Modular buildings today are more than just temporary trailers. You may not even realize that many of the church buildings and other businesses you frequent on a regular basis are modular buildings.

Modular Church Buildings

If you are part of a growing congregation, budget limitations may be keeping you from building the space you need for a sanctuary, bible study, choir room, youth center, Sunday school center, administrative offices, counseling center and social hall. Conventional construction is time-consuming and expensive, but prefabricated church buildings can make your dreams a reality. Your modern modular place of worship could be ready to go in just a few short months.

Modular buildings get their name from the way they are built. The Modular Building Institute defines modular construction as, “A process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities – but in about half the time. Buildings are produced in “modules” that, when put together on site, reflect the identical design intent and specifications of the most sophisticated site-built facility – without compromise.”

How do today’s prefabricated buildings differ from mobile (or manufactured) buildings? They are required to conform to the same local building codes as “stick-built” buildings.  The exterior and interior designs are just as intricate as their brick-and-mortar counterparts, and they can be customized to your specifications and expanded to cover many thousands of square feet or multiple stories, with stairwells and elevators for convenient access.

Nationwide modular church building contractors, such as Modular Genius, offer experienced teams of designers, engineers, project managers and field superintendents. Aside from fabricating the building components, they can serve as general contractor for all aspects of the process, such as architectural renderings, foundations and site preparation, exterior ramps and steps, paving and landscaping, and more.

Advantages of Modular Church Buildings

  • Shorter Timetable
    Modular building can cut construction time in half. The sections are built in the factory and transported to the building site in nearly finished condition. They have been engineered so that stairwells, utility lines, heating and air conditioning, and other systems are already in place when they arrive on site. Modules are quickly connected, like building blocks, and are immediately ready for professional interior and exterior finishing work.
  • Substantial Savings
    Modular church construction is typically at least 20% less expensive that conventional construction. This makes a lot of sense in today’s economy.
  • Design Options
    Do you love the look of time-honored churches with pitched shingled roofs, bell towers, covered porticoes, and skylights? Or maybe you prefer something more contemporary and eye-catching? Modular construction lends itself to churches of all sizes, designs and styles. The resulting structure will be virtually indistinguishable from a conventionally built structure.
  • Flexibility
    Modular buildings are unique in that they can be designed to allow for future expansion and can be permanent or portable. They can easily be disassembled and moved to a new location if necessary.
  • Greener
    Modular construction complies with the highest green building standards, including LEED® certification.  The manufacturing process uses less energy and water, and waste is controlled with strict manufacturing controls. And most new prefabricated structures are built with recycled steel, making them strong, fire-resistant and mold-resistant.

If the idea of saving money and building faster and greener appeals to you, consider modular church buildings when your church, synagogue or temple needs more space to accommodate a growing congregation.