It’s important for your congregation to gather under one protected roof. But how do you do so efficiently and cost-effectively? Modular church buildings are the answer. You’ll soon understand if modular building construction is right for your congregation.
What Is Modular Construction?
Firstly, modular construction allows a building structure to be built in an off-site factory. Traditional construction has to happen on-site. They meet the same building codes as conventional construction over less amount of time. Moreover, the usage of same materials as traditional construction work.
Through assembly-line techniques, modular building factories prefabricate a building in individual modules. In fact, it’s a more efficient process. The construction site can be prepared at the same time as the building is being constructed, rather than each phase being completed consecutively.
For churches in particular, permanent or temporary modular buildings can be for:
- Fellowship halls
- Church sanctuaries
- Youth rooms
- Administrative offices
Temporary vs. Permanent Modular Buildings
Secondly, temporary modular buildings are specifically for relocation. They are a leased space for a defined period of time. After construction, they can be repurposed and reused several times.
In reality, temporary modular buildings are structurally the same as permanent buildings. Their difference comes from their ability to disconnect and transport easily.
Permanent modular construction is for long-term use. Materials include wood, steel, and concrete frames. To the naked eye, it’s difficult to tell the difference between temporary and permanent modular buildings.
Permanent modular buildings come with upgrades. These include customized architectural design features and finishes.
Installation and foundations are for long-term use. They often include landscape features to make it more naturally part of the surrounding environment.
Benefits of Modular Construction
Thirdly, there are numerous benefits to modular church buildings! For instance, the main two benefits are the time and the cost of construction.
Faster construction means that you can occupy your church sooner, with less disruption at the site of construction. Building time takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks. Off-site construction is safer for workers. It’s convenient if you only need a temporary space.
Cost is also a huge benefit of modular construction. For the new V-B type of temporary modular buildings, prices range between $60 and $80 per square foot. This disregards site-work, delivery, and installation.
For custom modular buildings, they have a broader price range from $60 to $80 per square foot because there are so many customization options. Beyond the customization, the structure type and complexity also factor into the price.
Customizations for your church to consider are lighting, acoustics, design, and comfort.
Modular Church Buildings for Your Congregation
Lastly, modular church buildings are comfortable, fast, and cost-effective. They keep your congregation together under one roof quickly. With the same structural integrity as traditional construction, they provide incredible value with little cons.
Ready to get one of your own? Download our checklist today, or give us a call for more information! Above all, our checklist will inform you on how to get a modular building completed on time and within budget.