Modular buildings are becoming increasingly popular, with some suggestions that modular buildings will be used in the future to redesign hotels. These types of buildings have a lot of benefits associated with them, but their applications are only limited, so it is important that you will be using modular buildings for the right applications.
The buildings that we provide are used in an array of industries and sectors, but one of the most important ones that we supply for is the educational sector. Schools like to use modular buildings as classrooms, but what are the considerations that you should think about when using modular buildings for classrooms?
What the Modular Building Will Look Like
Traditionally, modular buildings can look quite dull and, on some occasions, not very sturdy, which can be quite unfortunate within an education setting; children don’t want to learn in a dull environment, as they won’t want to pay any attention, and it can be quite dangerous is a learning environment isn’t very stable.
As such, it is important that, when you are deciding on a modular classroom, you consider what the finished product will look like. Some of the things that are common for a modular classroom to have are that it is:
In addition to this, a good modular classroom needs to have the right finishes; you don’t want to have a modular classroom that looks like it is completely separated from the rest of the school. The secret is that the modular classroom needs to integrate with the existing school buildings.
When You Want to Use the Modular Classroom
Installing modular buildings takes a lot of planning and consolidating with the school. The main reason why schools tend to install modular classrooms is because they want to avoid disruption during term time. The secret with modular buildings is that they are already premade, meaning that most of the daunting work is already complete!
With this, it means that you can install your modular classroom during the school holidays and then it will be ready for when the children come back to school. However, this doesn’t mean that you can simply purchase a modular building for your school and install it straight away; this will surely lead to complications and potential hazards.
When planning to install a modular classroom, make sure that you plan the installation thoroughly, especially since you will be installing a building in a very short space of time. So, make sure that you think of every single aspect of the installation process, from how long it takes to where the building will be placed.
Also, remember to get the necessary planning permission. There are some misconceptions flying around that you don’t need this type of building permission for a temporary structure, such as a modular classroom, but this isn’t always the case, so ensure that you have the necessary paperwork sorted before you go ahead with the installation plans.
Make Sure the Supplier Knows Exactly What You Want
This is one of the most important considerations when taking the installation of modular classrooms into account; if the supplier doesn’t know what you want or expect, then complications and mistakes will arise rapidly.
It is easy to rectify any mistakes that are made whilst installing this type of building, it is also inefficient and could potentially be dangerous within that particular setting. As such, explaining to your supplier your exact requirements is essential, which could possibly include how many modular buildings you want, the facilities that they will have, even down to what colour you want them to be.
One of the main benefits with regards to modular classrooms is that they are adaptable to any application; this means that, no matter what specification you require your modular buildings to have, they can be designed to fit your requirements exactly, which saves a lot of time and money compared to building a brick classroom.
Modular buildings are becoming incredibly popular in the education sector, as they are easy to maintain, easy to install, and they are relatively inexpensive to install and to keep in a good condition. They can also provide a safe and creative learning environment for your pupils, meaning that they will want to learn more in an environment where they are comfortable.
At Excel Modular, we specialise in providing dozens of modular buildings to an array of industries and sectors, including the educational sector. If you are interested in installing a modular classroom or you want to know more information about them, then please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 01482 488664, where one of our modular building specialists will be more than happy to help.
Posted on 23rd Jan 2017 14:33:33 by Micheala.Martin
Modular buildings are becoming more and more popular with many clients across the world. We’re seeing many more pop-up shops and businesses investing in modular buildings, choosing them over more conventional buildings.
But why? Why are modular buildings becoming the go-to for businesses? The main reason comes down to cost, and modular structures are much more cost effective than traditional builds.
With traditional builds, you’ll often see rows of skips lining the roadside as the building is completed. This is to house the waste produced by building these types of structure, which then has costs attributed the removal of the waste.
A modular building will only use materials that are needed – no more, no less. This means there’s far less waste involved in the building process. It’s also worth mentioning that most modular buildings are made from materials which are easily recyclable, making them even more cost effective, as once they are no longer needed, they can be recycled as appropriate, reducing demolition costs.
The building process is much shorter than standard conventional builds, meaning that you won’t need to pay out for extensive contractor work as the work can be completed quicker.
As you are essentially paying your contractor to both source the materials for your build and the manpower that they will need to complete the structure, it can often be difficult to see how your money is distributed when it comes to finding out the labour costs.
As modular buildings require less time to erect and don’t need much material to construct, it will take less manpower to create your building, meaning that the cost to build the structure will be less than a brick and mortar build.
As most estimations are based on cost per hour and it takes less time to build, you’re guaranteed to make some savings during the planning, manufacture and construction of your modular building
One of the main benefits of modular buildings is that they are usually created in bulk, bringing the cost per unit down drastically in comparison to traditional builds, which often require bespoke layouts.
If you don’t necessarily need a custom exterior or floorplan, using a modular build can bring many benefits. Although your building may be from the same batch of buildings as another, there are many different aspects which you can customise to make your build more unique.
It’s much easier to customise a modular build and keep the cost down than designing and sourcing bespoke materials or specific features for a brand-new build.
Even if you’re not bothered about the look outside of your modular building, you are able to customise the inside to look how you want it to on your own budget, so although you may choose to have the same exterior as another modular building, you can make the interior completely customised to your needs.
Whatever you need a modular building for, feel free to get in touch with us here at Excel Modular. We’ll be more than happy to help you find the perfect modular structure for your needs – and more importantly, help you save money!
Posted on 16th Jan 2017 14:24:46 by Micheala.Martin