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Why Modular?

9 May 2019

Nixon Hire have offered modular buildings for many years and have seen a rise in the choice of modular as a method of construction.  

What makes modular buildings so popular and why choose to use a modern method of construction (MMC)? 

In September 2018, RICS published 'Modern Methods of Construction, A forward-thinking solution to the housing crisis?' and we think this summarises the benefit of modular buildings nicely:

Offsite construction has been heralded as the solution to the UK’s housing crisis – a quick and efficient method of constructing residential accommodation to meet an ever-growing demand. Modular construction in particular is seen as a fast and efficient method of construction, allowing quick builds, and trades to work in parallel, to ensure a building is erected at its intended site in the least time possible, causing minimal disruption.

The Report goes on to say;

The housing sector is not, however, the only area in which this solution is needed. Healthcare, education, and increasingly retail outlets have their own unique constraints, and modular construction is ideally poised to provide both permanent and temporary solutions.

Utilising factory-made components that can be fitted with windows, doors, and many internal fixtures and fittings dramatically reduces time spent onsite, of particular importance when disruption to residents and users needs to be minimalised.

So from this, Nixon Hire have summarised that modular provides a fast, efficient and effective option for providing a flexible space to meet a wide range of needs.

Nixon Hire have experience of providing temporary and permanent modular buildings with a range of internal finishes for different applications including education, constrcution, training, office space and more!

Please see pictures of a recent project below.