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14.06.2021
Jaimie Johnston, board director and head of global systems at Bryden Wood has been awarded an MBE in The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2021. The award reflects Johnston's long-term and tireless commitment to...
11.06.2021
Scotland Excel's new build framework offers councils and housing associations the option of 'offsite' construction for their project – an approach that brings efficiencies as well as environmental and quality benefits. Offsite...
10.06.2021
Somerset manufacturing firm Offsite Solutions has continued a recent run of million-pound deals by winning a contract to supply ready-assembled bathroom units to one of the UK’s largest build-to-rent development schemes. The...
10.06.2021
Providing a room-in-roof solution for 2.5 storey homes, Roofspace Solutions originally specified firestopping materials from various manufacturers for its unique i-Roof system. However, when browsing the market for a supplier that could provide a...
08.06.2021
Premier Modular, one of the UK's leading offsite construction specialists, has been awarded a place on the new £330m LHC Modular Buildings Framework. Premier's appointment to the framework covers the design, supply...
03.06.2021
The first four homes have been delivered to the country’s largest affordable modular housing development. The important milestone was reached this week as the first 10 modules arrived on site at Kilmarnock Road, Dundonald, and were...
01.06.2021
Modular construction is very much part of our next generation housing stock. To promote its take-up it needs support structures, very similar to the technology that assists with the new ways in which we are working today. One of these key...
31.05.2021
Efficiencies at scale, from prefabrication to embracing the latest technologies, are driving ambitious growth plans at King & Moffatt. The end of their 2020 financial year, in June, saw King & Moffatt ...
28.05.2021
Established over 20 years ago, Bayram is a market leading timber processor and manufacturer, and a key supplier into the UK caravan, leisure home and garden sectors. Operating from a 17 acre site in Melton, East Yorkshire, the business has...
20.05.2021
Bathroom manufacturer and designer, Geberit, worked with OEP Building Services to deliver bathroom pods for a 27-storey mixed use development in Brent, London. Regeneration suburb The suburb of Alperton was...
20.05.2021
The Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) gives confidence to the lending community that innovatively constructed properties will stand the test of time. BOPAS focuses on ensuring that accredited organisations have robust systems...
19.05.2021
The original wet room former company, On The Level, is still going from strength to strength as it celebrates 21 years in business. The company's founder, Phil Clark, invented the patented OTL wet room former after seeing the need...
19.05.2021
A stunning new academy for training engineers and leaders of today and tomorrow has been delivered using cutting-edge modular building methods. Integra Buildings, one of the UK's leading modular construction specialists, has...
19.05.2021
The pressure of operating Covid-secure construction sites combined with tough schedules, supply chain issues and difficult specification decisions are all taking a toll on housebuilders. As we strive to recover and return to the ‘new normal’...
18.05.2021
The world changed last year, and we all reckon we have a better handle on it now. The trouble is it keeps changing and it may be changing faster than your expectations. Here are nine key areas related to retaining and recruiting...
18.05.2021
After serving four years as Chair of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI), Roy Wakeman OBE, has decided to leave his post to spend more time on his other interests, with fellow sector expert, Alex Goodfellow stepping into the role. ...
18.05.2021
Youth homelessness is a tough problem to solve, but modular housing may help provide the answer, writes Seyi Obakin The UK's housing crisis shows no signs of abating. The market has been broken for years, with...
17.05.2021
The world's tallest modular housing scheme, reaching a height of 135m has opened in Croydon, London The modular building, Ten Degrees Croydon sets new standards of design quality and construction efficiency for high-rise living in urban...
13.05.2021
Light Gauge Steel Frame giants Sigmat have signed a deal with continuous improvement experts RED Jam to launch a bespoke version of Field View across the business. Leeds based Sigmat, who are the UK market leaders in the...
12.05.2021
Offsite construction specialist, Premier Modular, has delivered a new £2m special educational needs facility at Nethergate Academy in Nottingham – an Ofsted Outstanding special school for children with autism, learning difficulties and...
10.05.2021
Apache Capital launches Present Made, the UK's first purpose-built and designed single-family rental housing business. New branded single-family rental housing platform will target net-zero carbon operational model as part of a wider...
10.05.2021
The team at EOS are celebrating yet another prestigious award win, picking up a trophy at the Housebuilder Product Awards for Best External Product for their Thrubuild® system innovation. ...
05.05.2021
Leading modular housing company ilke Homes has secured a development site for 165 new homes on Phase 2, Exmouth Junction, Exeter from Eutopia Homes. The scheme, which will be delivered on a brownfield site that has laid vacant for...
05.05.2021
Offsite Solutions, the UK's leading bathroom pod specialist, manufactured more than 1,400 shower pods in contracts worth over £3 million for three student housing schemes developed by Mace. The Offsite Solutions design team worked closely with Mace...
04.05.2021
Leading manufacturer SticX were given a construction project where traditional met modern design. They were given the opportunity to be a part of a development that transformed an old school building that dated back to the early 1900s into...
29.04.2021
Specialist external brick and terracotta cladding systems supplier Aquarian Cladding Systems has made significant structural changes to the business for 2021 and beyond. Julian Venus has moved into the role of Business...
28.04.2021
Reaching Net Zero carbon targets by 2050 presents the construction industry with immense challenges. There is a tendency to ‘kick the carbon can down the road’ and not address emissions, particularly in these...
21.04.2021
Offsite Solutions has been awarded a £1.6m contract to supply 327 bathroom pods for a £64m build-to-rent development in the centre of Milton Keynes for Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord. Developed by Peveril Securities...
21.04.2021
The New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Edinburgh Napier University (ENU). The news came as it announced that Professor Robert Hairstans has joined as founding...
21.04.2021
As the demand for modular construction continues to gain pace, there has never been a better time to look at modern methods of roofing installation. This lightweight, solar ready roofing system comes...
20.04.2021
A Kent-based garden room specialist has seen demand for its buildings double over the past year as people work from home, with Actis insulation enjoying a rise in orders as a result. One of Watts and...
