Frequently Asked Questions

Some people still have the idea that Modular Buildings are ‘Temporary Buildings’, this is definitely NOT the case. The majority of Modular Buildings are now classed as permanent buildings and a new Modular Building from Paragon Space comes with a 25 Year Structural warranty and a 60-year design life. However, we understand many of our Customers are still unsure what a Modular Building is and what the requirements are, here are some of the more commonly asked questions:

What Is A Modular Building?
Modular building is the term used to describe buildings that are made from one or more pre-fabricated sections (also known as modules). Rather than being constructed on-site like traditional buildings, they are fabricated in a factory in sections before being assembled on-site to create a temporary or permanent building. Just as with traditional structures, modular buildings can come in a huge range of sizes and configurations, styles, and finishes. Modules can be put together in a wide range of designs, from single story layouts, to buildings that are multiple storeys high, they are sometimes called prefabricated buildings. Because of this they provide a very high quality product at a competitive cost.
What Is Our Process?
Initially, we’ll listen to you and your requirements to work out exactly what you need before creating a modular construction and building design that ticks each checkbox. We pride ourselves on our quality service and will keep you informed through every step of the journey. Starting with the basic design and running through the stages of planning, manufacture, ground works, installation, fit out, steps and ramps; your building will cater to needs that can range from accessibility and visibility to internal arrangement and modern technology. But it doesn't end there, as we also provide expert landscaping to remove all evidence that the area was ever a construction site, making it ready for immediate use whilst adhering to strict health and safety standards. The final stage is the handover process, with Paragon Space talking you through features and applications in detail whilst ensuring that the information is digestible and designed for easy future reference. We're dedicated to making the entire process as smooth and stress-free as possible, giving you a building that will stand the test of time and take whatever your industry may throw at it.
How Much Does A Modular Building Cost?
Modular buildings prices vary depending on size, use and specification. We are confident we won’t be beaten on a like for like basis and we also have the advantage of being able to offer fully refurbished units with an approximate saving of 20% on new builds!
Is Planning Permission Required?
Yes - Planning Permission is required for all permanent Modular buildings but we recommend that you speak to your local Planning Authority for guidance, we can assist with your Planning Application.
Do your buildings comply with Building Regulations?
Yes – our buildings are manufactured to comply with English, Scottish and Welsh Building Regulations, including Part L2a and Part M, we also provided fully HBN/HTM healthcare buildings.
Do you manufacture your own units?
Yes – all our buildings are manufacture here in our factory in East Yorkshire and we welcome clients to come and see the buildings during manufacture. Make sure you are dealing direct with the manufacturer and not paying for the ‘middle man’.
Can you help with design?
Yes – we have our own in-house design team who will assist with any design questions you may have and will produce CAD drawings to your requirements.
Do you offer a Turnkey Solution?
Yes – we are your one-stop shop for Modular and Portable Buildings. We will take care of everything for you including the foundations, services, steps & ramps etc.

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