Modular technology differs from traditional construction, and the idea of it is often formed on the basis of incomplete or unreliable information, or fragmentary information about another type of houses.
We decided to dispel the five main myths about modular housing construction.
MYTH 1: ONLY FOR SEASONAL LIVING
There is an opinion that modular houses are suitable only for the warm season. This is not so: 2D / 3D and CLT panels of our houses are designed for temperatures up to -70 degrees. In addition, the joints between the panels are securely sealed, which makes the structure impermeable and windproof. In a modular house of our production, you can install any heating system, including underfloor heating, and use the house for permanent residence.
MYTH 2: SHORT-LIVED AND UNRELIABLE
During the construction of a modular house, the same norms and standards apply as in traditional construction, so a modular house is as reliable and durable as a traditional wooden or block house. Moreover, houses made of CLT panels are characterized by increased fire resistance and structural rigidity, which makes it possible to withstand strong winds and seismic activity.
MYTH 3: EVERYONE IS THE SAME AND UGLY
Probably, this is a relic of the Soviet era with its rows of “Swedish houses”, like a carbon copy. But now everything is exactly the opposite, and you have probably already seen this if you looked at the catalog. There are many styles, varieties, layouts and types of finishes, and the design is invariably stylish and modern.
MYTH 4: LOW PRICE = LOW QUALITY
It is usually cheaper to buy a modular house than to build a traditional one, but not because of poor quality, but because mass production reduces time and labor costs, and there is almost no surplus materials left after production. It should be noted that modular houses are presented in price segments from economy to premium.
MYTH 5: A SMALL SQUARE
This misconception is probably due to the confusion between modular houses and temporary buildings like cabins. Modular houses can be of almost any size thanks to the combination of several blocks. You can choose the required number of bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen sizes, provide a veranda and even several floors.
And what myths about modular houses have you encountered?