For many people, modular buildings are just a temporary solution to get from A to B. From building site offices to temporary classrooms; there are dozens of ways that temporary modular buildings are utilised every day. If you’re looking for something a little more creative, opting for a permanent modular building that’s all your own could be the ideal solution. Here are some creative ways modular buildings can be used beyond the usual:


Summer Houses

Thanks to the sturdy, waterproof nature of modular buildings, they can be the ideal addition to a more extensive garden as an office or summer house. Simple to install and easy to customise with anything from metal roofing to hanging lights or a sliding door, you can recycle a modular building into something that can be used by the family for years to come. In fact, with a little bit of creative inspiration and some wood cladding, you can create something like this summer cottage by Danish architectural firm Lykke + Nielsen.

Vertical Greenhouses

For an even more dramatic transformation, and a few wooden palettes, a purchased modular building can become a fantastic way to both grow plants and store garden equipment, thanks to vertical ‘living walls’. With just a few power tools and some plants, you can create a living and breathing vertical garden area, with extra storage and shelving within. Sound unbelievable? This DIY by Decoist shows how it can be done.

Home Schooling and Nursery Classrooms

Modular buildings are already used across the UK as a solution to educational space, and a dedicated learning space at home can not only encourage those small brains, it can give them their own quiet, distraction-free area for self-taught learning. With all amenities, including water and electric, available for these modular buildings, creating a space for learning with chalkboard paint, shelving and working space would be a simple task. If you’re looking for some inspiration, Confessions of a Homeschooler shows precisely what you can do with some imagination and a trip to IKEA.

Feeling inspired? If you’re looking for modular building sales to adapt your modular project, then we can help. Contact us today for more information on the units we sell to help you make the best choice for your needs.