The Portakabin Group has expanded the range of colours and design possibilities now available for buildings constructed using its Yorkon off-site solutions, giving architects, contractors and customers even greater aesthetic flexibility.
The latest building system available for Yorkon projects has been engineered to remove the need for external columns, creating seamless, flush façades. The palette of colours for the steel envelope has also been expanded from 20 to 55, giving architects and designers genuine creative freedom without having to specify secondary cladding.
The modular buildings can be finished in a wider range of colours to complement or contrast with adjacent schemes – or multiple shades and colours can be specified for a single façade to create a lively, vibrant and impactful exterior.
Other external finish options include render, brickwork, timber or rainscreen cladding, which can either be installed off site at the Portakabin production centre in York or on site according to programme and individual project requirements.
Yorkon off-site solutions now offer literally thousands of design configurations and permutations, manufactured with optimum efficiency to suit almost any site or building footprint. There is also the widest choice of glazing – from full height curtain walling to ribbon windows – and roofing options to create bespoke, landmark buildings and outstanding, award-winning architecture.
This unprecedented design flexibility is combined with the unrivalled efficiency of off-site construction that means reduced programme times, greater certainty of delivery on time and on budget, precision engineering in factory conditions for improved quality, less disruption during the build process, and stronger sustainability credentials.
The many applications of Yorkon off-site solutions include:
- Teaching facilities for schools, academies and colleges
- Hospital buildings, treatment centres and health clinics
- Highly complex laboratories for the chemical and nuclear sectors
- Commercial offices, control centres and amenity buildings for manufacturers
- Superstores, retail kiosks and convenience stores
- Passenger and operational facilities for railways, ports and airports.