What is Modularity?
At Neaco, many of our products boast modularity, but what does this actually mean for you as a specifier?
The word ‘modular’ is usually associated with temporary structures but, for us, modularity means that our products are manufactured as a single unit or in as many units as you require. We are able to manufacture balustrade systems, balconies and Fire Rated aluminium decking as fully modular units.
Here are just some of the benefits that come with specifying a modular product:
Reduces time on site
When the product has already been manufactured and assembled, this reduces the time needed on site in comparison to traditional construction methods. This is particularly beneficial for projects with specific timing requirements such as schools and refurbishment projects where residents are living on-site.
Reduces the risk of delays
Carrying out more work in our 52,000 square foot manufacturing facility reduces the risk of on-site delays that are caused by uncontrollable factors such as the Great British weather.
Reduces disruption on site
As the vast majority of the construction work is carried out in our factory, disruption to the site is greatly reduced when compared to traditional construction methods; there is less noise, dust and light pollution when installing a modular system and as there is no welding on site, there is no need to acquire hot works permits. Less disruption is particularly beneficial to a refurbishment project that has existing tenants.
No need for call-backs
With a modular system, both the client and the contractor are able to approve the scheme before installation, which reduces the amount of snagging and call-backs at a later date.
More environmentally friendly
The off-site manufacturing of a modular system means that the entire product will arrive on site in one large delivery rather than many separate deliveries, which is often the case with traditional construction methods; this not only reduces the risk of logistical and timing errors, but reduces carbon emissions. An added benefit of off-site manufacturing is that it results in less waste on site, which usually ends up in landfill. Instead, we keep all of our off-cuts and send them away to be recycled.
These are just a few of the advantages to incorporating modular products in your designs so if you’d like any further information about our products or would like to discuss your requirements, please contact or call 01653 695 721.