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The Rising Role Of Upcycling Through Choosing Modular Buildings

The Rising Role Of Upcycling Through Choosing Modular Buildings

Sustainability is an ever-present factor within the construction industry, and as the demand for construction increases, so does the importance of being conscious of how buildings are created. In this article, we look at the importance of sustainability in construction through upcycling older buildings, as our industry works hard to minimise time, costs and environmental impact.

The Environmental Benefits Of Modular Construction

We have previously discussed the many environmental benefits of modular construction, such as:

  • Reduced room for error
  • Reduced lead times
  • Reduced construction cost
  • Reduction in material waste
  • Green fixtures, fittings and finishes
  • Reduction in energy use for construction and onwards
  • Reduced transport-related impact
  • Support for the reduce, reuse and recycle initiative
  • Reduced disruption
  • Increased adaptability to existing surroundings
  • Insulation that reduces energy needs
  • Increased architectural creativity

To this list, we can now add upcycling!

If you’d like to read more about each of these unique benefits, take a look at our recent articles:


Reusing Modular Buildings

Upcycling can be considered as “breathing new life into older buildings”. This could go further than an internal refit or refurbishment, it could be completely changing the identity of the building. For example, converting a modular classroom used in a primary school to an office block or staffroom, fit for a team of employees in just about any sector. Simply, whether you’re creating a colourful primary school or a more prestigious development, it’s always possible to create the right building based on the space you require.

This is not only a fantastic benefit of modular construction in terms of sustainability, but also in terms of speed and cost; you’d be surprised at the time scale needed to transform a building!

It’s sustainable, practical and cost-effective. Upcycling projects can deliver imaginative and inspiring buildings that will last for decades. You can find out more about how environmentally conscious Springfield are on at our sustainability page.

Sustainable Modular Buildings From Springfield

If you’d like some further information on projects we have previously successfully delivered, take a look at our case studiestestimonials and brochure. Or, to get in contact with our expert team for a friendly discussion, give us a call on 01744 851 958, fill out our contact form or request a call back, we would love to work with you to create your ideal building whether it’s an upcycle or a brand new, bespoke space.

Why choose Springfield


We have over 40 years’ experience in the portable building industry and know the best way to produce high-quality affordable buildings that meet everyone’s differing needs.

Made in the UK

We are proud of our buildings which are designed, sourced and built in the UK by our on-site dedicated teams.


Our on-site design and production allow us to create your building to your exact specifications - both inside and outside.


Our buildings are manufactured to last, and our building process means that there is less waste than with traditional building methods

Value for money

Our high-quality materials and production methods mean we can offer you great quality modular builds at an exceptional value.

Buy or hire

We give you the option to either buy or hire your building, depending on your needs. We also offer open-ended contracts so you can have more flexibility. 

Contact Us

Contact our friendly team for more information on our full range of buildings and how to start the process of hiring or buying a modular building for your business. Our expert team is always available to give advice, guidance or support.

Springfield Mobile Ltd
Unit 2, 12 Abbotsfield Road,
St Helens,

Tel: 01744 851958

Fax: 01744 811565

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