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Building Regulations to Keep in Mind with Modular Constructions

Posted by admin on April 19, 2019

24822182_s.jpgIt’s common knowledge that if you ever want to construct any kind of building, there are numerous laws and regulations you have to abide by in order to do so.

Modular constructions, though they may not seem as ‘permanent’ as regular buildings, must also abide by certain regulations before they’re put up.

Do they differ from their brick and concrete counterparts? Let’s take a look and find out.

Planning Permission

Like other types of construction, some modular buildings may require planning permission before any building begins.

Even if you don’t think your building needs approval, it’s always best to check with your local authority before you start otherwise you could get in trouble and suffer a hefty fine.

Foundations

Foundation requirements will vary depending on the location, however most structures require one and that includes modular buildings, which tend to be put on concrete block foundations or masonry block piers.

If you’ve ever seen a mobile classroom, for instance, you’d notice that they tend to be put on a sturdy foundation once they have been delivered on site.

Sustainability

Modular constructions are all sustainable by nature as they can be recycled and reused time and time again. Also, 87% of the construction takes place off-site which minimises waste and use of resources. So, any requirements for sustainability already checked off.

Other Requirements

In short, every modular construction must abide by every point made on The Building Regulations 2010  government page. Most of the time, you wouldn’t have to worry about most of what you see on there, as any tradesperson on the Competent Persons Register will know what they’re doing.

If you’re in the market for a modular construction, we are fully capable of providing one for you. Check out the kinds of temporary buildings we put up at Quickway!