20.04.2021
Etex, a Belgian construction group has taken a majority stake in the offsite design and engineering consultancy company.  A multinational construction materials company has announced the acquisition of Evolusion Innovation, a...
20.04.2021
Keystone's bespoke flat arch brick slip feature lintels and Hi-therm+ lintels have brought both aesthetic, thermal and offsite construction benefits to a stunning new Thames Valley development. In the vibrant Georgian market town of...
16.04.2021
Tarmac, the UK's leading sustainable construction solutions business, has committed to a 25-year partnership with the Port of Tilbury, London's fastest-growing port, to build the UK's largest construction materials aggregates terminal....
15.04.2021
Metsä Wood is constantly looking for new partners who use Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) in innovative modular construction projects. One example is 369 Pattern Buildings, a joint project with the modular construction company...
14.04.2021
Hundreds of park home owners are poised to enjoy a warmer living environment thanks to the installation of an Actis Hybrid insulated floor funded by the Green Homes Grant scheme.  Park home undercarriage specialist...
14.04.2021
Kane have secured a £29 million design and build contract with Balfour Beatty to deliver the MEP installation at Lewisham Gateway Phase 2. The 26-month contract consists of the design and construction of 649...
14.04.2021
Graitec has acquired StrucSoft Solutions, a software developer dedicated to prefabricated manufacturing and offsite construction within the AEC industry Originally founded in 1994 by George Ajami, StrucSoft Solutions is a...
13.04.2021
Turner & Townsend director succeeds John Forster as CSIC enters new era Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has announced the appointment of Andy...
09.04.2021
One of the UK's largest – and the longest-standing – insulated panel manufacturers sets ambitious plans for growth with new team members. A former airline pilot is one of the newest team members focused...
08.04.2021
Colas Rail has commissioned Anderton Concrete, market leader in the supply of cable protection products to the UK’s rail industry, to supply over 6000 metres of precast concrete troughing across the UK. The signals are being...
08.04.2021
Premier Modular delivers £1.7m ward building at North Middlesex hospital after just 6 weeks on site – a 'remarkable effort' Premier Modular, one of the UK's leading offsite construction specialists, has delivered a new, purpose-designed £1.7m...
08.04.2021
London mayor eyes City Hall development arm to deliver affordable homes and 'first refusal' on TfL sites suitable for housing Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has floated an array of housing pledges in his bid to secure a second term at...
08.04.2021
The government faces an ever-growing list of issues that it needs to tackle. Covid's immediate legacy is rising unemployment, with almost two million now out of work. That's only going to increase as support schemes such as furlough are...
08.04.2021
Premier Modular, one of the UK's leading offsite construction specialists, has delivered a new, purpose-designed £1.7m ward building at North Middlesex University Hospital, reducing the programme to just six weeks...
08.04.2021
Premier Modular, one of the UK's leading offsite construction specialists, has delivered a new, purpose-designed £1.7m ward building at North Middlesex University Hospital, reducing the programme to just six weeks...
07.04.2021
Timber frame construction brings many benefits to the housebuilding industry, including quicker build times, quieter assembly, fewer deliveries to site, cost savings and a reduction...
07.04.2021
Sigmat, a Leeds manufacturer of light gauge steel frames for the construction industry, has recruited two more directors to its leadership team. Nick Milestone, former managing director of B&K Structures, has joined Sigmat as...
07.04.2021
Leeds based offsite specialists Sigmat have announced the appointment of two new directors to further strengthen their innovative leadership team. Internationally renowned offsite innovator and sustainability veteran Nick...
07.04.2021
ModuleCo is just weeks from installing the new Ophthalmic Operating Theatre Suite for the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust at their Musgrove Park Hospital site The new modular healthcare facility will be one part of a standalone...
02.04.2021
While 2020 was labelled 'the worst year ever' by many, sentiments in the modular steel sector are rather different. "The pandemic has perversely been quite good for us," says Ryan Simmonds, Sigmat's pre-contracts director,...
01.04.2021
Impact Capital submits plans for Rom Valley Gardens regeneration project. Start-up modular housebuilder and developer Impact Capital has submitted new plans for a 1,010-home regeneration scheme in Romford. The £400m...
01.04.2021
Jane Tabiner, managing director of Solutions Asset Finance (SAF), explores how the next 12 months will be a pivotal time for modular building providers as the demand for MMC...
31.03.2021
NBS the leading specification platform for the construction industry, has announced its partnership with the BBA in its latest move to provide best practice advice to NBS users. The collaboration marks the joining of two recognised industry...
31.03.2021
Rollalong has completed its latest residential development, delivering 13 new modular council-owned homes in Barking, East London. The modular homes were manufactured at...
30.03.2021
OneNinety Manufacturing has pulled together the best talent from manufacturing and offsite construction to launch its first factory in Stockton-on-Tees. Using an innovative manufacturing assembly line process, the company has now completed...
30.03.2021
A housing association has teamed up with a family-run housing developer to create new, highly energy-efficient homes in Dundee, all of which will be constructed offsite. Caledonia Housing Association and Discovery Homes are submitting a...
29.03.2021
SES Engineering Services (SES), is set to save 8,000 labour hours by using offsite to deliver £23million of works at the Springfield Hospital redevelopment in Tooting, South London. Working alongside main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine, SES...
28.03.2021
Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is a wide term, embracing a range of offsite manufacturing and on-site techniques that provide alternatives to traditional housebuilding. The Nulok System is ideal for modular homes as it's...
27.03.2021
Awards celebrate timber in design and aim to acknowledge excellence in wood usage and innovation. Center Parcs Ireland has been declared overall winner in Wood Awards Ireland 2020 for its innovative use of a wide variety of woods...
27.03.2021
The NHBC Foundation recently launched an in-depth report on how the role of modern methods of construction (MMC) has evolved within the housebuilding industry. Prefabricated homes have been long-heralded as the future of housebuilding: but if...
26.03.2021
National engineering specialist, SES Engineering Services (SES), has further strengthened its work winning team with the appointment of Dave...
26.03.2021
Built environment students from Universities across the UK are being invited to design a home and neighbourhood of the future. Riverside Sunderland redefining the city: transforming a spectacular site into a unique, carbon...
