Why choose off-site construction for your building project?
What is off-site construction?
Off-site construction involves assembling complete buildings using individual steel-framed modules that are built in the factory under controlled conditions. The modules are fully fitted with all electrics, plumbing, heating and internal finishes before they leave the factory. They are delivered to site by road and craned into position ready for final fitting out.
Modules can be connected side-by-side and end-to-end, as well as in multiple storeys, to create buildings of any size, shape or configuration.
What are the benefits of off-site construction?
Off-site construction creates quality-assured buildings that can be completed quickly and safely to meet tight deadlines. The simple installation process is safe, clean and unobtrusive, causing minimal disruption to the site and minimal environmental impact.
Benefits at a glance:
- Speed – buildings can be completed up to 50% faster than using traditional site-based construction methods1
- Assured quality – zero tolerance of defects means all products meet strict quality standards before leaving the factory. The Portakabin Group has ISO 9001 certification for its quality-management systems
- Minimal disruption – factory-based construction minimises time on site, meaning less noise and disruption, as well as a cleaner, safer, less congested site
- Cost and time certainty – factory-built projects are not subject to weather-related delays or site-based skills shortages, so buildings can be completed on time and budget
- Future flexibility – modular buildings can easily be expanded, reduced, reconfigured or even relocated to meet your changing needs
- Reduced waste – off-site construction generates up to 90% less waste than traditional on-site building methods2
1. Research carried out by BCIS for RICS Construction Faculty 2004.
2. Source: WRAP.