About Us

Extensions, Pods, Annexes, Disability Adaptions, Lodges, Houses, Flats

Modular By Design is a UK-based supplier of factory finished modular buildings.
We specialise in low volume bespoke projects and ‘one-offs’ that we typically design for individual settings.

Our purpose is to bring the benefits of factory constructed buildings to the home adaptation and new-build market.

We offer a full turnkey service from inception through to sign off – including planning applications and all onsite enabling works. Design, planning and project management are our speciality.

Our Pods Are Suitable For:

• Home Extensions, Single or Multi Storey
• DDA Spec Wetrooms and Bedrooms
• Penthouses and High Level Roof Extensions
• Granny / Nanny Annexes and Garden Rooms
• Schools
• Temporary Accommodation Facilities
• Healthcare Buildings

What Is Modular Construction?

Why Choose A Pod?
Volumetric Systems
Modular Construction Process
Fast Construction Time
The British climate can cause all kinds of delays to building projects. Your bespoke pod is factory built, so there will never be any weather delays. Modular By Design will deliver and install your pod within 8-10 weeks of your order, subject to planning permission.

Cost Effective, Reliable Budgeting
Factory construction means you can budget with confidence knowing that there will be no overruns or hidden charges. Faster construction time means less cost overall.

Personal Service
Our inhouse graphics team will guide you through the design stages of your project.

A Greener Solution
10% of all material delivered to site is waste, according to current estimates. But factory waste runs at less than 1%. Factory waste is monitored to minimise deliveries to site – thereby reducing your carbon footprint.

Less Disruption To Your Home
We can be in and out in a matter of days depending on the scope of work. Therefore you won’t have builders and their equipment on site for weeks on end. It is perfectly feasible for us to deliver your modular building and for you to move in the same day.

It takes less than a week for us to complete the onsite work. Because most of the modular construction happens offsite, we don’t need as many tradesmen (plumbers, electricians, tilers) on site – so the project is cleaner, quicker and simpler.

Building In Hard-to-Reach Places
If you have limited access to your garden or roof, and you want to add a room on to your house, we can help. Your pod will be factory built and then craned into position over your roof as a fully finished unit. We’ll only need minimum access to the inside of your home.

Guaranteed Workmanship
Modular By Design gives you a 24-month material warranty on your building that is in addition to the statutory requirements and building regulations that we are obliged to meet.
Volumetric systems (our speciality) take the panelised wall, floor and roof panels and erect them in our production facility to create the actual building on the factory floor.

An experienced fit-out crew of plumbers, electricians, joiners and decorators then finish the entire building internally. Walls, skirtings and arkatraves are pre primed in white. All lights and sockets are pre-installed. The building is ready for occupation prior to leaving the factory.

We can factory apply external finishes such as cladding systems, insulated renders and brick slips. Modular By Design thereby ensure the highest quality throughout the entire build process due to the rigorous quality control systems of the factory environment.

Conventional building materials, codes and standards apply to pod building, But modular construction only takes a fraction of the time to complete compared with a traditional build.

After manufacturing, the pod is ready for installation. It’s transported to the site and craned into position on the building’s foundations. The pod is then joined to another pod, or an existing structure, to form a single building.

Types of Project:
Whether its simply adding an extension to a house or creating a site of manufactured housing, Modular By Design can make almost any structure the architect designs.

Typical Projects For Home Owners:
House Extensions (Single or Multi Storey)
Garden Offices
Pre-Built Houses

Commercial Buildings Can Range From:
Schools and Modular Student Rooms
Hospital Units, Clinics and Care Homes
Staff Quarters and Key Worker Accommodation
Site Survey
We’ll visit the site to take measurements and plot the drain, waste and service runs. We’ll also carry out ground and structural surveys if necessary.

Planning Application
If you wish, we can prepare planning drawings and help secure planning permission for your project.

Quote And Design
Our designers will work with you to agree your final specification. Then we’ll offer you a firm quotation.

We’ll provide documentation for grant applications and Approved Documents for Building Regulations.

Project Management
You’ll have a dedicated point of contact at Modular By Design. We’ll give you full and transparent access to the project as it progresses.

Once you’ve agreed your design and accepted our quote, we’ll begin manufacturing your pod.

Groundwork Preperation takes a few days and this will be carried out whilst the pod is being manufactured.

We carefully coordinate our manufacturing and installation teams to fast track your project and spend minimal time on site. On delivery day, our installation team will be on site to connect and commission your pod ready for hand-over.