A misconception exists that “modular” refers to a type or style of home. Modular actually refers to a construction process in which large components are pre-built in a manufacturing facility and then shipped on carriers to the home site. Architecturally, modular construction is not limited to simple ranch style homes; it can be used for a variety of housing styles.
Building off-site in a controlled environment has many advantages. Modern component construction processes combined with a team of skilled craftsmen allows SRI to fabricate a stronger and more durable structure. Building materials and finished modules are protected from weather-related damage that can lead to costly rework. In addition, modules are continually inspected throughout the building process to ensure they are built to the appropriate residential or commercial building code and meet our quality standards.
Modular is Greener; studies suggest that with modular construction, there’s a dramatic reduction in waste due to continuous recycling activities, the use of pre-cut lumber and a greater accuracy in cuts. Material is stored in the facility, which results in less waste from weather damage. And the efficiency of the modular manufacturing process reduces CO2 output compared to traditional site construction.
Modular is Neighbourhood Friendly; because 80 percent of modular construction occurs off-site, the majority of the on-site noise, dust, debris and traffic created by traditional construction are eliminated. This also means fewer hazards on the job sites and neighbors are less bothered by the construction.