Modular vs Traditional

The Advantages of Modular Building Design

For centuries, most buildings were constructed in a certain way, and this has long been considered the norm. This method persists even today, and is what is referred to as “Traditional Construction”. A traditional building is conventional, customary, and established. In recent years, however, a new form of construction has taken the industry by storm – “Modular Construction”.

Modular building construction has revolutionised how we construct buildings quickly and affordably, all while maintaining the highest quality standards. Attitudes are quickly changing as more and more people begin to realise the benefits of modular design.

But which is better? We explore modular vs traditional below. Alternatively, if you have any questions you’d like to ask a member of our team, call Modulek today on 01202 813 121.

Planning and Design

When considering modular vs traditional, it’s worth noting that during the early stages, both projects start off the same. There’s a planning and design phase followed by submitting a request for planning approval. The beauty of working with Modulek is that we understand planning approval requirements and will factor these into the design. Site preparation and development are also required for both modular and traditional structures.

From this point onwards, however, the two processes diverge and the benefits of modular vs traditional start to become apparent.

Traditional Construction

Traditional construction occurs in a series of stages which must be completed in sequence. It starts with laying the foundations, after which the walls are erected, and the roof is installed. Once the outer frame has been assembled, the interior is built, creating a basic starting point for the kitchen, toilet, bathroom, living space, etc. Next, a list of small issues is drawn up and addressed before finally signing off the building as completed.

Modular Construction

Modular building construction, on the other hand, detracts from this sequence somewhat. Construction usually begins on the building BEFORE the foundations have even been laid. At Modulek, we construct each Modulek System inside our purpose-built factory using precision techniques while adhering to strict quality control standards.

Everything is fitted and installed, from the interior fixtures to the electrics and plumbing. The building is fully assembled, after which a list of small issues is drawn up and addressed (as with traditional builds). We then arrange to have the building safely transported to your site where it’s lifted into position. All connections and utilities are hooked up and any additional features, such as car parks, can be added.

And that was a brief explanation of modular vs traditional. But what are the advantages of modular? The advantages are as follows:

  • Quicker Build Time
  • Can be More Affordable Than Traditional Construction
  • No Delays Due to Weather or Vandalism
  • Factory Conditions Mean Greater Quality Control
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Zero Noise Pollution as a Result of Construction
  • Modular Buildings are Cost-Effective to Run
  • Adaptable Construction

If you’d like to discuss the benefits of modular vs traditional in greater detail, you’re always welcome to give Modulek a call on 01202 813 121. Or, if you’d like to discuss your own project requirements, get in touch today.

The reasons why modular is better than traditional.

Value Statement

Integrity and Honesty – Our work is our commitment

Service – Dedicated personal attention, exceeding expectations

Quality – ‘Good enough’ is unacceptable, excellence is our standard

Health & Safety – Acting responsibly for the care of all

Teamwork – Pulling together to succeed

Optimism – ‘Can do’ attitude; we believe in achieving your wishes

Innovation – Introducing new concepts

Why Choose Modular Building Design Provided by Modulek?

Here at Modulek, we firmly believe that when it comes to modular vs traditional; modular is king. As a company, we continually deliver projects that exceed our customers’ expectations. Our value statement drives everything we do and reflects how we choose to interact with our customers. From conducting ourselves with integrity and honesty to upholding health and safety while providing impeccable service; we always go the extra mile.

We’re committed to revolutionising the modular building design industry. To that end, we seek to innovate through the introduction of new concepts. Our team bring a healthy dose of optimism to each project with a real ‘can do’ attitude for going above and beyond what the client expects of us. Each member of our team acts responsibly, respectfully, and demonstrates outstanding knowledge and skills.

Our mission is to set the pace for future modular building construction. To ensure that quality is never compromised in the pursuit of affordability. Rather, affordability is maxed while delivering exceptional results. No wonder so many people choose to turn to Modulek.

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