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  • What is modular construction?
    Modular construction refers to the manufacture of buildings offsite as panelised or volumetric units which are then delivered to site for assembly. The residential and hospitality industries have already enjoyed great success in using modular bathroom volumentric 'pod' units which are craned into place as a complete unit and simply fixed to the structure and connected to services. Factory manufacturing conditions provide numerous benefits such as reduced waste and improved recycling schedules, the construction timeline is better insulated from the effects of adverse weather and a significantly reduced onsite construction period making for a safer, more efficient site.
  • I'm interested but want something a bit different, can you help?"
    Absolutely, all of our products are designed with flexibility and modularity in mind. We can work with you to adapt any of our standard range of products or completely bespoke to find a solution which perfectly matches your needs.
  • How long does it take to get my building on site?
    Manufacture and delivery timescales will vary depending on the scale and complexity of the project. Once designs are finalised we will be able to confirm a robust timeframe for your project delivery. Our offsite construction approach significantly shortens timelines and simplifies delivery schedules.
  • What groundwords are required and do I need to do those?
    Yes and we can help you appoint an appropriate contractor. We are commited to delivering solutions with minimal environmental impact. This includes minimising the amount of groundwork and concrete use in foundations so the site can be easily adapted in the future or reclaimed by nature after deconstruction. The resulting groundworks and foundations from this approach are also typically cheaper than more traditional arrangements.
  • How will my building be delivered?
    We work with you during design to determine optimum logistics depending on site accesssibility, road infrastructure etc. Typically we deliver buildings to site via articulated lorry as a series of sections or panels. For the most challenging sites where road access isn't feasible we can develop a bespoke solution, even flying elements in by helicopter.
  • What foundations are required?
    As most of our solutions typically utilise a high percentage of timber, the buildings are typically lighter than the equivalent steel or masonry alternatives. As such required foundations are typically 'lightweight' options such as pier foundations or strip and pad. See What groundworks are required for more info on environmental impact.
  • Will a crane be needed on site?
    A crane is typically the simplest option for manevering modules and panels into final location on site. More challenging sites may require a different approach, where this is the case we can develop solutions specifically tailored to meet the project requirements.
  • Do I need planning permission?
    Not all situations will require planning permission. We can provide the support required to obtain the relevant statutory permissions if they are required.
  • Can your products be financed?
    Yes. We work with various specialist partners and financiers who are familiar with modular timber construction and can offer tailored finance for your project.
  • Will I need to connect into existing infrastructure (electrical & water)?
    Connections to existing infrastructure depend on existing capacity in the local area and the associated cost can vary depending on proximity to the build. We can help you develop a set of options utlising on or off grid technologies to best suit project requirements.
  • How much maintainance do off-grid solutions require?
    Offgrid technologies hold a variety of differing maintainance requirements. Passive technologies such as compost based waste water treatment units and ground source heat pumps require minimal mainatance and simply require 1-2 yearly inspections to ensure smooth operation. Conversely pellet based wood burning stoves and mechanical ventilation systems require more onerous and frequent maintainance schedules. Where project requirements allow, we typically opt for passive, low maintainance solutions to minimise impact on occupants/guests and to minimise complexity for owners.
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