Modular home extensions: is this the best choice for you?
What is a modular extension?
A modular extension is an extension such as a conservatory or orangery that has been pre-fabricated. When it leaves the factory, it’s then transported directly to the house for the final fitting.
Benefits of modular house extensions –
While there is no such thing as an instant home extension, modulars are great if you want an extension quickly. Prefabricated extensions greatly speed up the manufacturing and build time massively. This is because they’re constructed off-site and put together on site. Typically, once the foundations are in place, the prefab can take about 6-8 days. The quick construction time means that there is less disruption to your daily life.
Because they are fabricated off-site, you won’t have to worry about the mess of a typical build. Not only this but you won’t need as many people on site to put it together.
The foundations will not have to be dug to such a dramatic degree. And a durabase system will be installed. What is a durabase system? It’s an advanced steel base modular wall system. Durabase offers a time-saving and cost-effective solution for constructing conservatories of every shape and size.
This type of extension is great because it dramatically reduces the price compared to a traditional extension. You won’t have to pay out for all the materials and builders like you would have to with a normal extension. An extension that is prefabricated off-site will be between 10 and 25 percent cheaper than on-site construction.
The prices can vary depending on the size, the features, the location, and how you decide to use it. Based on estimates you could be paying anywhere between £20,000 – £33,500.
How long do modular extensions cost?
Most of the time a modular building will last just as long as a regular building. It all comes down to the way you maintain your home. With the right amount of cleaning and maintenance, a modular building can last for many decades, maybe even longer.