This shift towards modular and prefabricated construction comes down to several factors. First is the price; a flatpack container typically saves you more than 30% compared to commissioning a brick-built construction. Next is time because the remote manufacturing process eliminates bad weather delays and time lost due to unreliable labour or suppliers.
This means you receive your container quickly, in a matter of weeks in many cases. Quality is also a major benefit, as the high technology used to produce each prefabricated section ensures all the elements are of a consistently high quality that adheres to international building standards and can even outperform conventional structures in challenging climates, earthquake zones, and remote locations in most cases. Compared to traditional buildings, flatpack containers are also far more versatile.
They can be customised in numerous ways, designed to suit almost any purpose, and structurally enhanced to be strong enough to withstand many assemblies and relocations. This is why you now find modular containers used as offices, to provide sanitary facilities, or to create labour camp dormitories and accommodation. They are also frequently ordered for use as locker rooms, forecourt sales offices, or to provide a showroom or merchandise point in factories or on a commercial site.
Lastly, the portability of prefabricated flatpack container constructions means they can be assembled easily and dismantled just as quickly, making them perfect for use on temporary construction sites, ecologically sensitive areas, or in time-restricted zones.