26.03.2021
A  group of specialist companies have combined their expertise in security, container fit-out and hygiene to create a new, rapidly deployable laboratory and test facility solution for the healthcare sector. Newcastle upon Tyne-based...
25.03.2021
Investment in new carbon efficient accommodation marks start of nationwide improvements on the Defence Training Estate. Soldiers using Salisbury Plain and Nesscliff Training Areas are the first to benefit from new carbon efficient...
25.03.2021
Investment in new carbon efficient accommodation marks start of nationwide improvements on the Defence Training Estate. Soldiers using Salisbury Plain and Nesscliff Training Areas are the first to benefit from new carbon efficient...
24.03.2021
Plans have been submitted to build twin 56-storey skyscrapers in the emerging Great Jackson Street cluster of Manchester. The flat-top residential towers designed by architect Hodders and Partners will provide over 1,000 build to...
24.03.2021
Timber frame construction specialist SO Modular has announced its attainment of BOPAS certification. The accreditation recognised by principal mortgage lenders as providing the necessary assurance to address the perceived risks associated with...
24.03.2021
As the demand for modular construction continues to gain pace, there has never been a better time to look at modern methods of roofing installation. This lightweight, solar ready roofing...
24.03.2021
Tech-enabled housebuilder TopHat has submitted a planning application to deliver the company's first factory-built apartments at its flagship Kitchener Barracks site in Chatham, Kent.  The planning application, submitted to...
24.03.2021
Specialist wet room floor manufacturer, On The Level, and leading manufacturer of waterproof wall panels, Fibo, have proven just how waterproof their products are, by creating a mini wet room environment, which was...
23.03.2021
The Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) gives assurance to the lending community that innovatively constructed properties will stand the test of time. BOPAS focuses on ensuring that accredited organisations have robust systems and...
23.03.2021
The £80million Mount Oswald development is a key part of Durham University’s strategic growth strategy, providing over 1,000 student accommodation bedrooms as well as academic and social spaces for two colleges. As one of...
23.03.2021
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick (pictured) announced on 19 January, that a new national construction products regulator has been set up to ensure homes are built from 'safe' materials. The regulator for construction products will have...
23.03.2021
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick (pictured) announced on 19 January, that a new national construction products regulator has been set up to ensure homes are built from 'safe' materials. The regulator for construction products will have...
23.03.2021
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has today announced that it will start the process to withdraw its membership of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI). ...
23.03.2021
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has today announced that it will start the process to withdraw its membership of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI). ...
22.03.2021
Lymington Fields School campus complements an adjacent housing scheme and forms part of a regeneration plan that is designed to accommodate 45 nursery pupils, 630 primary school pupils and 900 secondary school pupils. variety...
22.03.2021
Simon Horn, Stewart Milne Timber Systems Technical Development Manager, discusses the benefits of timber frame to the construction industry as a versatile, green building material and how they can reduce the greenhouse effect. Timber...
22.03.2021
A development by the Fazeley Canal in the heart of Birmingham has seen leading building services specialist, Lorne Stewart Engineering, making highly efficient use of Marley Plumbing...
22.03.2021
The multi-award winning Hope Rise development in Bristol has been welcoming its new residents as the new year begins. Bristol City Council, in partnership with ZED PODS, YMCA and the Bristol Housing Festival, has provided these much needed...
19.03.2021
Sapphire Balconies are a leading manufacturer of balcony systems for residential applications and believe that modern methods of construction (MMC) and offsite manufacture are the future of construction. Not only does MMC...
19.03.2021
Sapphire Balconies are a leading manufacturer of balcony systems for residential applications and believe that modern methods of construction (MMC) and offsite manufacture are the future of construction. Not only does MMC...
19.03.2021
Constructing Modern Methods (CMM) and the South West Procurement Alliance (SWPA) has launched a new £1.1bn procurement solution to unlock offsite, low carbon housing Tackling the housing crisis is a priority for all local...
19.03.2021
Constructing Modern Methods (CMM) and the South West Procurement Alliance (SWPA) has launched a new £1.1bn procurement solution to unlock offsite, low carbon housing Tackling the housing crisis is a priority for all local...
19.03.2021
Morgan Sindall Construction have been awarded two major upgrade contracts, totalling £13.5million. The redevelopment of Queensmead School in the north London borough of Hillingdon and Haileybury Turnford School in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, are...
18.03.2021
Modular housing specialist ModPods International has used Fibo's waterproof wall panel system as an alternative to tiles in its pioneering factory-built home for Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust. Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust...
18.03.2021
Modular housing specialist ModPods International has used Fibo's waterproof wall panel system as an alternative to tiles in its pioneering factory-built home for Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust. Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust...
18.03.2021
Recently winning the ‘Winner of Winners’ Award at the Structural Timber Awards, Maggie’s Leeds once again proved that timber provides a stylish, contemporary and natural feel to a healthcare environment. As many know,...
18.03.2021
Recently winning the ‘Winner of Winners’ Award at the Structural Timber Awards, Maggie’s Leeds once again proved that timber provides a stylish, contemporary and natural feel to a healthcare environment. As many know,...
17.03.2021
It’s sometimes easy to overlook the importance of a simple classroom block. The latest addition to Ty Gwyn Special School may look like a normal school building, but it is packed with interesting features and was delivered using...
17.03.2021
Modular builder TopHat is to supply 183 factory-built homes to the next phase of the Kitchener Barracks development in Chatham, Kent. The planning application, submitted to Medway Council this week, includes proposals...
17.03.2021
Merit announced it has maintained revenues and invested for growth in the 15-month period ending 30 June 2020. Merit and its subsidiaries combine the benefits of a unique approach to offsite manufacturing with innovative...
16.03.2021
Sika UK has grown steadily over the past few years, despite operating in challenging market conditions and have appointed Simon Griffiths as Head of Sales – Modular Construction, a role that will see him build on the continued growth of...
16.03.2021
Despite the uncertainty that many businesses have had to face since the emergence of COVID-19, specialist offsite building solutions provider, Excel Structures, is optimistic that 2021 will be a year of opportunity. As Managing...
