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  • ModPods International Ltd Modular Volumetric Galvanised Light Gauge Steel Building System

ModPods International Ltd was formed in 2017 to the call from a large UK local authority to assist with their housing crisis a crisis that is prevalent across the UK. ModPods set out to design 12 standard architype dwellings catering for the needs of every demographic from single storey bungalows single occupant to two and three storey houses (multiple occupants) and finally apartments up to twelve storeys.

ModPods is now amongst the top five Offsite manufacturers in the UK with a reputation for manufacturing robust quality precision built modular housing solutions that are fully complaint exceed future homes standards and energy efficient with added green technology to protect the environment and minimise cost to the occupants.

ModPods are constructed of a robust hot rolled steel subframe with SFS steel external insulated walls and comes with a plethora of available external finishes such as Brick slip, render, Cedral Board, Equitone or powder coated aluminium, desirable living space that is modern and affordable.

Base in Kenilworth in the Midlands and accessible to all major routes, ModPods deliver projects across the UK for more information visit our website www.modpodsinternational.com

ModPods International Ltd Modular Volumetric Galvanised Light Gauge Steel Building System

The modules are based on BW Industries Surebuild system. Structures are pin jointed and diagonally braced for overall stability.

The structural design of the module frame incorporates 140 x 140mm x 8mm hot rolled steel corner and intermediate posts. The main floor beams are 450/29 PFC Z45. Floor end beams are 300/50 PFC Z39.

Main roof beams are 300/29 PFC Z39. Roof end beams are 175/50 PFC Z39. Connections between the elements are generally bolted. 225x78x17x1.76/2.46mm lipped LGS floor joists.

The modules are 10960mm long x 4300mm wide over the structure and 3117mm high for the ground module and 2590mm to 3570mm for the upper module.

Durability Assessment: Minimum of 60 years

Limits of Scope

  • Maximum 2 storeys for residential use;
  • Bottom members in contact with foundations/sub-structure must be fully isolated from contact with moisture from the ground or external sources; lightweight steel members must not be in potential contact with moisture;
  • Minimum 25 mm drained cavity behind external wall claddings, or as required by the cladding manufacturer;
  • Adequate sub-floor ventilation must be maintained to the void below the ground floor – minimum 1500mm2/linear metre of external walls or 500mm2/m2 of floor area;
  • ModPods International Ltd. must be contracted for the design, manufacture, supply and erection of the structures;
  • A chartered structural engineer suitably experienced in the design of this type of structure must be sub-contracted for the structural analysis and design
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