Page 6: Modular building expertise
In modular construction, buildings are manufactured and fitted-out in a controlled factory environment. In the meantime, the foundations are being prepared on-site. The customer's modules are then taken to the site and craned into position and linked together. Architectural features (such as brick cladding to the outside of the building, a pitched roof, glazing, lifts or a stair tower) are added on-site.
The advantages of modular construction include:
- vastly reduced programme times
- significantly improved quality and reduced costs
- greater ability to customise the building
- minimised disruption during construction
- safer, quieter and cleaner work on site.
Clearly, modular building techniques offer many of the improvements that the Egan Report called for.
The Portakabin Group provides organisations with a fast, effective response to their building requirements and provides both building and room modules in a range of sizes to offer flexibility for building and design solutions.
For example, this system allows a building to be extended horizontally or vertically, to create multiple storey buildings, with little or no disruption to existing facilities. Internally, the modules can be adapted to match a range of specifications for open-plan or cellular offices, while externally, a wide choice of claddings, colours and treatments may be developed to fit in with other buildings or reflect a corporate style.