16.03.2021
Despite the uncertainty that many businesses have had to face since the emergence of COVID-19, specialist offsite building solutions provider, Excel Structures, is optimistic that 2021 will be a year of opportunity. As Managing...
15.03.2021
Legal & General Modular Homes is to hire an extra 350 people, more than doubling its existing workforce, as it starts a major modular development in Bristol. The business is to build 185 new homes, comprising two-...
15.03.2021
Ingenious Real Estate Finance LLP has agreed a £19million loan facility with property developer Citu, to fund the next 120 units at the Climate Innovation District (CID) in Leeds. The loan will fund the development of 120...
15.03.2021
Offsite construction is transforming the built environment and nowhere is that felt most in the housing sector, with volumetric modular methods providing huge opportunities for change. Andrew Shepherd, Managing Director at TopHat, talked to...
15.03.2021
Offsite construction is transforming the built environment and nowhere is that felt most in the housing sector, with volumetric modular methods providing huge opportunities for change. Andrew Shepherd, Managing Director at TopHat, talked to...
12.03.2021
Jackie Maginnis, Chief Executive, Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) discusses how offsite construction can respond to help provide a solution to the many recent events that have resulted in the construction industry coming...
12.03.2021
RCKa has won approval to build a modular, 39-unit hostel for Camden Council in north London The scheme in Camden Road will replace an existing hostel building, which comprised one-bedroom...
12.03.2021
BoKlok UK, the sustainable, quality low-cost home provider, jointly owned by Skanska and IKEA, and leading affordable housing provider VIVID, have announced a new innovative joint venture to deliver modular homes. The two organisations are...
11.03.2021
The construction industry has traditionally been a field dominated by men, with a whopping 87.5% of construction workers out of the two million in the UK being male. There are certainly countless reasons for this disparity, but the...
11.03.2021
The construction industry has traditionally been a field dominated by men, with a whopping 87.5% of construction workers out of the two million in the UK being male. There are certainly countless reasons for this disparity, but the...
11.03.2021
Offsite specialist Premier Modular has been awarded a £9.8m project for Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to build a 62-bed Priority Assessment Unit at St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey. Main contractor Premier will...
11.03.2021
ilke Homes and Man GPM have signed a £31million deal to develop 227 new homes in Grantham. The deal marks the biggest institutional investment into modular housing so far in 2021 and will create a mixed tenure community with a range of...
11.03.2021
ilke Homes and Man GPM have signed a £31million deal to develop 227 new homes in Grantham. The deal marks the biggest institutional investment into modular housing so far in 2021 and will create a mixed tenure community with a range of...
11.03.2021
SCIA Engineer's structural analysis software produces a comprehensive design package for the Dyson Village in Malmesbury Client: Design Engineering Workshop Construction End Date: Nov-2018 ...
11.03.2021
Building Better, the National Housing Federation supported alliance of housing associations developing offsite solutions for the social housing sector, has begun a search for three manufacturers to deliver its first framework for modern...
11.03.2021
Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH), the innovation consortium set up to transform the housebuilding sector, has today published its second-year progress report showing encouraging results and key learnings for...
10.03.2021
A research project examining 1,800 homes built using modern methods of construction (MMC) will focus on 16 key themes including cost and pace of build, safety performance and levels of wastage. The six-year study, led...
10.03.2021
Modular construction specialist Rollalong has used the latest offsite techniques to provide a new café for students and staff at the Royal School of Artillery in Larkhill Garrison on Salisbury Plain. The café is the latest building delivered...
10.03.2021
Building 11 is a particularly unique building at the heart of the Royal Arsenal Riverside development in Woolwich, combining the refurbishment of a listed building with offsite delivery. Building 11 is part of the Royal...
09.03.2021
Utilising light steel frame as the principle structural component in a building creates many design opportunities. To help understand this better, the Light Steel Frame Association (LSFA) has launched a new Specification & Engineering...
09.03.2021
Utilising light steel frame as the principle structural component in a building creates many design opportunities. To help understand this better, the Light Steel Frame Association (LSFA) has launched a new Specification & Engineering...
09.03.2021
Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) has published its second-year MMC progress report showing promising results and key learnings for the construction industry. Important outputs of the...
08.03.2021
Geoff Pearce, Deputy Chief Executive at Swan Housing, told us about a busy 2021 ahead as its second factory gets ready to transform production of both its cross laminated timber (CLT) and steel frame-based homes. Swan Housing...
08.03.2021
A modern methods of construction (MMC) taskforce will be established by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) as part of the chancellor's spring Budget, announced last week. The taskforce will be...
08.03.2021
Homes England to write annual report on progress of 1,800 homes Homes England has set out the details of eight developments on which it is to conduct an in-depth, six-year study of the use of modern methods of construction in...
08.03.2021
Smartroof, UK manufacturer of offsite, panelised 'room in roof' systems, has completed a £1.2 million investment in its Derbyshire production facility to drive efficiencies, improve quality and meet the growing demand for its modular...
07.03.2021
Willmott Dixon has awarded two contracts worth £3.5m to Offsite Solutions to supply bathroom pods for a £78m regeneration scheme in Birmingham. The development, commissioned by Lend Lease on behalf of Birmingham City Council,...
04.03.2021
Mark Lawson and Andrew Way of the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) discuss issues related to fire resistance of buildings and introduce upcoming new SCI guidance on the fire resistance of light steel framing. Since the Grenfell...
04.03.2021
As ventilated façades continue to grow in popularity, due to their versatility and contribution to energy efficiency, ROCKWOOL has developed a specialist hub to aid the specification of insulation for within the cladding system. Through this...
03.03.2021
 £10m body to drive adoption of offsite housebuilding revealed in Budget documents A taskforce designed to stimulate housebuilding using modern methods of construction (MMC) and backed by £10m of government funding...
03.03.2021
The £10 million redevelopment of a former nuclear bunker which will create 60 new permanent jobs on the outskirts of Hexham has now commenced. Led by Newcastle-based Union Property Development Ltd, the project will deliver a...
