Why Modular Buildings Are An Eco-Friendly Option

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Modular buildings are an ideal solution for businesses and organisations who want to expand their facilities with minimal disruption to daily operations. They are cost-effective with fast delivery times, and can be put to a wide range of uses, from classrooms to shops and marketing suites.

When compared with traditional bricks and mortar methods of construction, modular buildings are also a far more environmentally friendly alternative. Here are some of the advantages.

Modular buildings are energy efficient

Prefabricated buildings are no longer the crudely designed structures of the post-war era. They are manufactured to the highest modern standards of energy efficiency and are designed to be airtight.

This means that they are easy to heat and are well sealed to help retain warmth so less energy is required, saving on fuel bills and lowering the carbon footprint of the building. It is also easy to fit other energy saving features such as double glazing, solar panels and thermal insulation.

Modular buildings minimise waste

The manufacturing of modular buildings takes place in a purpose-built factory and they are precisely designed to minimise waste of materials. Any unused products are recycled or repurposed. In contrast, traditional on site construction methods often result in a high percentage of wasted materials due to spoilage and weather damage.

Furthermore, because the manufacturing of modular buildings takes place in a factory, all the components and materials remain dry throughout the process. This avoids the problem of damp setting in, which can happen during the prolonged on-site construction process, resulting in a new building that already has issues with condensation and mould.

Modular building construction requires less transport

The off-site manufacturing process means that far fewer vehicle movements are required compared to on-site construction. On a traditional building site, multiple deliveries are required throughout the process, which can last for weeks or even months.

Bulky materials such as timber, bricks, cement, and support beams all mean several HGV vehicles will cause air pollution and congestion around the site at regular intervals.

The machinery and equipment required during the build, such as cranes, bulldozers. Trenchers, and cement mixers will also need to be delivered and will be frequently in action, churning out carbon emissions and creating noise and dust pollution.

Modular buildings reduce build time by up to 60%

When compared to traditional methods of construction, modular buildings reduce the build time by up to 60%. This results in a far lower carbon footprint with up to 70% less energy consumption. They require fewer resources to manufacture and install, and are more energy efficient to maintain.

Modular buildings are reusable

Modular buildings are endlessly adaptable, and can be sold or refurbished to suit changing needs. They can also be easily relocated, extended with side additions or upper storeys, or downsized.

This is a far more sustainable approach to facilities management for businesses than traditional brick and mortar buildings, which are far more costly and time consuming to sell, repurpose or extend.

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