Eco Friendly Modular Buildings
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We want to ensure that your building project is as energy-efficient as possible throughout it’s lifecycle.
Sustainable by design
Modular buildings can be designed to be just as energy-efficient as their traditional counterparts – if not more so. Our team of expert designers work together with architects to select energy-efficient materials. We aim to minimise heat loss (engineering a better U-value) by using eco-friendly materials for the walls, floor and roof of our buildings.
We encourage many of our clients to choose sustainable systems for their modular buildings. Eco-friendly modular buildings can have significantly reduced running costs compared to traditional buildings thanks to the materials we use. We can also add green technologies that will help even further; energy-efficient glass, PV panels, ASHP space heating – the possibilities are endless!
Built off site
Compared to traditional building methods, modular construction requires less energy. Our buildings are manufactured off site in a specialist facility. Building in a controlled environment means that external factors are minimised. We’re not disrupted by weather and we don’t need to waste energy heating large areas. The construction process is more energy efficient and considerably quicker!
Our equipment and machinery does not need to be transported across the country – just the bare minimum required for installation, saving fuel costs and keeping our carbon footprint down.
We also reduce the amount of waste materials by building off site. Any surplus materials can be saved for the next project, reducing cost and waste!
Modular buildings are recyclable!
Perhaps the most eco-friendly aspect of modular building is that the buildings themselves can be repurposed and reused! We have a selection of refurbished modular buildings available in stock that can be purchased or hired on a long-term basis.
By repurposing and relocating our modular buildings we can reduce the amount of energy used (compared to constructing a brand-new building), materials used and the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Reduced energy consumption
Prefabrication techniques offer a low energy approach and fast track construction processes provide low energy consumption, both equating to minimised carbon emissions.
Reduced material waste
A controlled manufacturing environment results in both improved accuracy and optimised material procurement and usage.
Bulk materials are delivered to the manufacturing facility where they are stored in a protected environment safe from theft and exposure to the elements.
Reduced site disturbance
Further environmental benefits are realised on site through energy efficient construction, noise limitation and dramatically reduced vehicle movements.
Building modules are manufactured simultaneously to the completion of groundworks, thereby significantly reducing the build programme and the overall impact on a site environment.
Pre-assembly techniques minimise transportation whilst modular foundations reduce excavation works alongside the use of less construction related contaminants or wasteful materials.
Reduced vehicular movements
In addition to significantly reduced material deliveries to site, workforce travel between construction sites is also diminished by eliminating vehicular movements to and from project sites located substantial distances away.
Due to modular design technology, modifications to existing buildings are readily integrated with minimal disruption to adjacent buildings or surroundings.
Modules are designed to be be dismantled, relocated or recycled at any point. This approach is integral to the design process and enables buildings to have a light touch on the environment both during the construction phase and throughout their entire life cycle.
Improved air quality
Many of the indoor air quality issues identified in new construction projects result from high moisture levels in the building components. Because the modular structure is substantially completed in a factory-controlled setting using dry materials, potential issues associated with high levels of moisture being trapped in the new building are eliminated.