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Eco Modular Systems - Construction

We have found that the construction of our modular buildings is of great interest to our clients, with photographic recording of the construction ‘milestones’, becoming very common.

To give an idea of the stages of a build we have created a timeline for a standard Eco Modular Systems design.

*This timeline represents the design, manufacture and construction of a garden outbuilding. The construction of our other modular designs e.g. garages and stable-blocks will differ greatly from this due to their lower composition of components and foundation requirements.

Design Process

(Approx. 1-2 weeks, design dependant)

The design process is the most important stage of the build as this is where the size and specification is determined. The design specification will then be followed for the duration of the build. A summary of the process is as follows;

  • Initial design meeting- A meeting with the client to determine building requirements, design style, specification and budget.
  • Site survey- A survey of the site to determine ground conditions, available space and any site restrictions.
  • Draft design- A draft design, specification and quotation is drawn up by our design team and issued to the client for first stage approval.
  • Final design- If the quotation is accepted, any amendments or changes in specification and design are made at this point with a final design taking place. This is then issued to the client for approval. Once approval has been sought, a design freeze (a point from which the design cannot be changed), is issued prior to manufacturing design.
  • Manufacturing design- The building is designed for factory manufacture in our state of the art design software.

Manufacturing Process

(Approx. 1-2 weeks, design dependant)

  • Design issue- Manufacturing design issued to factory.
  • Material compilation- Main materials required are compiled for cutting.
  • Material processing- Material cut to size for component manufacture.
  • Manufacture- Wall panels, floor panels (if applicable), and roof panels (if applicable), manufactured by our factory operatives and stacked together.
  • Ancillaries- Extra materials e.g. cladding, internal finishes, windows, doors etc. ordered, compiled and stacked with manufactured components ready for delivery.

Site Process

  • Site preparation- Site cleared and ground prepared ready for foundations, the surrounding area will also be prepared at this point for any storage of materials, if required.
  • Foundation installation- Foundations installed (see specification page for types of foundations).
  • Kit delivery- The kit and ancillaries are delivered to site for construction.
  • Installation- Site operatives attend site to begin installation of the kit. The kit installation process (may differ depending on design), is as follows;
  • 1. Install floor joists/cassettes on foundations, fixed as appropriate.
  • 2. Floor insulated as specification.
  • 3. Floor boarded (if loose joists, already boarded if cassettes), and fixed.
  • 4. Installation of wall panels (panels will already be insulated, as factory conditions).
  • 5. Install roof joists/cassettes and fixed to wall panels.
  • 6. Roof boarded (if loose joists, already boarded if cassettes).
  • 7. Windows and doors installed.
  • 8. Fascia and soffit (if applicable), installed.
  • 9. Roof covering installed.
  • 10. External cladding installed.
  • 11. Electrics installed (may be pre-installed, design dependant).
  • 12. Internal finishes installed.
  • 13. Final tidy up.
  • 14. Hand keys to client.

Please contact one of our design team for any queries you may have.