FAQ
Modular Construction

In principle, modular construction is suitable for new buildings of any kind. We are not talking about just stacking containers on top of each other. The architecture of modular buildings cannot be distinguished from that of conventionally constructed buildings.

Parallel processes and weather-independent production reduce construction times. Clients can save money because they can use their modules earlier.

We guarantee the high quality of our modular buildings through our proven, detailed solutions, standardized processes and start-to-finish monitoring.

Yes, modules can be added onto a conventionally erected building or directly adjacent to an existing modular construction. We can also add modules over several construction phases without this being visible in the finished building.

As Wenker is not bound to any standardized dimensions, module size is limited solely by the mode of transport and legal regulations.

By relying extensively on prefabrication in our own plant and working hand in hand with our clients, we eliminate otherwise typical construction delays. The same applies to pricing reliability.

Like all permanent structures, modular buildings are also subject to the latest version of the Energy Conservation Act (EnEV) and must therefore meet applicable EnEV standards. WENKER modular building makes it easy to comply with legally mandated use of renewable energies in combination with component insulation, plant technology and summer heat insulation.

The steel skeletons of our modules have a corrosion-resistant casing. The module is protected from the elements, harmful environmental influences and corrosion by its thermal envelope (roof, gradient insulation and insulated facade).

By staggering how our modules are arranged, we can accommodate buildings with protruding bays, balconies and loggia or customized exteriors. We can certainly produce buildings with organic shapes, but only as special applications or in the form of hybrid buildings combining modular and traditional construction techniques.

In our modular buildings we use only quality-tested materials and branded products from our own production team or from German manufacturers such as Knauf, Isover, Schüco, Sto, Herholz or Keramag.

Because modular buildings utilize point loads rather than surface loads for load transfer, point or strip foundations along the module axes are sufficient. Special foundations are also possible, depending on the site.

There is no difference to a conventionally constructed building. Both are built to the same high standards and are intended for permanent use.

Modular construction makes sense whenever building plans call for repeating, identical units, as is the case for halls of residence, apartments, hospitals and hotels.

Not much can go wrong provided the plans stay within the basic modular grid pattern. It’s also a good idea to include us in your planning as early as possible. We would be happy to help you make your design as detailed as possible.

Any commercially available curtain facades can be used. And much more!

Up to 4 m wide and 17 m long.


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