Modular Construction vs Traditional Building Methods

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There has been much debate over the benefits of modular construction when compared with traditional home building, as both methods utilise very different construction styles.

With modular builds, it’s all about indoor building within a factory setting, with products transported to their new location, whereas traditional building revolves around on-site construction.

We take a look at some of the major comparisons between both techniques below to give you a better understanding of the benefits and opportunities available with either approach.

Traditional Building Benefits

This classic style has long been a common and trusted building method, and a popular choice when it comes to building extensions in Perth. Traditional building provides the most robust, flexible and long-lasting homes, and has been tried and tested over generations.

Conventional building also lends itself better to urban areas, which can cause obstacles for modular homes. For example, if you’re wanting to build in an area with a lot of power lines it could be difficult to deliver the home to the building site, which may result in escalated fees. In this case, a traditional build makes more sense.

Modular Construction Benefits

Modular builds are steadily growing in popularity due to their heightened level of convenience and affordability. Most modular construction is considered to be more affordable compared to conventional building techniques simply because there are less associated expenses during the construction process.

Building takes place in a controlled environment with all equipment, machinery and staff all available on site to deliver the fastest result possible ahead of a future installation to the property once ready. This is of particular benefit when it comes to renovations, and a key reason behind the rise of modular extensions in Perth.

Another major upside is that construction times are never delayed by climate. As modular homes are built in a factory environment, the building remains on schedule, no matter the weather outside.

Como Modular Extension - Nexus Homes Group

An example of one of our modular construction projects for a property in Como – see the full gallery for more details. 

Choosing A Suitable Building Method

If you’re looking to tackle an upcoming home renovation, it is nice to know that you have the option of choosing between a traditional build, whilst also having the convenience of modular construction if this suits your particular project.

Before making your choice, sit down and assess the factors involved in the project as this will help ascertain which method is best suited to your project. Factors to consider might include;

  • The scope and style of home improvement you want to complete
  • Your project budget and timeline for when you want it finished
  • Accessibility to the property (which may affect modular installations)
  • Your willingness to have workers on-site for an extended period

Nexus Have Got You Covered

When it comes to house additions in Perth, Nexus Home Group are the specialists, combining both modular construction and traditional build methods. Regardless of which method you prefer, we’ve got you covered!

Looking for a quote for your next upcoming project? We welcome you to give us a call on (08) 9414 1789 or leave an online enquiry so we can assist you with your home renovation and extension needs.