20+ Years Experience
Specialist Modular Build
Having years of experience with modular construction and helping clients all across the UK, Modular Build has become one of the leading companies within the modular building industry throughout the UK.
With installers based throughout the UK we can offer competitive prices in July 2022 and are able to get costs to you very quickly.
We offer a number of great Modular Build services and are more than happy in assisting you on anything from price, to dimensions, to specification.
Modular Build is the leading installer of modular buildings in West Lothian, in the UK. Working nationwide, we’ve helped clients of all shapes and sizes bring to life their projects in a time-effective and cost-effective manner.
Our team in West Lothian have worked in the construction industry for many years, giving us vital knowledge on many aspects of modular construction. Therefore, we can assure clients that no task is too difficult to execute from helping clients with permanent modular construction and relocatable buildings.
When looking for a modular construction company, you will want to make sure that the business is fully qualified; luckily for you, you’ve just found that company.
We have trained our teams in West Lothian to follow the same building codes as a regular construction site, meaning the construction process is entirely safe and effective.
In addition, members of our teams are highly educated about modular construction. So, suppose you have any questions or queries about:
We are more than happier to give you the best answers possible!
Being the market leader in the modular buildings industry, we have completed thousands of jobs for clients all over the UK. As our company is large, we can take on any job regardless of location within the UK.
Not only are we nationwide, but our team have perfected the modular construction process so well; that we are one of the most time-effective modular buildings companies available.
Quality is assured as well, as we’ll examine the structural integrity of your project thoroughly, making sure that not only does its external aesthetics look great but that the building is as safe as possible.
Our brand reputation is set incredibly high by helping install hospital facilities and school classrooms to residential flats and homes in West Lothian, and unlike other construction companies, we want to maintain that!
The average cost for modular construction in West Lothian can range from £1,000 to £500,000.
The cost of our modular construction process depends on the specifications that have been provided to us. Total costs can vary depending on a wide array of different factors.
Different factors can influence the price of modular construction, and the list below should highlight what factors we consider to alter the price:
It’s important to keep in mind that this price can change depending on how many building materials are required for the job and the specifications of the installation.
Building materials used by us are made to meet the same architect specified materials standards as traditional buildings, making modular construction a cost-effective alternative to conventional structures.
Modular construction is a term used to describe a process in which a building undergoes off-site construction and uses the exact same building materials and designing to the same building codes as traditional construction.
West Lothian Buildings are produced in small parts, which a called ‘modules’. Doing this allows us to break the house down into deliverable module sections. Once all modules relocated have been accounted for, our team start the on-site built construction process. Every module is put together on-site, allowing the construction process to be much quicker and smarter than traditional builds.
Modular construction was introduced during the second world war, where rapid construction was required to help repair the damages caused by the bombings. After the world war, this construction method was so popular it became a mainstream service!
Modular construction offers a more eco-friendly way of construction compared to traditional construction. This is because modular buildings can be disassembled and the modules repurposed for a new use or relocated, hence why they are also known as relocatable buildings. Below is a quote for the UK group WRAP, which has stated:
“Prefabricated and modular components (e.g. pre-cast concrete beams, insulated wall panels, bathroom pods) reduce the amount of waste generated as they typically eliminate the most labour intensive (and wasteful) processes.”.
Modular Build offers two main modular construction services. From carrying out thousands of installations for both services, we have perfected our process for modular construction. Below, you can see a more in-depth look at both of these services and how you can choose the right one for you!
Permanent modular construction is a popular service we offer, which can be applicable in a wide range of different sectors, including the creation of housing and workplaces. These buildings are designed to stay in one location and not be moved around.
During a housing crisis, permanent modular construction offers a solution to this issue, as thousands of houses can be created quickly and meet the installation requirements of a traditionally constructed house.
If you’re looking to construct a building and want it to stay in a certain location, such as West Lothian, permanent modular construction is a great service to consider. It is considerably cheaper and more time-effective compared to traditional construction.
Temporary modular construction offers clients the chance to have a building constructed and installed anywhere without the risk of damaging the surrounding environment.
Schools, leisure facilities, and other structures in West Lothian have found this service useful as it allows the buildings to be located in places that may not usually accept them.
Something to remember for this service, temporary buildings can be installed onto a site for a set period of time and then relocated to another location once this deadline has passed. Using this method is great for the environment, as the buildings don’t go to waste but rather get repurposed by others who may need the building.
A Relocatable building is fantastic for those looking to erect a building to serve a function for a short time. It will save a lot of money and time than traditional building methods.
Understanding how the process of modular construction works is great to know.
Here is the Modular construction process:
Firstly, you (the client) explain your plans for your new building with our professionals. Through this stage, we will help you design your dream modular buildings and develop a plan together about when you would want this build completed.
This stage is vital as all built projects must be carefully planned and designed. Having a team of experts helping you will make this stage easier. Modular Build will also recommend certain features we believe would suit your building as a modular structure offers a lot of flexibility and innovation.
When you and our team are happy with the plan, we send the plans for your modular buildings to the local council. It’s important that all temporary and permanent modular buildings get planning permission granted.
Our team will deal with all building permissions and required applications, and we will make the process a lot smoother than other construction companies do.
Permissions will be acquired under the expectation that the modular structure will have the same assembly tolerances as traditionally constructed sites, which they do.
