Those who think that modular construction is just a trend should think again. The thing is, modular construction has been in existence for decades, but it is only now that it is gaining new ground with builders and contractors, thanks to more advanced technology. Modular construction is now used in various sectors and is popular for building extensions and entire new-builds such as hospitals, schools, apartments, homes, retail shops, and commercial and industrial establishments. But why exactly is modular building construction a more common option? Here are the top four reasons why modular building construction is becoming more popular today.
- It makes for a shorter construction time
Anyone who has been involved in building and construction projects will admit that projects can take time. Even if you try your best to stick to a specific schedule, there are factors which can – and will – affect your project, such as adverse weather conditions, human errors or ignorance, a lack of materials, faulty materials, and more. But with modular building construction, each and every unit is made by the modular building provider in a controlled factory or facility, which reduces the time it takes to build the unit since everything is well-organised and the weather will not play a role in how fast the unit is assembled. Also, you can build the foundation and the unit at the same time, so this reduces the construction time of the project even further.
- A faster return on your investment
Since the time it takes to finish a project is shorter, you can benefit from a faster return on your investment. For instance, if you are planning to build an extension for a retail shop, store, or food establishment, you can make use of the new structure in a faster time, ensuring a quicker return on your investment. And if you are building flats or apartments for rent, the quicker turnaround time means the faster you will be able to rent out your units as well.
Experts on modular buildings will tell you that modular building construction can cut your costs by as much as 20 to 30%. So not only will this result in more significant savings since you don’t have a project which drags on for months, but it also leads to savings on labour since you don’t need as many labourers or workers on the site. The construction of the structure takes place in the factory, so it is done by factory workers rather than individual technicians and tradesmen such as electricians, carpenters, and plumbers. What’s more, typical designs can be readily provided by the modular building specialists, so you don’t have to worry about seeking additional help from an architect or another professional in regard to the building’s design and function.
- Weather conditions don’t make an impact
Modular buildings are made by specialists indoors – which means that the materials will be cleaner and will not be affected by the elements. This also means that you can embark on a construction and building project even in the dead of winter or the summer heat – it doesn’t matter which season it is because most of the work on the modular building is done indoors. Once the unit is finished, you can simply have it installed or erected on the site itself, which doesn’t take too much time, either.