Sustainability Policy

  • Sustainability Policy

Elliott Modular Buildings cares about our environment!

By definition, Modular Buildings provide an ecological answer to traditional build, with a host of benefits to reduce carbon emissions for a sustained environment.

Product Design

  • The various buildings produced are designed to meet clients exacting requirements, meeting or exceeding Part L of the Building Regulations, unless otherwise specified by the client for special purposes, or if excluded from the regulations.

Production

  • The production methods used do not greatly add to the products carbon rating, generally simple assembly and manufacture. There are no licensed emissions to atmosphere at any Elliott Modular Buildings premises.

Timber

  • All Timber used in Elliott Modular Buildings product comes from sustainable managed sources via approval by Forests Forever and Forestry Sustainability Committee. Use of Hardwood is kept to a minimum, some doors and doorframes. There is use of re-cycled wood in some areas, e.g. OSB is light usage flooring, and particleboard in fitments and work surfaces.

Steel

  • This is a long-life material, which gives strength with low bulk, although moderately high carbon rating in production, need little or no maintenance in use. This is bought in to size and suppliers re-cycle any off-cuts.

Colourcoat Steel

  • This is a long life material, using moderately high carbon in production, of the steel sheet; it has very low maintenance requirements, meaning fewer resources are used to maintain the finish. When bonded to an insulating core, there are few bridges between inner and outer. This is bought in to size for most applications, other sheets may be cut to produce the smaller trim panels, and any off-cuts are re-cycled.

Insulation

  • Various classes of insulation are use in construction, and the ability of all materials is exploited to give best result. Some clients require lower levels because of high temperatures created by their equipment; this is done under special calculations. Used to comply with Building Regulations and save energy in use. These require no maintenance in normal use.

Fibreglass

  • Good insulator used in areas where spread of fire could cause other materials to melt, although produced at high temperature, this is a low carbon product.

Rock Wool

  • A dense insulation, similar to Fibreglass in its carbon rating and a good material to use in areas that spreads of fire would cause materials to melt.

Expanded Polystyrene

  • Expanded Polystyrene, steam expanded only, so no pentane levels are experienced, contains some reprocessed and recycled bead, any off-cuts are returned to the supplier to re-chip and re-use. Low Carbon rating in production and use.

Styrofoam, Polyurethane, PIR, and other expanded foams

  • Used where high levels of insulation are needed, to particular client requirements; moderate carbon ratings.

PVC

  • The PVC in Window Mouldings, Cable Trunking and flooring is used because it is a recoverable resource at end of life it can be chipped and re-used. They are stable surfaces so no painting is required, no stripping chemicals or energy is required to maintain their finish. They also present a high degree of insulation and so add to energy savings, and lower carbon ratings in building use.

Value Engineering

  • The development of the Elliott Modular Buildings product range and the flexibility of modular building design over many years have led to the Value Engineering being an integral part of the design. From the customers initial design brief and from ongoing close liaison with client representatives we can offer various levels of fit out and specification to comply with customer requirements whilst ensuring that the end user satisfaction.