For many schools and education settings, the process of updating your current buildings to meet your requirements efficiently and with a low-cost outcome is an uphill struggle. With many school buildings created in the 70s, or even before, there’s a lot of room for ongoing issues or hidden problems that can be a headache for any school, especially where students and classes can be easily disrupted. There’s a lot to say for these old classrooms, which are steeped in years of history and teaching, but in many cases, are just not efficient - or green - enough for modern demands.
Modular buildings are everywhere you look - from construction sites to the healthcare industry, modular units provide a valuable low-cost and energy-efficient location with many different uses. Whereas the development or conversion of a classroom within an existing building may involve vast amounts of prep work, from asbestos testing through to complex planning around school holidays, modular units provide a resource that’s immediately suitable, flexible and modern to help your students continue their education in an appropriate setting.
Adaptable To Your Needs
One of the great advantages of going modular is how flexible the units are - providing you with a blank shell to stamp your school’s ideals and personality onto, from flexible learning classrooms through to mindfulness rooms and offices for staff and administration. With so much freedom, it’s easy to meet the exact educational needs of your pupils and provide additional resources and support with the extra money saved from choosing to not remodel internal structures.
Flexible Learning - Greener Outcome
Not only are modular buildings environmentally-friendly with the lack of building and upheaval required for installation, they’re also fully recyclable. To surpass your environmental commitments, choose used and recycled buildings that can be adapted to your needs rather than opting for a brand-new fabrication. This will save you time on installation and will give you more freedom to increase your facilities.
Interested in developing your education setting with our low-cost, reliable modular units? We’re just a phone call or email away. Contact us today and discover the freedom modular buildings can give your school.
Posted on 20th Sep 2017 09:22:52 by Micheala.Martin
If you are setting up a construction site in a remote area you may want to consider using modular building hire to provide temporary onsite accommodation for your workers. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of hiring portable buildings?
Advantages of Modular Building Hire for Construction Sites
Portable buildings are perfect for providing temporary accommodation for workers on remote construction sites. The buildings are totally lockable and secure and will withstand the onslaught of pretty much any extreme of weather, leaving your workforce safe and comfortable. Having all your workers living on site means that as a supervisor you won’t be worrying about guys arriving late or not at all for their shifts.
Sharing on-site accommodation is great for building camaraderie and morale too; a happy workforce means a more productive workforce, and that’s great news for your business. For longer term temporary contracts, hiring temporary accommodation can work out much more cost-effective than bussing workers to an out of town site every day. Portable buildings do not require a foundation, meaning that you can have one set up pretty much anywhere you need one on your site.
Disadvantages of Modular Building Hire for Construction Sites
Despite all of their advantages, there are a few cons attached to hiring portable modular buildings for your construction site. Because portable buildings do not require a foundation, they can sometimes be affected by the movement of the ground during freezes and subsequent thaws, or on sites where excavation and mining work is taking place. If the buildings settle or rock, the doors might not close properly, leaving the building insecure when it isn’t occupied.
Smaller buildings may need to be tied down to keep them in place if your construction site is in an area that is affected by very high winds. Tie down can be achieved by placing earth anchors around the building and your hire company will do this for you.
Portable modular building hire can be a very useful option if you want to provide temporary accommodation or storage space on your construction site. For more information and guidance on choosing the right portable hire building for your needs, contact our helpful team today.
Posted on 8th Sep 2017 14:22:59 by Micheala.Martin