April 9, 2018

Traditional vs. Modular Construction

Traditional constructions involve the standard practice of laying a foundation, building walls of brick and cement, and completing the structure with a roof on the top. This method of construction has been accepted as the ‘correct way’ to build a home. Housing continues to remain expensive and building the traditional way takes too much time. These are some reasons to explore other construction models in the modern age. One of the options is ‘modular constructions’.

Those who were apprehensive about modular construction have since changed their opinion, as they realize the many benefits of a modular construction. What is it that makes modular construction more attractive than traditional construction today? Here’s a brief comparison of both methods to answer this question.

The Building Process

Building a traditional construction involves laying a foundation, building walls around it, getting the roof right, and working on the interiors. The entire process is usually executed on the site. The traditional homebuilding process is a linear one and follows a set progression - each phase must be completed before moving on to the next.

Apart from laying the foundation, the process differs for building a modular structure. While the foundation is being laid on site, expect modular building companies to be working on other parts off-site, in a factory far away. The process is a flexible one and doesn’t need a linear trajectory. The finished product is transported to the site once ready.

The Cost

The cost associated with modular construction is significantly lower than that associated with traditional construction. It has already been established that building an average modular building is approximately 50% quicker than a traditional construction. Thus, there’s a reduction in costs associated with labor and expensive building material. In addition to this, you don’t have to worry about other unforeseen expenses associated with a traditional construction such as loss of material due to theft or adverse weather conditions, etc.

The Environment

You are hardly the only beneficiary of the brilliance of modular constructions, the environment also benefits immensely. Not only does modular construction leave behind a lower carbon footprint, the construction process also contributes to the reduction of noise pollution. The building process doesn’t disturb your soon-to-be neighbors with excessive noise. Modular building companies also maintain energy efficiency and prioritize waste minimization, which the traditional construction has not been able to match regardless of the technological innovation at our disposal.

The Luxury

Although modular building companies have evolved over the years with advancements made in factory equipment and quality control, those who seek extravagance and luxury from their home might prefer traditional structures. Several features applicable to a luxurious custom-made home are simply not compatible with the design of a modular construction. Having said that, modular constructions can be customized to suit your preferences, you can contact a builder to know more about your options.

Modular building companies are stepping up their quality standards and have a variety of offerings, which is evident from their range of products. From design planning to manufacturing, installation, and maintenance; in the world of overpriced housing, modular constructions are expected to take us into the future.

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