Once approval from the local council has been given, Modular Build will then go on to the site where the modular building will be installed and start to prepare the foundations. It’s important that these foundations are placed as the buildings will need a sturdy foundation to be placed on.
Two options of foundations are available, and our expert team will choose the foundation that is best suited for your modular building.
If you want your modular building in West Lothian to be permanent, this foundation is the one that will be commonly selected. Grade Foundations are created by pouring the foundation into the designated building perimeter.
For relocatable buildings made out of the same material and PMC structures, raised foundations are commonly chosen to be used.
This type of foundation is created using concrete piers or blocks, but cross-laminated timber can also be used for temporary structures.
As the foundations are prepared on the site, the modular units will start being constructed in a factory controlled environment.
The individual modules of the building are created on a controlled assembly line, which allows these modules to be made swiftly, which is why modular buildings are becoming so popular.
Teams of engineers are placed along the assembly line to carry out their specialities in one part of the process, ensuring a controlled environment is maintained.
Carrying out the construction in West Lothian in this method allows quality control, as the engineers inspect each module to make sure everything is perfect.
Modules will begin their construction as a simple modular frame and end with interior and exterior finishes. Once the module has made its way down the assembly line, it should be between 90-95% complete and ready to be relocated to the construction site for assembly.
At this point, various parts of the final structure will be created, including:
The building is almost complete and needs to be installed on the site where the foundations have been constructed. Therefore, this is the last time the modules will be in the factory setting.
Once all modules have been created, they will leave the factory-controlled setting and head to the site. Heavy vehicle and crane operators will load the modules and transport them to the site all at once.
When the modules arrive at the site, all the modules are unloaded and prepared for assembly. Unloading the modules is done following conventional techniques as the substantially completed parts can be at risk of damage if not unloaded correctly.
The modular building construction process in West Lothian can begin when every module has been accounted for on the building site.
Each module will have what’s called inter-module connections. Site work is a lot less demanding using this method, making the process simpler and more effective.
At this point, things like air conditioning, boilers, etc., can easily be installed onto the modules, as all the necessary preparations have been taken care of on the assembly line. This makes the new construction process simplified and more cost-effective!
Finally, once the modular construction has finished and the building is completed, all that is left to do is restore the site. Restoring the site is quick and will help restore areas like remote locations back to their natural state.
Included in this step, any damages to the modules are inspected and repaired to ensure that the final product is perfect and safe.
Modular buildings are a viable option for both the public and private sectors around West Lothian due to their advantages over conventionally constructed buildings.
As the manufacturing process for the deliverable modular sections is highly controlled and relies on lean manufacturing techniques to complete, modular buildings can also be built to a higher standard than those done through conventional techniques.
These modules will be more sustainable than traditional buildings, offering benefits such as improved air quality and greater external aesthetics than conventional builds, which is why they are a great option for the commercial industry.
A great use for modular structures is as a mobile classroom. These can be a great addition to any primary or secondary school as it allows the school to fulfil the increasing capacity of students without having to extend the existing building.
As the budgets for schools and education spaces are tight, it can be hard to accommodate the growing number of students that each academy is expected to hold, and module structures are a great solution.
Modular Build has worked with 100s of schools across the UK and have vast knowledge and expertise when it comes to temporary classrooms.
Modular builds can be an asset to the commercial industry, and they are used for all forms of buildings, such as:
There are numerous advantages of modular construction! We’ve listed the five main benefits of modular construction and why you should choose it over traditional construction.
Modular frames can be made out of two materials; both work perfectly fine and don’t affect the safety or structure of the building at all. These two types are:
Apart from those mentioned above, modular units utilise many different materials, especially for interior designs. Some common materials used are:
Modular buildings work by creating modular units in a factory controlled environment. Once these modular units have been made and inspected, they are transported to the site and connected by inter-module connections.
The Modular building institute states that modular homes are more energy-efficient than their traditionally constructed counterpart.
It costs around 20% less to heat a modular home compared to a typical UK home, lowering the level of energy expended.
Most permanent modular buildings we install can last between 35-100 years! Depending on the care you give the building and the building type, this number always fluctuates between this bracket.
By increasing the thickness and strength of the walls (and even changing the layout of the building), modular buildings can last even longer than the time given above!
Modular buildings can be bricked, but the process of doing this is quite difficult and can be expensive.
By bricking the building, you will increase the property’s value and create stronger walls, but this could also increase the energy expended in the house.
With the world constantly changing and growing, creating the perfect house that meets not only your requirements but the council’s and the government’s requirements can be difficult.
Traditional construction in West Lothian can become money draining and waste a lot of your time.
Why not send us an enquiry and see how we can turn your project into a reality. Then, not only will your house meet the requirements of every party, but you’ll be doing your part to protect the world against pollution and waste.
Make sure you contact us today for a number of great Modular Build services in Scotland.
Here are some towns we cover near West Lothian.Livingston, Howden, Ladywell, East Calder, Mossend
We absolutely love the service provided. Their approach is really friendly but professional. We went out to five different companies and found Modular Build to be value for money and their service was by far the best. Thank you for your really awesome work, we will definitely be returning!Luke Cooke
We have used Modular Build for many years as they are certainly the best in the UK. The attention to detail and professional setup is what makes this company our go-to company for all our work. I highly recommend the team for the immense work - we highly recommend them!Kendrick Vega
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