Modular buildings have come a long way. Now, they offer some of the most comfortable, modern, and energy efficient buildings for offices, schools, mine sites, portable site offices and more.
Why are they so good? Because modular buildings are made from the highest quality materials using modern construction techniques.
What materials are used in modular construction?:
R2 Earthwool® External Wall Glasswool Batts absorb the transfer of unwanted sound from outside to inside the building. In addition to sound absorption, Earthwool® External Wall batts improve energy efficiency and thermal comfort, keeping occupants cool in summer and warm in winter. Earthwool® is made using up to 80% recycled glass and with ECOSE® Technology, a sustainable, bio-based binder that contains no added formaldehyde. Some benefits include:
- High thermal performance – year round comfort
- Sound absorbing
- Saves energy – reduces energy bills
- No added formaldehyde
- 50 year warranty
BlueSky Modular provides the options for either Gyprock Plasterboard or RV Lite Grey Embossed (Polyester) wall coverings.
Embossed Plywood is overlaid with attractive polyester coating for greater wearability. The traditionally applications include Internal wall panelling and ceiling linings. The ply is available in a variety of coloured finishes.
Gyprock Plasterboard is an internal wall and ceiling lining used in residential and commercial lightweight framed construction. Special sheets are available for applications requiring acoustic insulation, impact resistance, or moisture and mould resistance.
Modular buildings are assembled in sections, referred to as modules, with Steel frames forming the structure of each module. There are a number of advantages to steel frames including:
- The steel beams used are lighter than wood.
- Steel frames can be rapidly engineered in our purpose built factory, faster and more precisely than wood.
- Steel can be recycled.
- Steel requires little maintenance or repairs.
- Steel is able to withstand high winds, snow falls, fire and seismic activities,
- Steel is resistant to pests and wood rot.
- Can be engineered for large, clear span areas.
- Can be paired with wood to maximise the strength, durability and support benefits of steel, together with the insulation properties of wood.
- The connections are so exact that an almost air tight seal is possible with the addition of insulation.
The strength of modular buildings is further enhanced with Colorbond Steel wall cladding on the outer walls. These sheets have a thin, attractive profile that is ideal for wall cladding. Available in 22 standard colours, and 5 matt colours to suit any project. Steel wall cladding is also easy to maintain, long lasting, lightweight. It is suitable the extremes of the Australian climate, and resists chipping, flaking and blistering.
To find out more, contact our team of modular building experts.