A modular and prefabricated construction differs from a conventional structure, as a modular container is lightweight and only needs to be placed on simple cement foundations or beams; plus, it can be dismantled and moved elsewhere as required. This portability means the land the container is on can recover quickly when it’s moved, making the building suitable for use on temporary sites and in areas of environmental importance. Custom containers can also be placed alone, on top of one another, or linked to other modular buildings to form entire working sites, emergency relief zones, or labour camps.
Prefabricated modular container manufacturers supply custom containers in various standard designs and sizes. The larger structures are typically used to form construction and industrial site offices, accommodation blocks, school dormitories, locker rooms, WC and sanitary facilities, hospital wards, industrial kitchens, commercial canteens, or schoolrooms. Smaller modular constructions tend to be used as showrooms, guard houses, point-of-sale kiosks, pop-up cafes, portable shops, or merchandise points. All the structures can be highly customised to include heating and cooling, technology and networking, security systems, cabinetry and furnishings, and many other features. Interior partition walls and the layout can also be amended on many models, making the prefabricated container suited to almost any application.