03.03.2021
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is set to establish a Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Taskforce to accelerate the delivery of MMC homes in the UK. Announced as part of today's Budget, the MMC...
03.03.2021
In June 2019, the UK became the first country to commit to bringing all greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. Environmentally-friendly homes have a key role to play in achieving this ambitious target, and modular housing is...
02.03.2021
Based on extensive market research and optimising offsite construction, a new concept in volumetric modular homes aimed at rough sleepers has been developed and rigorously tested to help overcome a nationwide crisis. As part of their...
02.03.2021
Since its launch in 2015, Project Etopia has seen its profile rise year-on-year. We spoke to Rosanna Lawn, Global Brand & Strategic Partnerships Director, about the importance of technology, disruptive design and factory manufacture on UK...
02.03.2021
Scheme for 42 homes is Ilke's first on Network Rail land Modular housebuilder Ilke Homes has signed a deal with housing association EMH to take on 42 affordable homes it is building on a former Network Rail site in...
01.03.2021
Caledonian has confirmed the award of a big modular contract package for a 279-key aparthotel in Canary Wharf, London. Canary Wharf Contractors is delivering the main build after a £74m development loan was secured by Canary Wharf...
01.03.2021
NHBC, the UK's leading new home warranty and insurance provider, has announced the Supreme Awards winners of its flagship Pride in the Job competition which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. NHBC launched the first Pride in the...
01.03.2021
NHBC, the UK's leading new home warranty and insurance provider, has announced the Supreme Awards winners of its flagship Pride in the Job competition which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. NHBC launched the first Pride in the...
01.03.2021
Room-in-roof systems provide invaluable benefits to housebuilders looking to create space and energy efficient design – this is reflected in a new system from Ultrapanel Building Technologies that is set to combine offsite...
01.03.2021
Room-in-roof systems provide invaluable benefits to housebuilders looking to create space and energy efficient design – this is reflected in a new system from Ultrapanel Building Technologies that is set to combine offsite...
28.02.2021
Willmott Dixon has joined forces with bathroom pod manufacturer Offsite Solutions to reap the benefits of offsite manufacturing during the build of its two plots worth £78m as part of the wider £500m Perry Barr Residential Scheme. ...
26.02.2021
North Somerset council picked designer of last year's prize-winning Goldsmith Street for 52-home project Architect Mikhail Riches has won planning for 52 Passivhaus-certified homes near Bristol it has designed for North Somerset...
26.02.2021
Firms given until end of next month to register interest Contractors have been put on notice for a £1.6bn modular construction framework advertised on Contracts Finder, the UK's post-Brexit answer to the Official Journal....
26.02.2021
Hertfordshire’s leading organisations are committing to sustainable housebuilding, which will see the county use offsite manufacturing (OSM) and modern methods of construction (MMC), to accelerate the delivery of sustainable homes. An...
24.02.2021
A multi-million pound community hub project has reached completion in South London. Offsite construction specialist The McAvoy Group has completed work on the £5.3m Timebridge Community Centre in New Addington, Croydon. ...
23.02.2021
Consultant's annual survey of procurement trends also reveals use of BIM only creeping up at tender stage Material costs and availability along with supply chain capacity are among the two biggest issues set to worry...
19.02.2021
With construction at the heart of the UK's post-COVID recovery, the sector needs to focus on the triple bottom line of profit, people and the planet says Peter Duff, European Finance Director at Laing O'Rourke. The construction...
19.02.2021
With construction at the heart of the UK's post-COVID recovery, the sector needs to focus on the triple bottom line of profit, people and the planet says Peter Duff, European Finance Director at Laing O'Rourke. The construction...
19.02.2021
Our workplaces are facing a series of challenges in a rapidly changing future and the design and creation of new workplaces needs to be radically different from the past. Ed Hayden, Director at architects...
19.02.2021
Our workplaces are facing a series of challenges in a rapidly changing future and the design and creation of new workplaces needs to be radically different from the past. Ed Hayden, Director at architects...
19.02.2021
Frank and forthright discussions were the order of the day at a recent Focus on Framing virtual roundtable, seeking to identify many of the key drivers for the specification and sustainability of light steel...
19.02.2021
Frank and forthright discussions were the order of the day at a recent Focus on Framing virtual roundtable, seeking to identify many of the key drivers for the specification and sustainability of light steel...
18.02.2021
Cambridge Innovation Parks Limited (CIP), BRE and 3PM have collaborated to manage an exciting challenge to the timber and offsite construction industry aimed at commercial projects.
18.02.2021
Cambridge Innovation Parks Limited (CIP), BRE and 3PM have collaborated to manage an exciting challenge to the timber and offsite construction industry aimed at commercial projects.
17.02.2021
Light steel structures fully comply with the requirements of the Building Regulations and leading warranty providers. Performance covers structural, fire, acoustics, thermal, airtightness, weathertightness,...
17.02.2021
The line-up for NHBC's Building for tomorrow (Bft) event, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2021, has been revealed.  In March, NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK,...
17.02.2021
In 2020 we produced a checklist of points that developers need to factor in when considering MMC projects. To further assist developers identify key themes in relation to their projects...
17.02.2021
In 2020 we produced a checklist of points that developers need to factor in when considering MMC projects. To further assist developers identify key themes in relation to their projects...
16.02.2021
Oxford City Council has started the search for contractors to deliver factory-built sustainable homes as part of a framework worth up to £1bn. In a contract notice, Oxford City Housing Limited (OCHL), which is...
16.02.2021
Oxford City Council has started the search for contractors to deliver factory-built sustainable homes as part of a framework worth up to £1bn. In a contract notice, Oxford City Housing Limited (OCHL), which is...
12.02.2021
A trial will test to see whether a JCB excavator installed with sensing technology can accurately install prefabricated construction sub-assemblies. The Construction Innovation Hub (CIH) government-backed Big...
12.02.2021
2020 was a turning point for developers, viewing their developments  with a green filter. It consolidated the importance of sustainable construction. This year we will see a ratcheting up of the "green" uptake in all projects where...
