Modular Construction Systems

Modular Construction Technical Finishing Solutions: Revolutionizing the Building Industry

Modular construction, one of the fastest growing building sectors globally, is redefining how architects, consultants, and contractors approach construction projects. By closely achieving the three key variables – time, cost, and quality – modular construction provides a competitive edge in the industry.

As a leading provider of interior and exterior finishing solutions, Terraco offers a One Stop Shop for modular manufacturers. Our range of solutions includes flexible board joint treatments, specialty primers and decorative finishes, tiling solutions and bathroom / shower tanking systems, as well as EIFS / ETICS / EWI systems.

Modular construction refers to the use of factory-produced / pre-engineered building units that are delivered to site and assembled as large volumetric components or substantial elements of a building. Terraco’s Technical Service Teams actively engage with customers in both the technical and production areas to provide product design and performance finishing solutions.


Product System Customisation

Terraco delivers product system solutions for modules (prefabricated units) under factory controlled conditions, ensuring top-quality finishing for interior and exterior surfaces in areas such as:

  • Flexible tiling solutions for kitchen and bathroom pods;
  • Flexible jointing systems for different types of boards – calcium silicate, cement fiber, external grade gypsum, and magnesium oxide (MGO) boards;
  • Skimming and coating of panels;
  • Cladding finishes – coatings, brick slips, and more for SIPS, LSF panels, etc.;
  • Quick-set, flexible waterproofing.


Production Customisation

Terraco focuses on customising the product system for each specific modular plant, enabling manufacturers to maximize throughput and achieve guaranteed quality. Our technical team targets:

  • De-skilling application and improving automation of product application;
  • Enhancing quality control via spray-applied systems;
  • Reducing application / drying times using quick-set products;
  • Customising products for factory environments – forced drying, oven drying systems, etc.;
  • Enhancing product flexibility for transporting modular units, lightweight steel frame sections, or timber framing to site;
  • Coordinating research and development with automation systems;
  • Being a sustainable solutions provider;
  • Ensuring a direct relationship between the client and Terraco’s Technical Centre in Ireland.

Terraco also pays close attention to fire safety design aspects, detailing for seismic requirements, structural design elements, and Green Building requirements when customising products. Our interior products are part of the Terraco EcoLife range, which are free from Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, and other potentially harmful emissions. Learn more about EcoLife products here.


Finishing Solutions

Terraco offers a wide array of products to meet the technical requirements for finishing various areas of a modular building system. For more information on these solutions, please refer to our Modular Construction brochure or contact your nearest Terraco Regional Technical Centre for additional information.

Click on the Modular Construction Solutions Brochure below: