Foremans publishes new guide to procuring a pre-owned modular building

Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, the UK’s largest supplier of recycled and refurbished modular buildings, has announced the publication of a new technical paper – ‘How to Select a Pre-owned Modular Building’

This new industry report provides contractors, architects, and construction clients with a comprehensive guide to procuring a pre-owned modular building.  It gives 28 practical tips to help specifiers avoid some of the common pitfalls, and to help ensure modular building projects are completed on time, on budget and to specification.

The use of pre-owned modular buildings continues to increase as more organisations recognise the cost, sustainability and quality benefits of this highly innovative solution to providing new accommodation.

Over the past five years, there has been a significant increase in the demand for recycled modular buildings, and the approach is now widely used in both the public and private sectors to provide high standards of accommodation for permanent and interim applications.
The new technical paper provides a clear guidance about how to select a pre-owned modular building specialist.  Points to consider include:

  • Assessing the supplier’s service commitments
  • The supplier’s criteria for purchasing modular buildings
  • Independent approvals to look for
  • Minimum Building Regulations compliance
  • Track record of delivery on time and on budget
  • Refurbishment and reconfiguration options
  • Availability of warranty packages
  • Health and safety implications for the building delivery and installation phase.


Commenting on the issue, Kevin Jones, Managing Director of Foremans, said, “There are some distinct advantages to choosing a recycled modular building, but specifiers need to be aware that not all suppliers are the same, and not all will be able to provide the services required for a particular project.”

“Pre-owned modular buildings are a highly cost-effective alternative to new build – an important benefit in the current economic climate when budgets are often restricted.  The recycling and refurbishment of relocatable buildings is also one of the most sustainable methods of construction – helping to reduce carbon emissions, waste sent to landfill, and improving a building’s carbon footprint.”

To download a copy of the new technical paper, visit www.foremansbuildings.info.

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