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30 Studio Apartments In Just 12 Weeks

More than 30 studio apartments for young people who struggle to find good quality, affordable homes have been created in just 12 weeks by one of the UK’s leading modular building companies. Integra Buildings manufactured the...

17th September, 2019  |  Read More >


London Modular Homes Scheme Looks For Assembly Contractor

Up to 300 homes could be erected on as many as 16 sites across the capital. Modular temporary housing commissioned by a network of London boroughs to house homeless families in the capital. A call has gone out for site works...

17th September, 2019  |  Read More >


Modular Homes Academy - A UK First

Modular homes manufacturer ilke Homes has launched the UK’s first onsite academy to train house builders and engineers to make homes in factories, to help ease the construction skills and housing crisis. The ilke Academy will...

17th September, 2019  |  Read More >


British construction tech firm, Elecosoft, celebrates 80th anniversary

Elecosoft, formerly the Electric Lighting and Engineering Company, is celebrating 80 years – evolving from origins in electric lighting design. The Electric Lighting and Engineering Company, which designed and installed the beautiful...

17th September, 2019  |  Read More >


Scotland Excel launches £1.5bn new build framework

Scotland Excel has launched its £1.5bn New Build Residential Construction contract to help accelerate the delivery of 50,000 new affordable homes. Scotland Excel joined forces with 11 Scottish councils to create the four-year framework...

11th September, 2019  |  Read More >


Introducing GePi-Connect -Sound protection angle bracket

In collaboration with the timber engineering division at the University of Innsbruck, Pitzl Metallbau GmbH & Co. KG have developed a powerful sound-decoupled angle bracket for CLT construction. The GePi-Connect, “corner angle...

10th September, 2019  |  Read More >


Losses build at L&G’s modular homes business

Legal & General (L&G) suffered a loss of more than £20m in its modular home building division last year. The latest accounts for L&G Homes Modular show the business reported an operating loss of £20.6m last year....

2nd September, 2019  |  Read More >


Offsite activity ‘can boost flagging UK manufacturing’

Government urged to back offsite as manufacturing output slides The government has been urged to throw its weight behind offsite manufacturing in the housebuilding sector after new data showed traditional manufacturing output...

1st September, 2019  |  Read More >


MPBA: Raising the profile of innovative modular building solutions

As the single recognised voice for promoting and marketing members' products and services, the MPBA plays a key role in the connecting of sectors in the modular and portable building industry Throughout 2019, the MPBA will be...

1st September, 2019  |  Read More >


Construction Innovation Hub invites firms to help develop new "kit of parts" to transform sector

Construction's largest ever government-backed initiative is offering innovative businesses the chance to be part of a programme which will create the next generation of new build projects. The Platform Design Programme, announced today...

31st August, 2019  |  Read More >


DfE wants to transform the construction sector with offsite building boom

Department wants to double number of schools built using method year on year The Department for Education has said it wants to double the amount of schools built using modular construction every year from now on. ...

30th August, 2019  |  Read More >


SIPs are coming to the fore in modular construction

There is no question that a contractor can construct better quality buildings, build them faster and provide exceptional eco-benefits, using Hemsec SIPs A leading manufacturer of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and other panel...

30th August, 2019  |  Read More >


Last chance to last chance to secure your place at Offsite Expo 2019

Set to be the offsite technology event of the year, thousands of tickets have already been reserved for the inaugural Offsite Expo, which will be taking place at the Ricoh Arena near Coventry on 24-25 September 2019. With just a few spaces...

29th August, 2019  |  Read More >


Structural Timber CPD's at Offsite Expo 2019

Offsite structural timber will be well represented at this year's inaugural Offsite Expo, with a dedicated theatre constructed from CLT plus a number of leading companies exhibiting timber frame, solid wood and SIPS. Supported by...

29th August, 2019  |  Read More >


MMC defined: modernising the construction industry

Increasingly, factory manufactured buildings are seen as the ideal modern construction method. The Structural Timber Association (STA) is working hard to place timber at the forefront of this building revolution.  All...

