When considering adding extra space to your home, there are various options available to you. If you haven't got the outdoor space to house a garden building, then an extension is often the best alternative, of which, the two most popular options are traditional home extensions and modular home extensions. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at the modular solution and explain why they are often a better all-round choice compared to traditional ones.
Modular extensions are prefabricated off-site (in a factory or warehouse), which means that they can be installed on your property in a matter of days. This is in contrast to traditional extensions, which can take months to build in some cases. The fast installation time of modular extensions means that you can enjoy your new living space sooner and with less disruption to your daily routine, which is especially useful in today’s society with many households working from home at least once a week.
Modular extensions are likely going to be more cost effective than traditional extensions, in more way than one. In the short term, the off-site fabrication process means that there are fewer labour and material costs involved. In the longer term, the modern materials that modular builders use are designed to be energy-efficient, which can help to reduce your monthly bills further down the line.
Another benefit of modular extensions is the fact they can be tailor-made to suit the client. Often the manufacturer will go through a bespoke design process with the customer, where they can decide the layout and finishes that best suit their needs. Traditional extensions on the other hand, may be more limited in terms of design options due to the nature of on-site construction.
As is the trend with Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), modular extensions are designed to be eco-friendly and sustainable. The offsite manufacturing process focuses on precise measurements and minimal waste, which will help to reduce the company's carbon footprint. Additionally, they are often built using environmentally friendly materials, such as timber frames sourced from sustainable forests. As an example, Timber Frame Technology UK Ltd says all their timber is: "sourced from sustainable forests and is certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification)".
In conclusion, modular extensions offer a range of benefits in comparison to traditional ones. They are quick to install, cost-effective, customisable, eco-friendly, and cause minimal disruption. If you're considering adding extra space to your property, a modular extension may be the perfect choice for you. We are now offering both traditional and modular extension categories on Rooms2U and are looking for new suppliers to list their projects. If this is you, or you know someone who this applies to, please register today to draft your 3 FREE listings.