June 11, 2020
While both domestic and global construction standards have evolved over the years, traditional building may not be the best way forward with the increased strength of Category 5 storms.
In The Bahamas, a new company is shaking up the local home construction industry, providing residents across the country with accessibility to modern modular homes that are weather-resistant builds and insurance approved.
Led by CEO Edward Rice, Mosaic Modular opened in Freeport, just before Hurricane Dorian hit the island.
“Having lived in Freeport for some years previously, I knew right from the outset, that it was the perfect location for us to launch this building system,” said Rice.
“The Bahamas is a place that needs a sustainable solution to withstand the onslaught of wind and water more than anywhere else.”
From its base on Grand Bahama Island, Mosaic Modular provides fully integrated modular system homes that slot together to create a range of unique, resilient structures.
The Mosaic system is perfect for a variety of applications, situated in a variety of environments: from an emergency shelter in hurricane-hit areas to luxury beach houses built near the sea.
Already, Mosaic Modular structures have arrived in Eleuthera, where they will be going up soon. Unlike other modular home models, the Mosaic design does away with the usual design limitations and allows for true customization for both residential clients and those interested in smaller commercial projects.
Through its process of environmentally friendly pre-fabrication, Mosaic Modular also cuts down on expensive transport costs which would normally be passed on to the homeowner.
“What we deliver is a market-friendly, fully customizable modular space that is not only beautiful and modern but can be fully completed in half the time of a traditional construction project,” explained Rice.
“Within time, we hope to be able to manufacture sustainable Mosaic structures for the Caribbean and North America, all from right here in Freeport.”
In addition to providing a quality product for future homeowners, the company’s ultimate goal is to create community environments that are safe and able to withstand natural disasters, most especially the flooding that made Dorian so destructive.
The exterior of each Mosaic Modular home is built around an aluminum superstructure which is strong, durable, and versatile, making it perfect for withstanding hurricanes that have increased in intensity over the years.
“Our mission is a simple one” explained Rice “to nurture a sense of community, while also doing our part to reduce the impact that traditional construction projects can have on the environment.”
With the 2020 hurricane season now in full swing, the company has launched its website to allow those not in Grand Bahama the same access to their Mosaic prototype through video.
“Our home will be moved shortly to a more accessible residential area,” said Rice. “But you only have to check on our site and you can take a virtual tour and see how our modular are modern, beautiful, and most importantly safe.”
The exterior of each Mosaic Modular home is built around an aluminum superstructure which is strong, durable, and versatile, making it perfect for withstanding hurricanes that have increased in intensity over the years.(Photo courtesy of Barefoot Marketing)
A New Take on Traditional Design
Mosaic Modular provides modern modular home designs that are weather-resistant builds and insurance approved - perfect to withstand increasingly intense hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Environmentally Friendly Construction
The Mosaic system is perfect for a variety of applications, situated in a variety of environments: from an emergency shelter in hurricane-hit areas to luxury beach houses built near the sea.(Photo courtesy of Barefoot Marketing)
Multiple Mosaic Modular Units can be connected and customized to create beautiful and fully functional construction builds ranging from residential to commercial units.(Photo courtesy of Barefoot Marketing)