29th August, 2019  |  Read More >


Cube learning & living

The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology enrolled its first undergraduates in September 2017 to inspire a new generation of engineers who are 'work-ready'. Recently completed new accommodation for them is in neat CLT pods designed by...

29th August, 2019  |  Read More >


Digitising offsite construction

David Clark, Manufacturing Director at offsite specialists The McAvoy Group, looks at the latest techniques for digitising construction and how the new technology is taking offsite to the next level. BIM has been the subject...

28th August, 2019  |  Read More >


Council approves Fraser Brown Mackenna’s shipping container homes

Fraser Brown Mackenna Architects has secured planning permission for a series of small one-bed homes made from shipping containers Aylesbury Vale District Council approved the London practice's proposals to replace residents' garages...

28th August, 2019  |  Read More >


Government yet to carry out ‘comprehensive assessment’ of MMC outcomes

The government has admitted it has not "comprehensively" assessed the cost, environmental or build time impact of using modern methods of construction (MMC) to build new homes. In a written answer to a question from...

26th August, 2019  |  Read More >


Goldman Sachs backs Places for People with £50m loan

US investment bank Goldman Sachs has made another move into the UK housing market by sealing a financing deal with development firm Places for People. It announced it had lent £50m via a senior unsecured loan facility to the...

26th August, 2019  |  Read More >


SES Prism relocating to Coventry creating 40 jobs

An award-winning engineering specialist has announced plans to relocate a manufacturing facility to Coventry creating around 40 jobs. SES Engineering Services (SES) will move its dedicated off-site manufacturing arm,...

25th August, 2019  |  Read More >


Know Your Worth

Each year the team of expert recruiters at ARV Solutions get together to put together the Offsite Salary Guide. What’s inside the latest edition that you will find included with this issue of Offsite magazine? The Guide – now in its...

25th August, 2019  |  Read More >


Revamping the System: Planning & Offsite

Arup is the latest organisation to publish advice and guidance on how to realise the benefits of offsite construction. The new report focuses on the role of the planning system and how it could reform to boost housebuilding numbers. ...

25th August, 2019  |  Read More >


Hemsec announces appointments to support MMC growth

Timber and metal-faced composite insulated panels manufacturer, Hemsec, has made two senior appointments to boost the industry's need for materials used in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Ingrid Lovatt will...

24th August, 2019  |  Read More >


New Methods Demand Fresh Balcony Solutions

Balconies make apartment buildings more visually interesting and give residents some ‘outdoor’ space, enhancing marketability. New materials and systems for offsite manufactured buildings bring fresh balcony challenges – sparking...

24th August, 2019  |  Read More >


11 modular homes get the go-ahead in Bristol

ZEDPods has received planning permission from Bristol City Council to build 11 modular homes above the Chalks Road car park in Bristol The modular homes scheme, including nine one-bedroom pods and 2 two-bedroom pods, will be the first...

23rd August, 2019  |  Read More >


250-home development in Preston to be built using MMC

A joint venture between Trafford Housing Trust, L&Q and contractor Willmott Dixon using modern methods of construction is set to deliver 250 homes on a Homes England site in Preston. The development vehicle Laurus...

23rd August, 2019  |  Read More >


Get more from your structural floor

EGGER Protect is the only chipboard flooring on the market, that once laid, can be exposed to the elements for up to 60 days. Manufactured from EGGER P5 flooring grade particleboard, EGGER Protect features a durable, anti-slip, weather...

23rd August, 2019  |  Read More >


Modern Methods of Construction: Good foundations or built up too much?

Ian Atkinson and Ryan Lavers of law firm Womble Bond Dickinson examine the rise of Modern Methods of Construction and whether they are having the impact predicted For over a decade, there have been calls for the construction...

22nd August, 2019  |  Read More >


Factory-build apartments are lowered into existing building

Bristol-based Urban Creation lowered nine factory-built apartments into a vacant building on Park Street in the city. A developer has craned nine modular homes into the shell of an existing building in what is believed to be an...

22nd August, 2019  |  Read More >

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