11.02.2021
Wates Construction has completed its first project for Gateshead Council with the delivery of a £12m new school for children with special educational needs (SEN). The new Gibside SEN School saw Wates...
11.02.2021
Ultrapanel Technologies has become the first ‘room in the roof’ specialist in the UK to secure both BBA Certification and the prestigious NHBC Accepts mark for its offsite manufactured Ultrapanel® roofing system. Ultrapanel is a totally new...
11.02.2021
Ultrapanel Technologies has become the first ‘room in the roof’ specialist in the UK to secure both BBA Certification and the prestigious NHBC Accepts mark for its offsite manufactured Ultrapanel® roofing system. Ultrapanel is a totally new...
10.02.2021
Pre-Covid, interest in modern methods of construction (MMC), specifically modular, was steadily growing. However, the pandemic and subsequent lockdown restrictions put in place – along with the government's 'Build Build Build'...
10.02.2021
Northumberland construction company Merit has been enlisted to build a £30m new hospital in Berwick, in a project set to create hundreds of new jobs. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has awarded the contract to the...
08.02.2021
Cabot Square Capital has acquired a majority shareholding in Premier Modular, one of the UK's leading offsite construction specialists, for an undisclosed sum. The investment will support the strategic growth of Premier's modular hire business...
08.02.2021
Tech-enabled housebuilder hands over 20-home affordable-led scheme to Medway Council Modular homes, which will be managed and operated by mhs homes, are more energy-efficient than 92 percent of new-builds in the UK Scheme supports...
08.02.2021
Interserve Construction has announced the appointment of a new Technical Director, to sit on the Senior Leadership Team of the major construction and engineering services company. Mark Buckle, who currently works as Divisional...
05.02.2021
But CPA says 'supply chains are generally slow to change' Masonry manufacturers have urged construction firms to use UK-sourced masonry instead of imported timber to combat shortages post-Brexit. The Timber...
05.02.2021
Northumberland sustainable construction company Merit has maintained its revenues and invested for growth in a trading year impacted by the pandemic. The Cramlington business has posted accounts for the 15 months ending June 30...
05.02.2021
Dutch modular building firm Jan Snel has set out plans to build an MMC housing business in the UK that would turn over up to €400m (£350m) within as little as five years and aim to deliver a thousand homes a year. Speaking...
04.02.2021
In the face of continuing restrictions, the online events calendar is increasingly saturated. Yet TRADA's first online learning session, which took place on 14 January, has been hailed a roaring success – with over 250 attendees tuning...
04.02.2021
A state-of-the-art healthcare facility has been officially handed over at Wigan Infirmary. The £7.6m community assessment unit will deliver a new type of healthcare and is designed to help reduce emergency admissions. It will also ensure...
01.02.2021
Jan Snel UK has now launched. Dutch company Jan Snel BV, a pioneer in modular building, is bringing its commitment to smarter, swifter and more sustainable construction to the UK market. Jan Snel is a subsidiary of Japanese market...
31.01.2021
Roofspace Solutions, an award-winning provider of modern methods of construction, has kicked off the year with a goal to plant more than 2,000 trees in the next 12 months. The pledge has been made in partnership with...
24.01.2021
A pioneering Northumberland construction company is on the brink of significant job creation after doubling its manufacturing footprint. Cramlington based Merit – the 2018 North East Company of...
21.01.2021
Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has added to its team of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) experts with the appointment of Stephen Wightman.  Stephen will head Faithful+Gould's consultancy offer in the MMC marketplace,...
21.01.2021
A total of 18 housing associations have created a new alliance for the north of England, with a target of delivering 9,000 offsite homes each year. The Offsite Homes Alliance (OSHA) will be led by...
20.01.2021
Caledonia Housing Association has teamed up with a family-run housing developer to create new, highly energy-efficient homes in Dundee, all of which will be constructed off-site. The Association and Discovery Homes are...
20.01.2021
Morgan Sindall Construction has secured two contracts worth £13.5m to deliver two new school projects using offsite construction The redevelopment of Queensmead School in the north London borough...
18.01.2021
Leading tech-driven manufacturer TopHat appointed as modular housing provider by Urban&Civic at its 1,200-acre Houlton development The homes will be master developer Urban&Civic's first to be built using off-site modular...
18.01.2021
Barratt Developments plc has achieved its highest results across three disclosures for the 2020 CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) benchmark. Barratt was also the only housebuilder this year to have improved its score from the previous year in all...
18.01.2021
Materials giant Cemex has invested in an offsite business it hopes will "revolutionise" the housing industry. Cemex said: "It has become apparent that modular construction, in its current form, is not...
18.01.2021
Homes to be Urban & Civic's first to be built using modular construction Modular housebuilder TopHat has been appointed by developer Urban & Civic at a 6,200 home development in Warwickshire. TopHat will...
18.01.2021
Alan Wilson, managing director of ModuleCo Healthcare, discusses what offsite construction has done to support the NHS through Covid-19 pandemic and where we go from here It’s no secret that...
18.01.2021
John Smith, technical director at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, discusses the benefits of offsite timber building systems in the face of potential weather-enforced downtime on-site While many of us...
18.01.2021
John Smith, technical director at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, discusses the benefits of offsite timber building systems in the face of potential weather-enforced downtime on-site While many of us...
18.01.2021
NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has this month passed a major milestone, having welcomed more than 5,000 candidates through its NVQ training programmes, 20 years since they were first introduced. ...
15.01.2021
Taylor Lane Timber Frame is pleased to announce that the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) housing scheme across Salisbury Plain Training Area is now complete. In a little over two and half years, main contractor...
15.01.2021
G F Tomlinson has been successfully selected as an approved partner for the NHS Shared Business Services PS-Works: Public Sector Construction Works Framework, which launched on 17 December 2020. The framework...
15.01.2021
Covid-19 could reshape how patients access healthcare – and hospital design needs to reflect that. Offsite construction, 3D modelling and AR/VR could have a crucial role to play, says Christoph Ackermann of...
14.01.2021
According to the UK Green Building Council, the built environment weighs heavily on the UK's carbon emissions, contributing up to 40% of our carbon footprint. Given the imperative to reach net-zero carbon emissions in Scotland by 2045 to tackle...
