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14 April 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

Claiming to be the UK’s largest supplier of recycled and refurbished modular buildings, Foremans now has the largest selection of previously owned Portakabin buildings which are immediately available to reduce lead times.

The company has also stated that its turnover has doubled since 2011 and a year ahead of target while in the past year, order value has increased by 46% and growth in the education sector is up by a record 94%.

Modular buildings from Foremans are reconfigured to the exact specification for each project and are fitted with completely new windows, wall linings, partitions, M&E services, doors and flooring, creating quality accommodation for permanent or interim applications. 

The refurbishment is carried out off site at one of Foremans’ two production centres while ground works are progressed on site, further reducing lead times that are said to be approximately 70% faster than site-based construction. The buildings can then be clad in a range of finishes, including brick and rainscreen, to complement existing facilities if required.

The buildings can be purchased in single and multi-storey configurations and can be designed and refurbished for a variety of uses, including offices in the public and private sectors, teaching blocks and sixth form centres for schools, transport depots, health centres and ancillary accommodation for hospitals.

“Our approach to re-using Portakabin buildings combines all the advantages of modular construction – speed and reduced disruption – with the additional benefits of exceptional cost efficiency, lead times reduced by up to 30% compared with new modular construction and greater sustainability to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint,” explained Mike Williams, MD, Foremans.

Picture: Billing Brook School in Northamptonshire has benefited from a  two-storey school complex from Foremans

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 14 April 2016

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