Within every industry, myths will be told, and this includes modular buildings, however, some are more believing than others. Here, we’ve highlighted some of the misconceptions people have when it comes to modular construction, in order to set them straight.
Myth 1: Modular Construction Doesn’t Save Time
A lot of people believe that, because modular buildings are constructed in a factory and get shipped to a client’s location before being assembled, modular construction is a long process. In fact, the opposite is true.
Modular buildings can reduce construction time by a huge amount. Any work at the factory is undertaken at the same time as site work, which means that nobody is left waiting around for the foundations to be laid. It’s also worth considering that, with factory work, there are no weather-related delays. All in all, modular buildings can actually save you a great deal of time and effort.
Myth 2: They Are Bad For the Environment
Modular construction is, in fact, much better for the environment than some other construction methods. With less space needed when it comes to on-site assembly and less construction supplies required, it results in reduced local waste and a smaller impact on the environment. It’s also worth bearing in mind that modular buildings can be refurbished, reconfigured or even relocated, making them suitable for future use, all of which saves on materials in the long run.
Myth 3: Modular Buildings Are Only Useful for Temporary Housing
Nothing could be further from the truth. Modular buildings are ideal for companies of all shapes and sizes and can be used in many different ways.
For example, they’re perfect for the education industry. If your school or college has construction planned, modular buildings allow you to quickly adjust and house students temporarily. Ultimately, if businesses and organisations require something permanent, temporary, or both, modular buildings can provide the perfect solution.
To find out more information about how modular buildings can benefit you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Excel Modular Buildings and speak to one of our friendly team members today.
Posted on 29th Dec 2017 10:54:58 by Micheala.Martin
When it comes to performing well on the field, state-of-the-art facilities make all the difference. Despite this, many sports clubhouses are sorely lacking in even basic heating, changing rooms, power or running water.
The question remains: why are so many organisations settling for second-best when they could be in the premier league as far as facilities are concerned, with an environmentally-friendly sports clubhouse? With starting prices for modular building sales at their lowest ever, there’s never been a better time to consider going modular.
Modern Modular Facilities
Modular construction techniques have come on a long way in recent years, and today’s modular clubhouses offer everything a sporting organisation could possibly want. Some of the most popular features requested by sports clubs who opt for a modular building include:
• Changing rooms
• Locker rooms
• Solar power capability
• IT connectivity/broadband
• Laundry connectivity
The real beauty of a modular building is that it is fully customisable and can be created precisely to specification. While not all clubs will want all of the features mentioned above, some may want all of them and more. By working with clients every step of the way during the design and construction process, Excel Modular’s clubhouses and cabins are unique to every single project.
Energy Efficient Modular Buildings
The cost of heating a building in the winter months is often known to be a drain on the budget, particularly for grass-roots sports clubs who don’t have much in the way of funding to begin with – but that’s where modular buildings come in.
Modular sports club houses are designed with heat retention in mind, using specially engineered materials and structural systems that are pre-insulated. These sustainable materials are very easily maintained at little cost, and are designed to take everything the UK climate can throw at them.
With optional solar panels, electricity costs can be kept low, and some organisations even manage to generate money by selling excess electricity back to the national grid – a viable proposition for clubhouses which are only used during the weekend, for example.
At Excel Modular Buildings, we provide modular solutions for a variety of uses across a gamut of industries. For more information on what we supply or what we do, simply get in touch on 01482 488664 and our team will be happy to provide you with the information you require.
Posted on 18th Dec 2017 10:22:01 by Micheala.Martin
Here at Excel Modular, helping businesses to improve their on-site security is one of our specialisms. Offering temporary site accommodation that’s intended to keep your goods and property safe, we know just how to deter would-be criminals from taking what is yours and causing damage.
That’s why we’ve written this article to share what we know. If you’re looking for ways to reduce the risks and stay safe, here’s what we suggest…
1. Install CCTV
One of the simplest and most effective ways to discourage criminals from breaking into your premises and taking what they wish is to show them that the risk of being caught far outweighs the potential reward, which is why installing CCTV is so helpful. The thought of being caught on camera will deter most potential perpetrators, making it well worth the cost of installation.
2. Erect Signs
It’s not enough to have CCTV – burglars also need to know that it’s there in order for it to be effective. This is why we suggest erecting signs to inform them of its presence. True or not, you might also wish to put up other warnings stating that there are guard dogs on-site or security staff present (whether or not this is true), as well as messages informing them that no goods or valuables are left behind at the end of your working day. If the reward is too small to justify the risk, this is an effective deterrent all by itself.
3. Use Anti-Vandal Cabins
As we’ve already mentioned, one of the best ways to put off potential perpetrators is by convincing them that the risk of breaking into your property outweighs the reward, so the harder you can make it enter your accommodation, the better. This is something that we can help you with. Offering specially created anti-vandal cabins, we can deliver heavy duty doors and window shutters to make forced entry near on impossible so that any equipment or tools you store inside of them will still be exactly where you left them morning.
To learn more about our products and how they could help you, contact us today.
Posted on 15th Dec 2017 11:27:05 by Micheala.Martin