11.01.2021
Utilising light steel frame as the principle structural component in a building creates many design opportunities. Engaging the manufacturer's design team early ensures that their knowledge and expertise in the use of...
11.01.2021
Utilising light steel frame as the principle structural component in a building creates many design opportunities. Engaging the manufacturer's design team early ensures that their knowledge and expertise in the use of...
11.01.2021
An in-depth new NHBC Foundation report on how the role of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) has evolved within the house-building industry has just been released. Prefabricated homes have...
11.01.2021
Homes England’s Affordable Homes Programme could prove a step-change in the mainstream adoption of modular and offsite construction. Jahanara Hussain and Sarah Hale of UK law firm TLT examine what needs to happen to de-risk...
08.01.2021
Offsite and modular construction will support the rise of Build to Rent, says Nick Cowley, managing director of Euramax The latest figures from the British Property Federation reveal that there are...
08.01.2021
Keith Beverley, key account manager at Wavin UK, discusses the five most prevalent threats experienced by modular construction today There’s no question that the modular construction industry in...
07.01.2021
ilke Homes and whg partner to deliver 43 homes in Southam, Warwickshire. ilke Homes continues expansion into the South Midlands after agreeing deal with whg to deliver much-needed affordable homes for the local community ...
06.01.2021
ISG has secured an additional £35 million of framework wins with the Department for Education (DfE) to build three new schools across the UK utilising its innovative standard component design principles. The new projects include...
05.01.2021
The Tall Buildings Conference and Exhibition returned for a second year but to overcome the current COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 event organisers looked to digital technology to provide a solution. ...
05.01.2021
The Tall Buildings Conference and Exhibition returned for a second year but to overcome the current COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 event organisers looked to digital technology to provide a solution. ...
05.01.2021
National engineering specialist, SES Engineering Services (SES), is set to save 8,000 labour hours by using offsite to deliver £23m of works at the Springfield Hospital redevelopment in Tooting, South London. Working ...
22.12.2020
Leading brick slip cladding specialist, Eurobrick, has been supplying its systems to the education sector for 30 years and, more recently, with offsite construction specialist Reds10 to supply two new school projects in Reading; Green Park...
21.12.2020
A modular housing manufacturer partly owned by global furniture giant Ikea has signed a joint venture deal with 31,000-home landlord Vivid to deliver more than 1,000 homes. Vivid confirmed today that it had agreed a deal with BoKlok,...
21.12.2020
Japanese factory-made housing giant Daiwa House Group plans to expand in Europe after buying a majority stake in Dutch modular builder, Jan Snel. The parties signed a share purchase agreement with Flexbuild, Jan Snel's holding company, on 18...
21.12.2020
New ways of modelling and advances in manufacturing techniques are bringing designers much closer to the fabrication and assembly of buildings. This change is evident at The Gantry, a series of 23 mass custom-built artist studios housed in...
21.12.2020
Hewitt Studios have repurposed a collection of ageing post-war buildings as a sustainable new visitor Experience Centre for the Morgan Motor Company in Malvern, England with timber as the perfect solution. Hewitt Studios were...
21.12.2020
Part Ikea-owned developer will work with Hampshire-based Vivid on development pipeline Part Ikea-owned modular housing developer BoKlok has signed a deal with housing association Vivid to build 1,000 homes over the next five...
21.12.2020
Part Ikea-owned developer will work with Hampshire-based Vivid on development pipeline Part Ikea-owned modular housing developer BoKlok has signed a deal with housing association Vivid to build 1,000 homes over the next five...
18.12.2020
TopHat has announced the appointment of Carl Leaver as Chairman and James Matthews and Kate Davies as Non-Executive Directors. Founded in early 2016, TopHat commenced production in early 2018 at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in...
18.12.2020
The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has updated and republished advice to help firms prepare for the end of the transition period when the UK leaves the EU Customs Union on 1 January 2021. The 'TTF Brexit Guide: preparing for 1 January 2021'...
18.12.2020
Kingston University Town house is a stunning six storey mixeduse teaching building that offers a vibrant new face to the University. It is formed with a structural precast concrete frame and has been designed to encourage collaboration and...
18.12.2020
Kingston University Town house is a stunning six storey mixeduse teaching building that offers a vibrant new face to the University. It is formed with a structural precast concrete frame and has been designed to encourage collaboration and...
18.12.2020
Liverpool-based MMC specialist will continue to trade following new investment Ideal Modular has undergone a pre-pack administration after a major customer of the firm withheld payments.
18.12.2020
Liverpool-based MMC specialist will continue to trade following new investment Ideal Modular has undergone a pre-pack administration after a major customer of the firm withheld payments.
17.12.2020
The first batch of modular homes designed as accommodation for homeless Londoners has been assembled on a test site in Tower Hamlets. The prototype units belong to PLACE (the Pan-London Accommodation Collaborative Enterprise), a not for-...
17.12.2020
The first batch of modular homes designed as accommodation for homeless Londoners has been assembled on a test site in Tower Hamlets. The prototype units belong to PLACE (the Pan-London Accommodation Collaborative Enterprise), a not for-...
17.12.2020
We must harness the power of offsite to build back better, says Mark Davis, Acting Head of Partnerships and Communications at Public Sector Plc, if modular homes are to increase the quantity and quality of new homes and help to save the...
17.12.2020
It has been a prevailing issue over the last few years that the UK has not built enough homes to meet demand. This, combined with a shortage of skilled workers, accelerated fears of a no-deal Brexit and the lingering economic setbacks caused...
17.12.2020
This month sees the retirement of Premier Modular's executive chairman, Eugenio de Sa, after two decades and 12 years of leading Premier Eugenio de Sa became executive chairman in June this year ahead of his retirement at the end of 2020,...
16.12.2020
Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson has completed the latest phase of works on the expansion and renovation of King Edward VI School in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Comprising two phases of works for Staffordshire County Council under the...
