(ROI) Return on Investment of Demountable Walls vs Conventional Drywall Construction
What is the real return on investment of demountable walls (ROI) vs conventional drywall construction? In the short-term drywall may appear to be the cheaper alternative, but when office space needs change due to staffing fluctuations or other variables, demountable walls deliver a more flexible and sustainable solution with long-term cost benefits. Demountable walls can be reused and reconfigured as demand dictates. As a bonus, NxtWall’s components are not only reusable but also up to 100% recyclable, keeping drywall waste from going into a landfill.
Office environments today need to be flexible, free flowing, and fun! A workplace should be dynamic and scalable- ready to grow or shrink as work patterns dictate. Employees want a work environment that is both private, and at times, collaborative. Employers want a work environment that not only increases worker productivity, but also decreases worker turnover rates. NxtWall reconfigurable demountable wall systems are the perfect solution.
NxtWall demountable walls are 100% reconfigurable. Change is easy with NxtWall’s Flex and View Series modular demountable walls. Standard drywall construction has become a thing of the past in this dynamic ever-changing world. One of our customers shared that to move an employee from place A to place B would cost them over $1,000 dollars per person when using standard drywall construction. But with NxtWall demountable wall systems, our modular “field-fit” walls can be reused. An inventory of parts from an existing office configuration can be reconfigured– often with only a few additional parts and little additional investment. That would be almost $1,000 in cost savings per person. Therefore, if you have thirty employees that would mean $30,000 you could use in other ways.
What are the perceived advantages of drywall?
Drywall has a lower initial cost per linear foot (first cost). But the Price per LF is dependent on geographical area, regional labor costs, Union vs Non-union labor and multiple trade costs which differ greatly across the country. There are many trades involved in constructing a dry wall office: Carpenters, Drywall Installers, Electricians, Painters, etc. Scheduling those workers is increasingly difficult with long lead times and delays. Standard drywall construction does require permits to be pulled which can add days on to an already lengthy construction time schedule. (See timeline comparison below).
A typical drywall planning process requires the following steps:
- Consult a designer
- Hire an architect
- Hire an engineer
- Start the bidding process
- Hire a General Contractor
- Pull the appropriate permits
- Hire trades
• Drywall Installer
Demountable wall system planning process require the following steps:
- Consult a designer and/or hire an Architect
- Submit plans to demountable wall company
- Hire a single installer
Only a single trade is needed to install demountable walls from start-to-finish, as opposed to the extended schedules that come with standard construction methods.
- Many unhappy customers are rethinking standard drywall construction methods and turning to demountable wall systems to get the job done faster and more efficiently.
- Demountable walls are up to 100% recycled, reusable, and reconfigurable – keeping drywall and construction debris out of our landfills.
- Demountable walls have eco-friendly finishes available and support LEED.
- Regional material, such as glass, is used if needed to reduce our carbon footprint.
- Demountable walls and partitions support worker comfort, safety, and wellbeing.
- Demountable walls meet the needs of today’s ever-changing world without compromising the future.
The ROI of demountable walls significantly outweighs the ROI of conventional drywall construction when you look at the long-run and consider the sustainability factor of demountable walls. Demountable walls are more flexible and can be reused and reconfigure as staffing needs dictate. Demountable walls are faster to install and saves time. Also, they are up to 100% recyclable – keeping drywall debris out of landfills. Finally, demountable walls are more cost competive than standard drywall construction in the long run. The clear winner with a higher ROI return on investment for the future is NxtWall Demountable Walls.
The Benefits of NxtWall Demountable Walls
✓ Cost Competitive
Product: Flex Series
Market: Financial Institutions
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