you want, be it brick or timber walls, carpeting, and so on. If you want to be more environmentally friendly, you can even have your modular building equipped with a rainwater harvesting system, ground- or air-source heat pumps, solar PV cells on the roof, a turf roof, and more.
3. No more delays
With traditional construction, delays are often inherent. Not so with modular construction, since the modular structure or building is manufactured in a factory or plant where changes in weather patterns or temperature will not affect the building process in any way. You can set a schedule and timeframe and stick to it. This is why modular buildings are the preferred structures for projects with time constraints. You can prepare the site itself while the modular structure is being manufactured, and you can move into your new structure in the quickest possible time.
4. Savings on expense
Of course, the overall cost of your modular building will depend on your requirements, but in general, with a modular building, you will be able to save on your expenses. You can benefit from other savings, besides – and this includes savings on labor and the cost of materials. Since the structure is constructed off-site, you can optimize your on-site labor efforts while minimizing waste and material purchases at the same time. You also have the choice to recycle your modular structure if you would like to do it in the future; alternatively, you have the option to relocate it to another area as well.