Experts in modular construction, Algesco, formerly Elliott, share thoughts on benefits of modular building.
"Modular is different from traditional building...
*'Modular construction is a term that describes a range of non-traditional
construction. The main difference between modular construction and
traditional construction is that modular buildings are constructed
off-site. This means constructing components of a building in a different
location to where the building will eventually be erected. Modules can
either be built in factory controlled settings then transported onto site
and craned into position to form whole buildings, or they come in almost
‘flat pack’ form. With this ‘flat pack’ form, the components are
transported like this for efficiency and then put together on site. Either
way, modular buildings can vary from just being basic storage units with
shelving, to fully fitted restaurants, nurseries or living accommodation.
It is almost like Lego in that they can be low-rise one storey buildings or
you can keep putting pieces together to create virtually unlimited floor
*Aside from the actual construction of buildings, the hiring solutions
available with modular buildings also makes modular construction differ
from traditional construction. This is an increasingly popular way to meet
people’s building and accommodation needs as in such a fast-moving and
unpredictable world, the flexibility offered by hiring solutions is
unmatched. Hiring solutions are able to offer you temporary building
solutions to accommodate for from two to 1000+ people, but also mean you
don’t have to worry about maintenance or disposal costs.
For example, this kind of solution is especially beneficial for long-term construction sites
as modular buildings can provide temporary office space. Elliot worked on The Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm project, providing them with two modular buildings for office
facilities for the contractor crews. Being that the project was in a remote
location, it was important to ensure high quality welfare and modular
office spaces were available to the contractors for the 260 week lease.''
Algeco (formerly known as Elliott) is a market-leading supplier of portable and modular buildings across the UK and Europe, offering your organisation the perfect space to work, learn or live. From single portable buildings to stylish and inspiring multi-storey design and build structures, our temporary and permanent modular building solutions are constructed off-site in quality-controlled environments to the highest standards before being fully fitted and delivered to your exact requirements.