The housing modules are part of the solutions provided by the industry to the needs of closed spaces in all types of contexts: offices, changing rooms, shelters, warehouses or even homes.

We refer mainly to temporary needs, since this type of modules are designed to be transported to new locations. Sometimes, its use ends up being permanent, therefore, this possibility must also be considered. It is usually due to poor planning or because the benefits of the housing module cover all the needs of the users and they do not see the need to pass a construction designed to be more stable.

They often find structures composed of several modules, even one on top of the other. With them, you can get temporary housing for people who have been displaced for important reasons or even accommodation for workers who must do some work in isolated or remote areas.

These modules are widely assembled. They are only unloaded at their final location, where some tasks are performed, which will largely depend on the use that will be given to them. Furniture, electrical wiring, pipe connection …

What should the housing modules have?

These modules must meet a number of basic requirements:

  • Thermal insulation. Otherwise, the internal conditions of the module in hot or cold environments will lead to loss of comfort.
  • Necessary connections: electricity, water …

The price of housing modules is highly variable. It depends on many issues, such as materials, dimensions, types of insulation, transport, etc. Therefore, giving an estimated price is very complex and with a large margin of error. It is best to contact a company in the area and request a personalized quote.

It is common to find companies or individuals who are dedicated to acquiring marine containers which later turn into housing modules. It is not really the same product, although it can be a good substitute.

Frequent uses for housing modules

There are a wide variety of uses for housing modules. It is very possible that not all:

  • Offices.
  • Showers, changing rooms and / or bathrooms.
  • Schools and other types of public buildings.
  • Temporary or field hospitals.
  • Houses, temporary or not. We could even talk about modular houses.
  • Watchtowers.
  • Camps

Dimensions and materials

Although these structures are highly customizable, there are more or less standardized measures. Height of 2 meters, width of 2.4-3 meters and very variable lengths, from 2.5 to 12 or even more.

Different materials are often used to manufacture room modules. The most prominent ones are galvanized or painted sheets for the exterior, plywood or Finnish cardboard floors, interior profiles and aluminum frames for windows and doors, interior lining of wooden walls …