You may be thinking of renting a space before making the commitment to buying a shipping container or unit. Renting gives you the chance to test out the different features such as cost and dimensions whilst the space is in use. You may find that you could benefit from a change in size, shape or structure, so that when you come to buying your container, you can tailor it more to your needs.
Renting a container will have positive effects on the environment, there’s no doubt. Having a huge chunk of steel taking up space and using energy is much less eco-friendly than hiring a container only when you need it. Even though containers are eco-friendly anyway due to the efficient methods in construction, hiring one can only maximise its eco-advantages.
Another major factor that investors can rely on is the fact that hiring a container will be the most cost-effective option. Even though buying a container will be a sound investment for more permanent projects, hiring can avoid you parting with one substantial payment, and instead allow you to pay smaller amounts in instalments.
Another advantage which also spreads the environmentally friendly message is the fact that containers are re-usable. Once your use for a container is complete, it can be re-furbished for other projects and building uses with no materials going to waste.
In traditional construction, buildings have to be demolished if new dimensions or extensions were required which can result in a lot of waste, whereas modular buildings can be modified as necessary.
At Excel Modular we provide more basic unit builds or system modular buildings for more advanced projects; with a number of different features available, modular buildings can be used for a multitude of industries. For any enquiries into our services, feel free to contact us at 01482 488 664 for more information, otherwise you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Posted on 9th Feb 2016 20:29:23 by surrect.media
In reality, we’ve been utilising the concept of modular building since we were kids in the classroom, upgrading monster trucks to Transformer standards and adding to skyscrapers until they were piercing the clouds.
You would think with the amount of times we’d trod on these innovative building blocks of life barefoot that we’d have thought of picking them up and making something of them sooner.
It’s only just recently that the idea of modular construction has clicked and is now connecting all kinds of different trades. The gadget industry has been the latest to discover its benefits, from mobile phones to watches, headphones and desktops, the latest in modern technology are jumping on the bandwagon as master builders of modular construction.
Like Lego, part of the fun is adding to your collection. With modular technology, the idea of an upgrade no longer means getting rid of your old toys to make room for expensive new ones. Companies such as Phonebloks, founded by Dave Hakkens, are working towards producing a more eco-friendly and cost efficient mobile phone having designed several concepts for modular devices.
One concept which is in development is the ZTE ECO-MOBIUS which one can upgrade with the use of different detachable modules. This innovative design avoids the build up of e-waste – instead of purchasing of a whole new device one can simply upgrade a single part.
Worldwide, we’re generating up to 50 million tons of e-waste a year, with only a small percentage of our old electronics being recycled. This means that toxic chemicals such as Coltan and Mercury contained in these devices are polluting the environment at the rapid rate at which they’re being tipped into landfills.
Suddenly, the latest and greatest in technology isn’t about the latest in touch technology or voice control but the advancements that we can and must make to build a better world, and this is the foundation on which modular construction is built.
At Excel Modular Building, we want to implement this kind of change in the construction industry and to spread the eco-message. We use solar panels in our buildings to generate electricity, install energy efficient windows and we make resourceful use of materials to ensure we produce as little waste as possible. To find out more about the benefits, from energy efficiency to substantial savings, which can be made with the construction of our modular buildings, contact us at 01482 48866.
Posted on 9th Feb 2016 20:23:22 by surrect.media