Building homes and buildings using traditional methods is an ongoing challenge for many local authorities. That’s why growing numbers are turning to MMC (Modern Methods of Construction), or modular buildings, which speed up the building process and offer better quality.
Obviously, the main reason is speed. Modular construction projects can be completed up to 40% faster than conventionally built ones because most of the work can be done and approved offsite.
Clients can save themselves some money by employing an offsite construction business. There is less waste and delays, meaning the building is completed quicker. As a result, clients will notice a quick ROI because it’s home to tenants sooner than expected. Modular construction is a huge part of the UK building industry, and it allows for increased capacity and efficient use of these skilled trade staff. This means more work, more jobs and better value for money.
Government officials see MMC as a way to meet the 300,000 home building target over the next few years. The Housing minister favours Modern Methods of Construction, which could be more efficient than traditional methods. The new method would allow housebuilders to produce the same quality and volume of homes at a lower cost.
Ready for assembly
Modular construction means the building is constructed in a factory and then assembled on-site to reduce project time and cost. This is a highly efficient approach as all work happens in controlled conditions. You can save money and avoid wasting raw materials by manufacturing a building only when it’s needed. There won’t be any need to store the structure or have parts knocked around before use.
By the time they reach the site, modules are 70-80% complete – including the full fit-out of all the fixtures, fittings and building systems (MEP). This means that we’ve taken care of everything before it leaves our yard. The build can then progress smoothly because there’s no work to be done on-site.
All of our buildings are thoroughly inspected for quality, and we take some extra steps to make sure there are no errors. Quality is always being monitored and has to be approved by more than one person before it’s complete – the emphasis is on making sure everything is perfect.
This provides clients with a controllable budget and peace of mind – in advance. Changes can then be accommodated on the fly, and you can keep comprehensive tabs on all costs.
Key dates are highlighted in the calendar to indicate any updated deadlines. Keeping your project on time is our priority, and you can count on us to deliver it at the right time.
The people on our team are really enthusiastic, encouraging and supportive of each other. They work well together and have clearly defined roles within the company. At PF Modular, we know what it takes to get things done and we have experience with modern projects, including working with local authorities on schools and affordable community buildings.
Contact PF Modular today for more information.