Commercial Vestibule Additions: Why Go Prefabricated?


With the winter months quickly approaching, many northern companies and organizations begin to prep for the incoming cold weather.  Companies that rely on foot traffic certainly notice this time of year when their entrance opens up for new customers, and a gust of fridged air moves through the building.  However, Panel Built offers a unique solution for these companies and organizations trying to control the air coming into and out of their facility: prefabricated vestibule additions! 

Panel Built custom manufactures commercial-grade vestibules that are designed to blend into the surrounding environment seamlessly, perfect for adding on to a building.  This post will cover how vestibule additions can benefit your facility and why going prefabricated may be the best solution for you. 
What are the Benefits of Adding a Commercial Vestibule? 
In addition to saving on energy costs, vestibule additions can bolster the security of your building as well.  The space can also function as a defensive buffer zone for your facility, acting as an access control point.  Panel Built commercial vestibules can be integrated with a variety of security locking systems to ensure the identity of the incoming traffic.  Biometric scanners, number pads, keyfobs, etc.- these tools can all be incorporated into the vestibule's design, giving companies several options for protecting themselves. 

Further, security vestibules can be formed from ballistic rated materials for high threat level environments. Similar to our bullet-resistant buildings, Panel Built fabricates fully custom ballistic vestibules manufactured to UL-752, NIJ, and STANAG ballistic levels. These ballistic levels are the same used by the United States Military and NATO. Additionally, Panel Built utilizes ballistic rated steel and polycarbonate plastic to create a heavy-duty envelope for the vestibule.  These ballistic standards protect against ammo ranging from 9mm handgun to 7.62 NATO rounds.   

Further, Panel Built can design the structure to withstand a sustained mob-like attack with our Forced-Entry Rated line of buildings.  These structures are built to withstand either a 5, 15, 30 or 60 minute sustained forced entry attempt.   With ballistic or forced-entry rated vestibules, the entrances of your facility will literally be reinforced with bullet-resistant materials, ensuring top-of-the-line protection for those inside. 
Why Go Prefabricated with Your Commercial Vestibule Project?  
We have established the many power-saving and security benefits that vestibules can provide your business, but why would you specifically want to go with a Panel Built prefabricated vestibule?  

One undeniable advantage prefabricated construction has over stick-built is the minimal disruption created on-site.  When Panel Built supplies vestibules to our customers, we understand that they are a hard-working company with important business.  Most cannot afford to have a stick-built construction crew take over and disrupt their place of business (if they are not forced to close up entirely for the project). 

On the other hand, prefabricated vestibules are manufactured in one of our specialized modular construction facilities. As a result, the entire structure will be delivered pre-assembled (or in case of larger projects in shippable section), ready for instant installation on-site.  The doors, interior lighting, electrical wiring, powder coating, etc., have all been taken care of beforehand.  With our prefab design, Panel Built's customers can instantly upgrade their facility with minimal on-site disruption. 
Further, Panel Built's prefabricated vestibules are manufactured with a heavy-duty steel frame, built to withstand the rigors of transportation.  Because of this, the structures offer a durable, long-lasting solution for facilities of all types.  Although prefabricated, Panel Built offers fully custom vestibule designs from basic rooms to unique architectural designs.  Provide us with the drawings, and we will adapt our system to fit.  
Panel Built's prefabricated vestibules offer a variety of ways for companies to upgrade their facilities.  Panel Built can help you develop a vestibule that perfectly fits your existing space with fully custom designs. In addition, Panel Built can create an interior entrance from our panelized wall system if there is no room outside your facility.  At Panel Built, our mission is "To Solve Our Customers' Space Needs With Excellence and Great Customer Service," and that is precisely what we aim to do on each project!  

For more information on our vestibules or to get a quote on one of your own, give us a call at 800.636.3873, send us an email to, or let us know in our LiveChat feature in the bottom-right of the page.  We are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.  Working in the modular construction industry for over 25 years, Panel Built will help you find the perfect layout and design for you.