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What is a Modular Building?

1st August 2022

Modular construction is rising in popularity thanks to its ability to offer a flexible approach to creating space, without compromising on the quality of the building.

In essence, modular buildings refer to structures that are made up of prefabricated, connectable units. These modular units are pre-assembled in a factory, and then delivered to site in complete modules that are ready to be used almost immediately.

Benefits of modular buildings

So, what is it that is making modular buildings so popular? There are a number of benefits that modular buildings can offer, such as speedy construction, flexibility in design, and functionality of the final space.


It is much faster to construct a building using modular units than traditional bricks and mortar. Modular buildings are prefabricated off site, so arrive at the final location ready to be put together to create a new space. This, of course, is a much more efficient use of time and allows for a quicker completion of the overall construction project.

The construction can also take place alongside existing buildings and foundations, and can take place in most weather conditions, meaning you will face minimal disruption or delays when building with modular units.

Cost Effective

It goes without saying that the cost of a modular building will depend on the size, location, and modifications it needs. However, modular constructions are often more cost effective than building a brick structure from scratch.

For example, the construction time for modular buildings is much shorter than a traditional construction site, and not at risk to weather delays, as the units arrive preassembled and simply have to be put into the correct place. This means that labour costs and material costs can be kept to a minimum. Once the units arrive onsite, the quick construction of the building means that you can occupy the space more quickly, and therefore resume operations and begin using the space more quickly too.

High Quality

Another benefit of using modular units is that they are high quality and durable.

Modular buildings are fabricated indoors and offsite in a factory controlled environment, so are built with greater quality control. The units are also protected from moisture and wind during the initial construction process, so much less likely to be at risk of defects or damages.

All of the modular buildings that S Jones supply satisfy our controlled quality regulations and specific assurance process so you can rest assured we will work with you to provide a solution that is fully fit for purpose.


Modular buildings are bespoke in design and can be adapted to meet specific needs, providing flexibility in both design and application.

The units can be expanded or reconfigured, have partitions installed, and be stacked to create whatever size building needed. Extra modular units can be added at a later date should you require more space.

Modular buildings also offer flexibility in terms of longevity. They can be onsite for as little or as long as your application requires and will offer a high quality space for at least 25 years, guaranteed.To find out more information about modular solutions, including building specifications, applications, installation and delivery, please get in touch with our expert team today.

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