When the Second World War came along, the UK were in desperate need of housing to replace the many that were damaged or destroyed. Modular buildings came to the rescue and factories pumped out the components to build these temporary accommodations. Yet, despite their temporariness, many people still live in them to this day.
However, modular buildings are no longer the poorly erected, rapidly built constructions of the post-war era. Today, modular buildings can be found everywhere in a wide variety of sizes and configurations and are used for a multitude of purposes. Often praised for their low cost and easy customisation, modular buildings have become a staple of the construction world.
Despite this, there are still misconceptions that permeate the air around modular buildings. Here are some of the most common of these misconceptions that we will put to bed:
1: Modular Buildings are Cheaper, Therefore Low Quality
There was a time when prefabricated buildings – the practice of assembling structural components in a factory – were of poor quality. For these reasons, some people have been led to believe that the modular buildings currently in construction are reminiscent of the low-quality structures from post-war times – a view reinforced by the low-cost of construction.
It’s important to remember that manufacturing and construction has come a long way. Regulations and the understanding of materials has evolved immensely in the last few decades. Modern day modular buildings are assembled in a factory under strict quality control measures, ensuring each element of the building is reliable. Low cost does not equal poor quality when it comes to modular buildings; you get the benefit of both.
2: Modular Buildings Look Boring
Another misconception that persists about modular buildings is that they look very dull, uninspiring, and are uniform blocky buildings. Whilst modular buildings can be constructed in a uniform way, having a design similar to what most people might imagine, the fact is that modular buildings on the whole are actually incredibly customisable.
Modular buildings provide a wide range of designs and floor plans. You can customise prefabricated buildings to match or fit with the style of your existing buildings. So, whilst some modular buildings could be considered boring, they definitely do not have to be designed that way.
3: Modular Buildings are not Built to Last
Despite the fact that modular buildings are made to be quick and easily built constructions, that does not mean that they are not built to last. In fact, modular buildings are worthwhile investments precisely due to their structural integrity. Modular buildings are also 100% recoverable, so they can be conveniently relocated to another site if needed.
At Excel Modular all of our modular buildings are certified by Constructionline and Acclaim Accreditation, so you can be assured that you will be getting quality constructions. Our modular buildings are quick to install and can be used for a number of applications such as offices, canteens, classrooms, dining rooms, health care premises and even day-care surgeries.
To find out more about what we supply, do not hesitate to contact our team, and we’ll be happy to assist you.