History Of Modular Buildings
Modular building methods have been featured all the way through history, dating back to Roman times.
Pioneer Of Modular Construction
In 1854 Florence Nightingale wrote a letter to The Times, reporting on the dire conditions faced by the military who were fighting in the Crimea war. This led to the War Department of the British Government in 1855 setting Isambard Kingdom Brunel the task of designing and creating a modular hospital.
Brunel designed, oversaw the manufacture process and all of the internal arrangements and within 5 months, the modular hospital was sent and erected at Renkioi.
Today, modular buildings are used across the private and public sector and thanks to the innovations in off-site technology over the past fifty years, designed for a whole host of purposes.
The full specification of the building is developed from the initial consultation and progressed post order through our specialist fast tracked design stages. This ensures clients enjoy the benefits of a building tailor made to suit them in all aspects from internal design to external aesthetics.
The Way Forward
The modular industry is leading the way forward with innovative client solutions, not only in the aesthetics of the exterior design but with using sustainable materials and components and the ability to be able to include green heating and ventilation as part of the build process.
Any rainscreen cladding of choice can be applied to modular buildings, enabling them to blend seamlessly with existing buildings, or contrast with an attractive modern style.
The lifespan of permanent modular buildings is now equal to other types of construction with a 60 year structural design life.