What is modular construction in housing?
Modular construction is a construction technique in which large sections of a home are manufactured in a factory. These ready-made modules are then placed next to each other and on top of each other on-site, along with plumbing and electricity.
Modular construction, which meets strict building standards, goes a step further than prefabricated construction, in which single elements such as concrete floors or façade panels are produced in a factory.
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As a specialist in modular construction, Jan Snel provides quality solutions for permanent and short-term housing. With many years of experience implementing the newest techniques and innovations, Jan Snel has developed modular residences into a durable and high-quality solution.
For over sixty years, Jan Snel has been a rock-solid partner in delivering modular housing solutions of the highest quality. Now, the Jan Snel residential team is standing by to help you. The team is focused on developing the housing concepts of the future. You can contact them for all manner of housing issues. We’ve done everything from building 300 earthquake-resistant terraced houses in Groningen to delivering 400 student residences within half a year.
Modular construction is a technique in which a large portion of the structure is manufactured in a factory. On the construction site, these modules are assembled into a complete building, along with the plumbing, electrical lines and everything that’s needed to finalise the building.
Modular construction allows us to take full control of the entire building process. All of the elements are produced by us at our locations; only the final assembly takes place at the construction site. Building in a factory’s controlled conditions allows for standardised construction with a minimal margin of error. As a result, we can always deliver the highest quality and offer clear guarantees in the planning process. Our industrialised construction method also ensures a more efficient and productive construction process that saves us time, 30 to 50 per cent compared to traditional construction. That allows us to deliver a large number of robust buildings in a short amount of time.
Circular construction means that all products, materials and resources can be reused, preserving their value as much as possible. This is called a closed cycle. We don’t just look at their use and reuse, however, but also their origin. We examine the environmental impact of every product, from the cradle to the grave. At Jan Snel, we’re working towards fully circular construction within the next few years. And we’re right on track – our modular construction method enables us to halve CO2 emissions on every project!