FAQ's

  • Q. Why should we use Elliott Modular and what makes you different from your competitors?

    A. Elliott Modular has been providing temporary and permanent accommodation solutions for almost 50 years and is part of the Algeco Scotsman Group, the largest global supplier. With our ever expanding UK operation you can be rest assured that Elliott Modular has the expertise, capability, capacity and quality to satisfy your accommodation requirements. Please refer to the opening Modular web page for further information.  None of our competitors can boast the same experience, knowledge, capabilities, geographical locations and infrastructure that Elliott can. We provide a dedicated, comprehensive and quality service giving you peace of mind and the assurance you need.
  • Q. What are the L2A changes?

    A. Purchase projects are subject to an improvement on emissions of 25% over the 2006 regulations.
    Rental projects with an intended period of use of over 2 years need to comply with the regulations applicable at the date of their manufacture and will need bespoke L2A calculations.  This also applies to second hand sale.  Rental projects under 2 years will be issued with a generic certificate supplied by the MPBA (Modular and Portable Building Association).  Projects for construction sites remain exempt.
  • Q. What are timescales from order to delivery to site, and how long will it take to install my building?

    A. Timescales vary depending on complexity and size of project. However, a typical ‘sale’ building consisting of a medium fit-out of around 360 square metres could be delivered to site 6 weeks from design freeze after order, with a further 2-3 weeks to hand over. A similar size ‘lease’ project would be considerably less.
  • Q. What accreditations do you have?

    A. Please refer to the page Accreditations under the "About Elliott" section. For a more detailed explanation of each please feel free to contact us and we will be very happy to provide more information.
  • Q. Are you 'Link-Up' approved?

    A. Yes.
  • Q. What about sustainability and how sustainable are the buildings?

    A. By definition modular buildings as a result of their construction, delivery and erection methods are a superb environmental solution with much less embedded carbon, compared to traditional build. Please refer to our 'Sustainability’ web page which provides you with an overview of why a modular solution is better for our environment.
  • Q. Do I need planning permission for my building?

    A. The general ruling is that you will need planning permission for a building that will be on site for 28 days or more.
  • Q. Do your buildings comply with Building Regulations?

    A. We do have a variety of products within our Modular fleet, however all Elliott Modular products are capable of full Building Regulation compliance.
  • Q. How old are your buildings?

    A. Again we have a variety of products within our existing fleet that vary in age. The structural frames are all designed to last in excess of 50-60 years and each module is fully refurbished to the highest standard prior to delivery to site. This includes all internal electrical fittings and plumbing components. So from your perspective your building will be as good as new when you recieve it, unless agreed sold as seen.
  • Q. What foundations will I need for my building?

    A. Foundations can take various forms depending on the ground conditions, how many floors there are and how long the building will be situated in its location. In many cases the modules will be located on concrete foundation pads typically 600 x 600mm at a depth to suit the ground type. Elliott Modular will always provide a loadcell drawing showing the loads points and services positions.