You would have heard the phrase “time is money.” This is especially true for construction projects, where budget and schedule are so dependent on one another that any delays can directly result in costs. When starting a large construction project, it’s important that you maximise all the ways you can save time.
Building bathrooms offsite is one of the sure-fire ways you can save time. How so? Here are 7 key ways modular bathroom integration can save time on construction projects in Australia and New Zealand.
1. You save overall project time.
Offsite bathroom construction is simply the faster way to build bathrooms. When bathrooms are built offsite, there’s no need to coordinate between multiple trades, which often can become complicated. This alone can already cause significant delays.
More than that, offsite bathroom construction can happen before or during your project. So, when the building is ready for bathrooms to be installed, bathrooms can be ready and simply added into their allocated positions.
Your overall project therefore benefits from reduced construction time, allowing you to finish a job early or have some more time to remedy any other issues that come up during construction.
2. You won’t have to worry about project delays and extra costs caused by defects or other quality issues.
In a controlled environment, like a factory, quality control is completely assured. Your manufacturer focuses solely on your bathrooms, which means they monitor the building process and the final results much more closely than any contractor would be able to in a traditional, onsite setting. This way, you’re assured that all bathrooms are consistent in terms of quality, functionality, design, and other factors important to you.
More than that, with a reputable manufacturer, you can trust that all their specialists from different trades – from electricians to plumbing experts – all work together under the same organised system. This gives you more assurance that your bathrooms will be completed well within schedule.
3. You only work with a single point of contact.
One advantage of working with a single point of contact is that all aspects and stages of a job are streamlined. Bathroom construction often requires extremely careful planning, so working with only one contractor (that manages all trades involved) makes the project much easier for you to stay on top of.
You get to focus your attention on their unique project management techniques, quality control strategies, protocols, and other processes in their factory. Although planning and working closely with your manufacturer also takes up some of your time, it’s a more efficient, productive method, compared to coordinating with multiple contractors.
4. You get to expedite your materials purchasing process.
When taking on a modular bathroom construction project, your manufacturer would be building exact replica bathrooms. This means that all materials required for the project are the same, allowing you to purchase items in bulk. This is often a cheaper as well as faster way to source materials.
5. You get to design bathrooms that speak to your specific preferences.
On the same note, sourcing materials in bulk helps you achieve thoughtfully designed, uniform bathrooms. Some developers or owners would have a specific design or brand guidelines to upload across their suite of multiple project locations – perhaps one in a specific architectural style or that incorporates certain aesthetic elements like lighting or colour. With all materials bought in bulk, you can build multiple replicas of uniquely styled bathrooms with less cost and time.
6. You won’t have to deal with too much construction waste.
Construction waste can accumulate fast, especially when you have too many jobs onsite. Construction waste is not only a hindrance to working fast, but it can also pose serious health and safety risks. Plus, clearing out construction waste is time-consuming as well. All this slows down the work onsite.
When you build bathrooms offsite, you can significantly reduce the amount of waste, and therefore allow workers to work bette, more confidently, and more efficiently. An Interpod bathroom only requires the removal of plastic wrap and timber transport gluts, both of which can be recycled.
7. An Interpod bathroom pod can be installed in under two hours.
As long as the building floors provide good access for bathroom pods to be delivered safely, and lines for water, electrical, and plumbing are all prepared well in advance, bathroom pod installation is quick and easy. In under two hours, your building has fully equipped, fully functioning, defect-free bathrooms, and the bathroom construction part of your project is complete.
Save time and money when you work with Interpod
At Interpod, we seek to provide you with a seamless experience. Not only is modular bathroom construction your most time-efficient option; working with Interpod’s experienced specialists lets you experience the best of modular construction innovation and track record.
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