Modular buildings are all the rage and they’re helping us meet the rapidly evolving landscape of UK construction with flexible solutions. More businesses are opting for modular designs for their premises due to their lower costs, speed, efficiency and amazing flexibility.
Less ongoing costs
The money-saving aspects of modular buildings start immediately, as their construction is cheaper, quicker and more efficient than regular builds. Construction site clean-up, remediation and tear-down are reduced to virtually nil, as modular buildings from manufacturers like MTX Contracts are constructed off-site.
For businesses, this means that things can simply get rolling sooner and with less hassle. Unaffected by weather or other adverse environmental events, modular building choices mean less disruption, especially on building sites where people still need to travel to work. In the long run, this reduction in disruption will save time and money as businesses need not halt their normal tempo of work in order to make way for disruptive building projects.
Future expansion made easy
Modular buildings mean it is easier to prepare for a future of expansion. This is important for many organisations, including businesses, schools and health services. With modular buildings, the need to commit to a long-term structure and building plan is negated and instead, organisations can structure a building plan that is flexible and customisable to changing requirements and demands.
Whilst this benefits many construction projects, it especially benefits those which are expanding rapidly. Over time, the purpose and use of modular buildings can be changed, and not just slightly, but drastically. In schools, for example, a regular classroom could be transformed into a full feature laboratory. Enhanced flexibility means that there is less investment in dead-end projects, where buildings become surplus to requirement, too old-fashioned or are rendered otherwise not fit for purpose.
By adding and removing modules, organisations can be selective, enabling them to optimise their premises for specific purposes. Avoiding costs on unnecessary expansion is the biggest economic boon that modular buildings confer to businesses. Businesses can reap the rewards of flexible modular building option for years, and given that their lifespan is longer than brick and mortar buildings, they provide a solution which is flexible short term and long lasting in the longer term.
Tougher and longer lasting
Because modular buildings are inherently tough due to their strong steel frames and high-tech claddings, they will not be subject to the same sort of wear as traditional brick buildings, meaning that maintenance costs are vastly reduced. Their tough construction means that costs are averted long term, and costs like major renovation are all but eliminated completely.
The nature of modular buildings makes them particularly easy to maintain, as they’re built to one uniform high standard. Electricity and plumbing for modular buildings are easier to access and maintain as modular buildings are built with these amenities in mind at every stage. Rerouting wiring and plumbing systems is easier too in the event that a modular building needs to be adapted or changed. Overall, the toughness and durability of modular buildings assists businesses long term as there is less expenditure on all forms of maintenance.
Surviving the strains of the outside environment and interior activities, modular buildings are built to more testing criteria than traditional buildings. One way to save money long term as a business who needs infrastructure is ensuring your buildings function day in day out, it’s one less thing to think about and one less thing to spend money on.
More energy efficient
Modular buildings have tremendous energy efficiency which helps reduce outgoing costs on energy bills. With extensive insulation, modular buildings use insulative panels which perform highly when compared to the insulation found in brick constructions.
Modular buildings can also be tailored more specifically to their environment, meaning that those located in colder areas can be optimised for that climate with denser cladding and insulation whilst those located in warmer but wetter climates can be optimised more for water resistance. Due to the use of high-tech, higher performance materials, modular buildings can be kitted out with superior features whilst still remaining 10 – 20 per cent under the price of a classic brick building.
With great onus placed on green business operation and environmental friendliness, energy efficiency is important for both a business’ costs and its reputation. With aesthetically pleasing designs that are modern, sleek and stylish and great energy efficiency comes an enhanced business image that is indicative of environmental responsibility. With energy bills on the rise, this cannot be underestimated as a long-term benefit of modular buildings.