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Modular Engineering

Modular Engineering

Pipe Center’s award-winning Modular Engineering service gives you a decisive advantage in today’s competitive marketplace.

Modular Engineering

Modular Engineering

Modular offsite solutions give contractors a decisive competitive advantage

Pipe Center’s award-winning Modular Engineering service gives you a decisive advantage in today’s competitive marketplace. 

What is it?

Offsite modular engineering involves the creation in pristine factory conditions of multi-service modules, containing all the services needed for a building.

The work is carried out in our state-of-the-art, combined fabrication and modular engineering facility in Basildon, equipped with the latest systems and staffed by our expert and fully trained workforce.

Modular offsite assembly is proven to:

  • Reduce costs by up to 30 per cent
  • Cut materials wastage to virtually zero
  • Deliver pre-tested, proven solutions to site on time - every time.

Forward-thinking contractors are increasingly using our modular engineered service to secure orders for projects and succeed. 

The problem…

Conventionally, building services pipe work and electrical systems are installed individually on-site, using several trades. This requires working in building site conditions, with the inevitable pressures and limitations involved.

Given skills shortages, tough health and safety laws and daily management issues, no one should be surprised that the end result often falls short of the mark – on quality, reliability and client satisfaction.

The bottom line is that onsite installation is an extremely inefficient and expensive method of delivering the top quality, cost-effective services demanded by clients for today’s high-tech buildings.

… and the solution

Offsite modular engineering solves the problem by assembling all the services required for even the most complex buildings in modular units in a purpose-built workshop facility.

The modules include all full rage of piped systems amd materials – including:

  • Domestic Hot and cold water;
  • Chilled Water; Heating;
  • Electrical;
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration;
  • Data and security trunking.

Multi-service modules are designed to the mm to fit the building. Once assembled, pipe work and electrics are pre-tested, then modules are transported to site, located in position and simply connected up. The savings for you in terms of cost, time and skilled manpower are dramatic and proven.

The benefits to you

Modular offsite engineering delivers major benefits to you. It will:

  • Cut your costs by up to 30 per cent, making you more competitive and enabling you to win more work. It also gives you cost certainty, with no hidden surprises.
  • Save you time by reducing time on site from weeks to days, freeing up expensive labour for productive work on other projects – improving your profits.
  • Overcome skills shortages by using less technical trades for onsite installation, as the specialist work has already been done for you.
  • Deliver on time, every time: you are no longer subject to the vagaries of site conditions, or at the mercy of multiple suppliers or the workforce. We guarantee to deliver on time, every time – eliminating the risk of penalties and enhancing your reputation.
  • Simplify management: With a single supplier rather than a dozen or more, and just one invoice, you are freed up to do what you do best – deliver for your own client
  • Delight your client: With a proven, pre-tested system, delivered on time and guaranteed to work, you will never let your client down.

How it works

We work with you to design a complete building services solution for your project. This includes creation of state-of-the-art drawings, showing in photographic detail all components required.

Once the design is agreed, it is automatically split into modular units that can be manufactured offsite at our facility with great accuracy. Components and materials are automatically selected – eliminating waste and further reducing cost.

We assemble the modules in our state-of-the-art, combined fabrication and modular engineering facility in West Horndon. Our skilled workers assemble all pipe work and M&E services - including electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling supply services - into the pre-designed modules.

All services on completed modules are factory-tested to ensure they work and are completely leak-tight. Finished modules are finally delivered to site, located in position – and simply connected up.

Our award-winning approach

Pipe Center’s pioneering approach to offsite modular building services solutions has won a major national award for innovation in construction. It received the award for Best Product or System in the Offsite Construction Awards 2009, held alongside Interbuild at the NEC.

The award recognised the ability of Pipe Center’s approach to reduce costs, save waste, protect the environment, cut accidents and deliver an assured level of quality - on time and to budget.


For more details:

Call: 01268 244 780

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Download: Modular Engineering Brochure