Here at MODNPODS, we make no secret of our love for sustainability and environmentally friendly products. We have spent years working with designers and innovators of sustainable construction materials to include wherever possible in our projects. This week we will share some of our favourite innovations.
- WPC – Wood Panel Composite
A versatile product for wall, deck, wet area and flooring applications both indoors and outdoors. Simply put, it is a blended composite of recycled PE bottles and used industrial pallets or other woods. The material is water tight, adds a layer of insulation and is built to last. We offer it as a standard cladding option on both our container homes and modular homes, as well as an optional extra for decking or outdoor features.
2. Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo is a fast growing and highly durable wood with aesthetic properties to match. Bamboo can mature in a fraction of a time when compared to traditional wood and offers immense strength when strand woven into floorboards. We use bamboo flooring as standard in all our residential and commercial builds.
3. Upcycled Containers
Even the most damaged containers can be upcycled and reused as long as they are structurally sound. Previous builds have seen us remove everything but the structural beams in containers, using the base as a point loading module. Considering the strength of containers, it’s not impossible to see them having years of life at sea as a freight asset, then being refitted to have a second life as a storage, residential or commercial building.
4. Factory Construction
Building in factories allows us to minimise waste through ordering to size. Dust and construction waste are all minimised, as well as noise pollution for neighbours. A traditional build in Australia will see tradesmen on site for months at a time, our builds aim to limit actual site works to the 3-week mark.
5. Solar and Waste Water
We partner with leading local solar and grey water processing companies to offer off grid or semi off grid solutions. Solar saves home owners money in the long term, whilst providing a consistent and renewable energy source.
Our grey water partners offer eco-friendly waste water solutions which can even be set up to feed gardens or vegetation based landscaping solutions.
MODNPODS and MOD-N offer all the above as optional extras. Contact us to discover how sustainable your next modular solution can be!