Modular Building Construction FAQs

Do I need planning permission for a modular construction?2021-12-12T14:18:04+00:00

Any building on site for more than 28 days will require planning permission. Modular buildings are classed the same as any other building.



What is the cost of modular build v’s traditional build?2021-12-12T14:16:58+00:00

Depending on the project and building use, modular building systems are normally more expensive that traditional build. Cost saving can be achieved with a faster overall project programme allowing a modular building project to be completed and operational before a traditional building.

What size of modules are available?2021-12-12T14:12:43+00:00

There are various module sizes available. The only limitations are the transportation of the modules from the factory to the final location.

What are the different types of modern methods of construction (MMC)?2021-12-12T14:12:43+00:00

The term MMC is widely used and includes a variety of building systems and construction methods. Modular, or volumetric, is the method where most of the construction including the internal finished is completed in a factory. A panelised system is where panels that form the walls roof and floor are manufactured in a factory and assembled on site. Other MMC methods include bathroom pods, mechanical and electrical systems and roof systems which are all pre or part constructed before being transported to site.

What are the benefits of a modular building system?2021-12-12T14:12:43+00:00

By manufacturing within a controlled environment a higher quality of finished product can be achieved. There is less waste produced during construction,  quality controls are easier to monitor and there is improved cost certainty.

The overall construction programme is reduced, minimising disruption at the site location and providing a faster return on investment.

What is a modular building system?2021-12-12T14:13:43+00:00

A modular building system is a building that is constructed in individual sections (modules) within a factory and transported to a site for installation. Most of the internal fit-out is completed in the factory reducing the construction time on site.

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