Modular construction, in the common engineering consciousness, is still associated with something that lags far behind traditional construction in terms of quality, comfort, and durability. However, in practice, modules offer the same, if not more, conveniences for users and can be successfully used for a very long time.
A perfect example of modular construction is PODs, which are ready-made prefabricated bathrooms designed for installation in hotels, offices, industrial facilities, and commercial buildings. PODs are produced according to the individual order of the investor, which practically provides unlimited possibilities in terms of organization and spatial arrangement.
Advantages of Modular Bathrooms
Traditional construction depends on numerous factors that neither the investor nor the general contractor can control. Delays can occur as early as in the groundworks stage, and adverse weather conditions effectively prolong technological processes and delay the start of subsequent construction and finishing stages.
Modular bathrooms are created in controlled conditions within manufacturing facilities. This leads to complete independence from external factors such as temperature, humidity, and atmospheric precipitation. The production process takes place within precisely defined timeframes. The finished modules can then be stored and transported to the construction site when the progress of work on-site allows for their installation.
How Do Modular Bathrooms Affect Investment Costs?
Among the numerous advantages of modules, the ability to significantly reduce investment costs is noteworthy. This results from:
- Independence of the production process from factors beyond our control (no delays and the possibility of simultaneous work at the construction site and in the factory).
- Reducing the need for specialists on-site (traditional technologies require hiring plumbers, electricians, and tile setters on-site; the costs of hiring specialists can be significantly reduced by entrusting the entire process to an external company, which will handle the production of bathroom modules from project preparation to their transportation to the construction site and connection to the building’s installations).
- Reducing waste (construction and finishing work results in material waste; a company specialized in the production of bathroom modules can optimize material cutting at the project planning stage to minimize waste).
What Else Speaks in Favor of Choosing Modular Bathrooms?
Currently, PODs are primarily made based on a steel structure. The choice of a steel structure provides a wide range of finishing layer options, allowing the finished bathroom to be equipped with practically all systems available on the market. An additional advantage of steel is its high design flexibility, enabling modules to be tailored to individual project requirements, creating bathrooms of various sizes and layouts. Another argument worth mentioning is the lack of a need to construct additional structures for drywall installation, which speeds up the exterior cladding of the module and reduces its costs.