Modular buildings offer many advantages over traditional construction and people are starting to take notice. The modular construction industry is exploding and increasing more buildings especially homes are being manufactured in factories and transported to the site as opposed to being built on site. Modular building companies Oxfordshire offer several advantages over traditional construction.
For example, theft and vandalism during construction are eliminated because the buildings are constructed in factories not on-site. Many modular buildings can be closed in and roofed over very quickly – often within one or two days. After these steps are completed, the house can be secured in the same manner as any other building.
This means modular buildings are not sitting ducks for vandals and thieves who pose a major threat to on-site construction these days. Buildings up to 1,200 square feet can be closed up in one day according to one manufacturer. According to one industry official, the same process on a traditionally built building would take up to ten days leaving it exposed to vandals and thieves. Closing up the new boiling quickly not only reduces vandalism and theft but it also means work on the inside of the home can begin immediately and is unaffected by the weather. Modular building services also produce significantly less waste.
Building one house at time can lead to a lot of expensive waste and scrap says a past president of the National Association of Home Manufacturers. He says the extra wood, nails, and leftover flooring and roofing materials are taken to the dump as trash which certainly doesn’t do anything to increase the value of the buildings but without question adds to the cost of building it.
Furthermore, lumber and other building materials stored outdoors can deteriorate or be ruined by inclement weather. Waste can be kept to a minimum with a factory house because each step of the construction has been planned in advance. The lumber and other materials are supplied in the exact quantities needed. There is no guesswork and as more and more modular buildings are constructed the process is further refined. Even is there is any building material left over, it can be used on a modular building being constructed in the same factory so none of it goes to waste.
When it comes to modular homes, most of these buildings are constructed to conform to Federal Housing Authority (FHA) standards…and that’s in addition to meeting state and regional building codes. That’s important because houses that meet these exacting standards are eligible for government insured mortgages through the FHA and VA which means a much broader base of buyers for these modular buildings. In addition, many private lenders use FHA standards as a basis for making loans which opens up further financing options for modular buildings.