23.01.2023 Modular Buildings

What are the different uses for commercial modular buildings?

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More and more people and businesses are discovering modular buildings’ versatility when looking at new premises. Portable buildings are not only considered for construction sites and additional classrooms for schools but now modular buildings are being installed for many commercial industries.   

In this article, we’ll look at some of the ways modular buildings can be utilised.  

What can commercial modular buildings be used for?   

Whether you are an existing business that needs new premises, expanding your space, or a new venture looking for a place to stay, it is definitely worth considering a modular option. The options available to you are probably more expansive than you think.   

Let’s look at some examples where modular buildings have been successful in providing the usable space required.   

Offices – modular construction has offered many organisations spacious and productive office spaces, including government and medical facilities. This space can be used as additional space to an existing building or as purpose-built space for an agency or IT support company, for example.   

Marketing suites – new home developments require office space to welcome visitors and to provide space to go through questions and contracts with new-home buyers. A modular building is perfect for this purpose, as it can be easily deconstructed when the development is finished, and all the homes on the site have been purchased. The marketing suite can then either be moved to another location, or it can be taken down and reused by another company.   

Healthcare – hospitals can very quickly run out of space as patient numbers increase. Modular buildings offer a quick solution to adding extra space. They can be used for administrative staff or as space for clinics, as there are many options for providing sterile environments.  

Education – a school may find itself in a situation where they have to deal with an influx of students and need additional teaching space or communal rooms to be installed quickly. Modular buildings are perfect for providing space for classrooms, science labs, IT suites or staffrooms.   

Hotels – The multi-storey options available for modular constructions make them a good choice for hotels or residential buildings.   

Retail – Because modular buildings are versatile in terms of space and design, they are ideal for retail spaces. A modular building can provide an eye-catching display area and offer storage and staff spaces. Because of this versatility, modular buildings are also an excellent consideration for restaurant and dining enterprises.   


Are commercial modular buildings better than traditional buildings?  

We’re not saying that traditional buildings don’t have their place, and we are not even saying that a modular structure is a right choice for you, but what we do know is that modular construction is definitely something to consider.   

There are many pros and cons for both types of construction, so one option is not necessarily better than the other. But modular construction has a lot of benefits that might work for your organisation.   

  • Speed – if you need space and need it fast, a modular building can be ready around 50% faster than a traditional build.   
  • Less disruption – because a modular building is constructed in our facility, you have less time with workers on your site, as they can have the building fully installed in just a few days of arrival.   
  • Cost-effective – modular buildings usually come at a lower cost, meaning you can extend your budget in other areas of your business.   
  • Modern – you can design your space to be as contemporary as you like and they can come fitted with the latest IT requirements.   
  • Flexible and adaptable – if during the life of your building, your needs change, you can reconfigure the space to suit your new requirements. You can also move the building to a different area on your site if you choose.   
  • Greener – the construction process only uses what it needs, so less waste heads to landfill. Our modular buildings use sustainable materials and are insulated to make them cheaper to run, using less energy and therefore emitting less CO2 and saving you money.   

As you can see, whilst traditional builds or purchasing existing property might have other benefits, there is plenty to think about when it comes to modular buildings. You might be surprised by the number of modular buildings there are; there are more than you’d think, and they don’t always look like traditional portable buildings.   

The number of uses for modular buildings is vast; if you need space for a function not listed here, that’s not a problem, don’t let us restrict you. Contact us to discover how a modular building from PF Modular can give you the versatile space your business needs.   

Our trained team of experts can offer advice and assistance, so give us a call to find out how PF Modular can help with your project.   

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