What is a modular building?

What is a Modular Building?

Modular building is defined as a building being constructed under controlled conditions. The building is complete in a manufacturing facility and then transported to sit and assembled by a crane. 

Faster Production Time

Because a modular building is constructed under controlled conditions, many factors that slow down a conventional build are eliminated. Modular builds are typically completed 50% faster than traditional builds.

During the modular construction process, buildings are put together in as close to their completed state as possible. When a modular build arrives on site it will have mechanical’s, electrics, doors, windows, kitchens, bathrooms and even wall finishes already installed. Modular construction in a factory means that buildings are manufactured to the most precise tolerances so that they are quick and easy to put together on site. Normally, a modular building will be fully assembled and ready for the client to occupy within 24 hours of arrival. The swift and predictable nature of this method avoids unexpected delays for the client and enables them to plan more effectively.

How are they built?

SmartBuild is constructed using a cold rolled steel skeleton combined with structurally insulated panels, known as SIPS. These panels are an advanced form of timber frame. SIPS offer the same structural integrity as brick with none of the drawbacks. They hold superior insulation properties which results in a modular building being more efficient to build and run.

SmartBuild’s adaptability means it can be fully tailored to meet the needs of the client. A full range of fire safety and security options are available, making it suitable for any application from business to residential. There are no limits to the internal design specification on a modular building. Modular buildings are flexible, even the most technical or luxurious elements can be accommodated at the build stage.


Last but by no means least, modular buildings are kind to the environment. KES Group is committed to the use of eco-friendly and recycled building materials as well as incorporating renewable energy sources where possible. Modular construction means there is much less waste in the building phase while off-site construction is a low-carbon alternative that causes minimal disruption to the building’s surrounding ecosystem.

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