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How much does a modular building cost?

15 November 2021

The price of a modular building depends on several factors, especially its dimensions. It also depends on the quality of the building materials used. These materials must comply with current legal standards to ensure user safety, comfort and well-being. In fact, modular buildings are multi-purpose and can be used as office blocks, accommodation, sanitary facilities, locker rooms or even schools. This building can be useful on construction sites by serving as a temporary site facility. It has the advantage of being easy to assemble and can also be readily transported between construction sites. This feature helps save time and satisfies the needs of employees working and living on site.

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Since several modules can be combined, the modular building makes ideal accommodation. These buildings can also be used as offices, shops or exhibition sites for business events. In any case, this modular building is sturdy and solid in construction. It even has high resistance to cyclones and earthquakes. It also stands out through its excellent thermal insulation capacity. The chosen joinery methods are applied using quality materials, namely PVC and aluminium.

What is a modular building?

 A modular building refers to a prefabricated construction assembled from lightweight steel sandwich panels. Covering an area of 15 – 30 m², these buildings can be stacked or juxtaposed depending on the needs of individual clients. A building can also be arranged in several storeys depending on the needs of individual clients.

This type of construction has the advantage of being quick and easy to install, especially on building sites, as well as at trade fairs and other temporary events. All constituent parts have been prefabricated at the factory in compliance with the requirements and customisation options specified by the client. It is then simply a case of installing it in accordance with the instructions supplied with the assembly plan. This operation only takes a few hours or days depending on the building’s size and the number of units required on the construction site facility.

The cost of investing in a modular building solution is therefore smaller compared to traditional concrete structures. Concrete buildings must, inter alia, be demolished or disassembled when the construction works have finished. The modular building therefore satisfies all the requirements of the staff present on site, whatever their roles.

The prefabricated modular building lends itself to various applications. It can be used as an office for architects, contractors and other construction site officials. Prefabricated modular buildings can also be used to safety store construction materials. Since construction materials generally attract thieves, it is especially important to keep these materials in a safe place. Another important consideration is that construction or restoration projects typically last several weeks. Most technicians and labourers are unable to return to their homes. Nevertheless, contractors must ensure that their workers have somewhere to stay on site until the project is completed. It is therefore possible to convert modular buildings into dormitories and locker rooms. The buildings can also be fitted with toilets and showers in compliance with legal obligations prescribed in the Labour Act.

 

Moreover, these temporary site facilities are easy to transport from one place to another. They allow contractors and their team to quickly relocate and thereby save valuable time. Prefabricated modular buildings can also be used as accommodation, shops, offices, or even schools.

The prefabricated modular containers can be assembled over and over to match everyone’s particular aesthetic standards. In particular, they have a modern and contemporary architectural style. A special characteristic of this modular building is its high resistance to physical impacts and wear and tear, as well as bad weather in all climates. It is also highly durable. The premium-quality materials used comply with the relevant standards for protection against earthquakes, cyclones and storms.

Otherwise, the modular building’s thermal insulation capacity is another key point to consider. The walls, roofing and flooring are perfectly insulated. They minimise loss of heat and thereby allow users to reduce their energy consumption from heating. All these characteristics ensure optimal comfort and well-being of occupants. They make occupants feel like they are living in a traditional home. However, a prefabricated modular building is three times cheaper than a conventional dwelling.

The price of a modular building

 The price of a modular building varies depending on several factors. The quality and thickness of the steel used for the sandwich panels are the first features to take into account. The quality of the finishing materials must also be duly considered. This latter criterion applies especially to the type of joinery techniques chosen for the doors and windows. Clients can also choose between several customisation options.

The thickness of the building’s interior and exterior walls varies between 6 and 20 cm. Rockwool and polyurethane are the main insulation materials used to enhance the prefabricated modular building’s thermal capacity. For the joinery, either PVC or aluminium doors and windows can be fitted. Their dimensions can also be customised with the option of adding sliding shutters and other accessories. Regarding the floor surface, the client can choose between parquet and tiles. Other options can affect the price of the modular building. These include, in particular, types of sanitary facilities and paintwork.

The price of a modular building is €180/m² for basic models. They are especially suitable for construction sites. An average modular building costs €205/m².The client can add another storey if necessary. The modular building can also be used temporarily on construction sites or permanently as social housing, offices and schools.

If you are looking for a high-end modular building, bear in mind that the price to pay will be at least €350/m².This model is made from premium-quality materials and includes numerous options. The external cladding on the modular building is coated with fibre cement strips.

 

How do you choose the right prefabricated modular building supplier?

It is important to choose the right modular building supplier to receive a service that meets all your expectations. There are several factors to consider. In particular, there is the price of a modular building. Clients must also make into account the quality of services such as the production time and compliance with the delivery deadline.

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A modular building supplier such as Module-T listens to clients’ specific needs to customize their modular building solutions accordingly. Module-T must also be able to advise clients and offer them tailored assistance. The type of modular building must essentially match its intended use. The modular building supplier has great attention to detail and ensures compliance with all current regulations in all production stages. The aim is to ensure consistently high quality of each modular building solution with respect to local requirements of the recipient country.

A modular building supplier also enjoys a solid national and international reputation.

Moreover, the team at Module-T provides videoconference support to give clients the opportunity to ask questions. It is also possible to send over a supervisor or entire team to take care of assembling the modular buildings. This service applies especially to large-sized modular buildings made from several prefabricated containers. Providing this service will ensure that the modular buildings can properly withstand earthquakes and cyclones, especially in natural disaster hot spots. Aftersales service is always included in the price of a modular building. Contact us for help with your modular building projects now by filling out our online form.

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