FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The following is a list of frequently asked questions about the pod products themselves and the services that are available. Please feel free to contact us if the below list does not adequately answer your queries or for any other information you require.

Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MANUFACTURE A POD?

A. An individual pod takes 1 month to construct. However our facility has the capacity to manufacture up to 30 pods simultaneously which therefore (depending on the quantity required) averages the frequency at 30 pods per month (or 1 per day).

Q: CAN I ASK FOR A BESPOKE DESIGN?

A. There is a suite of design ranges available which have the capability of being adapted/upgraded depending on client requirements. If the changes go beyond a certain change threshold then additional design charges shall be applied.

Q: WHERE IS YOUR PRODUCTION FACILITY?

A. OmtoPods currently has a production facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Clients are welcome to come and inspect the facility on an appointment basis.

Q: CAN WE INTEGRATE PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS?

A. Each pod has the capacity to integrate photovoltaic panels into the sunken roof zone. This can be procured as an additional cost to the project and installed by the OmtoPods team.

Q: CAN THE PRODUCT BE 'OFF THE GRID'?

A. All pods have the capability to operated without the requirement for municipality utility connections. This involves integrating septic tanks, water tanks and diesel generators into the overall layout. This can be procured and provided by the OmtoPods team. 

Q: WHAT IS THE WARRANTY OF THE PRODUCT?

A. All pods come with a standard 5 years warranty for the structural elements of the product. All other components of the pod come with a  1 year warranty or dependent upon individual manufacturer warranties. Extended warranties can be granted at an additional cost.

Q: CAN OMTOPODS PRODUCE THE MASTERPLAN/LAYOUT DESIGN?

A. The OmtoPods team can develop the pod layout and distribute the units in a functional and beautiful arrangement. This service is charged at an additional cost, however offset against the production contract once procured.

Q: CAN OMTOPODS DO THE NECCESSARY GROUND WORKS ON SITE?

A. OmtoPods team have general construction expertise to deliver projects from the ground work, through to project handover. We essentially can create 'turn key' solutions for any project.

Q: CAN THE PODS BE STACKED OR JOINED TOGETHER?

A. Most OmtoPod products can be stacked or joined together to form larger units. The standard ranges have this covered, however more bespoke designs can be generated to suit client requirements. Currently our designs are suitable for G+1 buildings. Taller buildings can be discussed and developed on more project specific level.

Q: HOW ARE THE PODS TRANSPORTED?

A. OmtoPod products are designed to be lifted and loaded onto low bed lorries for road transportation. This is done using a mobile crane. The same process would occur at the desired delivery location. The Pods are specifically designed to be transported by road and across international borders. OmtoPods team shall procure and manage this process. We do not allow clients to transport their own pods since this will invalid the construction warranty.

Q: CAN I CHANGE FINISHES TO SUIT MY TASTE?

A. All OmtoPod exterior and interior finishes can be adjusted as per client taste and requirements. Dependent upon the desired material finishes, there may be an uplift in construction cost. All Pods shown on our website presume a 3-4 star finish for the interiors.

Q: HOW ABOUT MAINTENANCE AND AFTER SALES CARE?

A. OmtoPods are committed to delivering high quality products that are durable and low maintenance. The team are however on standby to assist with any issues or concerns with the product. Operation and maintenance contracts can be discussed and negotiated where required.

Q: ARE OMTOPODS ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE?

A. All OmtoPods are manufactured under strict factory conditions where site movement and works are extremely limited. Local materials are procured where possible and thermal insulation is maximized to reduce the requirement for excessive mechanical cooling. All windows are double glazed and shaded to reduce thermal gain. Green technologies and water management systems can be added to increase the units green credentials. Due to the movability and adaptability of the of the buildings, the pods have fantastic re-use potential.

Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OMTOPOD AND TEMPORARY BUILDINGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET?

A. OmtoPods are constructed to have the highest levels of acoustic and thermal insulation. Our ducted mechanical ventilation is silent and extremely comfortable. The quality of the external and internal finishes are excellent. The robustness of the mild steel frame make the product extremely durable and long-lasting. There are currently no products on the market which match the standards of our construction and design.

Q: HOW REGULARLY CAN THE PODS BE RELOCATED?

A. The Pods themselves are designed to be lifted and transported as many times as the client desires. The robustness of the mild steel frame make it extremely resilient to various forces during transportation. The warranty of the product is however compromised if the pod is transported independently without the procurement and management of the OmtoPods team.