Portable Offices develops new Eco-Friendly modular building sheeting

Modular Buildings have just become better for the environment thanks to the introduction of an innovative modular sheeting developed by Portable Offices.

The new modular sheeting is designed to protect the panels in transit and is reusable and more durable ensuring full protection of the prefabricated mobile offices during transportation.

Produced from hard wearing terram material, the sheeting is breathable and is tear resistant allowing easy adherence to panels. This means it can be re-used thereby achieving cost-savings of up to 80% and providing excellent waste management benefits.

John Lutkevitch, Operations Supervisor of Portable Offices has spearheaded the development of the new product and is proud of its green credentials: “A large amount of the 86.9 million tonnes of waste that ends up in skips consists of packaging such as pallets, shrink wrap or plastic sheeting.  This accounts for a considerable amount of our site waste which means customers pay twice for it – once when the material is delivered and secondly, when the material is removed by the waste collector.

“The new terram sheeting involves a slightly higher initial outlay but is totally reusable – on average it should cover three or four moves – which is good news for our waste management programme and therefore the environment and will also benefit clients looking to save costs as we can reuse sheeting and the timber stays used for bracing the sheeting during transport and storage.”

The new product is gradually being introduced from December and should be in operation on all contracts by early next year.

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