Modular construction has definitely gained traction over the years. The advantages are numerous, here’s our favourite 5!
Modular construction allows for modules to be constructed in a factory environment, meaning the site can be being prepared the same time as the home is being constructed, so by getting work done concurrently project time is halved.
Factory construction means your home is protected from theft of materials and vandalism, giving you great peace of mind, ensuring you don’t need to be constantly checking tradies are working and your site is clean and safe.
The factory setting of the modular building process is a more controlled environment than a conventional job site. These increased controls allow for better material planning, which reduces material surplus. You then have less storage cost and less material loss from damage or pilferage.
Because of the time you save from building without weather constraints and getting on-site and off-site work done simultaneously, you can also save on labour hours and manpower costs.
You can also save on costs involved when your project is in an area that’s hard to access, saving big dollars on costs for tradies to travel to remote areas day after day.
Quality modular construction is generally easier, since modules are constructed in climate-controlled facilities with precise equipment and methods. They’re built using plans with exact specifications on materials and building procedures, so the finished structure would be more consistent with the design you have in mind.
Modules are built to the same or higher level of quality, needing to be strong and durable for transport - compared to traditional buildings, modular structures go through more initial wear and tear from transport and craning onto the building’s foundations. With stronger modules, your home can have the same or even higher level of quality as site-built facilities.
Modular construction can significantly reduce the demand for raw materials and energy. Since most of the construction is done off-site, you also reduce impact on the site environment. With good planning, you can also decrease the amount of vehicles and equipment needed at the construction site.
Modular construction can also be safer for workers. With most of the building done indoors, there is less risk of accidents, environmental hazards, and other such liabilities.
Although modular buildings are not moveable, modules can be disassembled and relocated or remodelled for reuse. You can create a new building with less time and effort than if you were to construct afresh.
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