16.12.2020
A new modular council development in Newhaven, East Sussex, is being hailed as a 'game changer' for social housing and a window on the future of residential schemes. The entire development consists of 36 modules constructed within the Boutique...
16.12.2020
B&K Structures helped transform a former naval hospital in a UNESCO World Heritage Site into the Dreadnought Building at the University of Greenwich – a major project showcasing what engineered timber can achieve. B&K...
16.12.2020
Leading modular manufacturer ilke Homes to deliver affordable housing scheme in Drybrook, West Gloucestershire, to housing association Guinness Partnership The development is the fifth ilke Homes is delivering as a full 'turnkey'...
16.12.2020
Laing O’Rourke CEO Ray O’Rourke is upbeat about the contractor’s prospects, saying covid-19 has increased interest in “the role and capabilities” of MMC on which his firm’s operating model is based.
16.12.2020
Laing O’Rourke CEO Ray O’Rourke is upbeat about the contractor’s prospects, saying covid-19 has increased interest in “the role and capabilities” of MMC on which his firm’s operating model is based.
16.12.2020
Henley Construct, a division of the Henley Homes Group, has completed the transformation of a former council office site in Wembley, building 248 new apartments and retail space using offsite construction.
15.12.2020
TYRONE-based specialist building contractor Western has seen turnover surge and employment levels grow in its latest set of accounts. The Coalisland firm, which operates throughout the UK and Ireland and is best known for its offsite...
15.12.2020
The multi-million pound contract awarded to Premier Modular to provide bespoke modular buildings for COVID-19 testing has been doubled to 50 sites across the UK. In the last three months, Premier has invested £7million in its hire fleet to...
15.12.2020
Sarah Beale, Chief Executive of CITB, has given notice of her resignation which will come into effect from September 2021. She has served as CEO since January 2017, having previously held a range of senior leadership positions at the...
15.12.2020
Sarah Beale, Chief Executive of CITB, has given notice of her resignation which will come into effect from September 2021. She has served as CEO since January 2017, having previously held a range of senior leadership positions at the...
15.12.2020
Working in partnership with Ardmore, leading light steel frame manufacturer EOS designed, manufactured and supplied their award-winning steel framing system (SFS) infill walling and load-bearing steel systems for the unique Ram Quarter...
15.12.2020
Although BoKlok may be an unfamiliar brand name in the UK, its joint owners Skanska and IKEA are familiar faces to most of us. As Graeme Culliton, BoKlok Managing Director and Country Manager told us, things are about to change. ...
15.12.2020
CSIC seeks new chair to guide it into new phase for the construction industry. After seven years on the governance board – and three years as chair – John Forster will step down from his position at...
15.12.2020
A Highbridge bathroom pod manufacturer has reported a 73 per cent increase in pre-tax profits in its latest accounts. Offsite Solutions is part of a family-owned group of companies which includes specialist furniture manufacturer,...
15.12.2020
A Highbridge bathroom pod manufacturer has reported a 73 per cent increase in pre-tax profits in its latest accounts. Offsite Solutions is part of a family-owned group of companies which includes specialist furniture manufacturer,...
14.12.2020
Demonstrating that building safety does not have to compromise aesthetic appeal, PSP Group have launched a range of Matrix Mosaic rainscreen cladding systems that can be personalised to reflect local landmarks, pay tribute to the area's...
14.12.2020
Following on from picking up a trophy at the Offsite Awards in the Product Innovation category –demonstrating the depth and breadth of the company's skills, EOS has been Highly Commended at the Tall Buildings Awards for River Street Tower in...
14.12.2020
Populo Living has been the given the green light to build 200 new social rent homes above existing council-owned blocks in Newham Populo Living is central to Newham Council's Housing Delivery programme. New rooftop homes for social...
14.12.2020
The Supply Chain Sustainability School has launched Offsite for Everyone, a comprehensive new suite of learning materials to guide the construction industry in its adoption of offsite construction. Offsite for Everyone is...
14.12.2020
The Supply Chain Sustainability School has launched Offsite for Everyone, a comprehensive new suite of learning materials to guide the construction industry in its adoption of offsite construction. Offsite for Everyone is...
14.12.2020
Taylor Lane Timber Frame has supplied and erected its 140mm pre-insulated timber frame kits for the first phase of Acorn Property Group's landmark development – Cubis Bruton in Somerset – comprising three and four-bedroom houses and...
14.12.2020
The McAvoy Group used offsite methods to deliver a £15million contract for the construction of a new wing at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, with the 6,500sq m three-storey building having to integrate seamlessly with...
14.12.2020
Sigmat have agreed a major new partnership with McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, to use Sigmat’s unique modern method of construction (MMC). Following a detailed selection...
14.12.2020
Global hedge fund giant Man Group has signed a £31m deal with modular housing company Ilke Homes for 227 offsite homes to be used on a development in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The deal, which was confirmed early December,...
14.12.2020
Architects believe that innovation has transformed the reputation of offsite construction from the poor quality 'prefabs' of the past, to the fit-for-purpose solutions the construction industry needs to meet escalating demand. This was the...
11.12.2020
Merit has launched Merit Health, a new healthcare division focused on building hospitals faster, more cost-effectively and sustainably while also deploying enhanced infection control which can make wards COVID-19 safe. Merit...
11.12.2020
The focus on offsite construction has sharpened throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with many wondering whether the outbreak and the consequential delays to existing construction projects would propel offsite forward as the future of...
11.12.2020
All timber users and buyers advised to strengthen their purchasing strategies in dialogue with their suppliers. The Timber Trade Federation is advising all timber users and buyers to strengthen their purchasing strategies in dialogue...
11.12.2020
Sigmat and McCarthy & Stone have entered into a major partnership to deliver new retirement communities using Sigmat’s Light Gauge Steel Framing (LGSF) offsite structural solution Following a...
10.12.2020
Swan/NU living has announced the acquisition of a 15-year lease of Basildon 117, a newly built 116,841sq ft industrial unit, opposite their existing modular housing factory in Basildon, Essex. Unit 117, which was developed by Panattoni, will...
10.12.2020
Oxford City Housing Ltd (OCHL) is looking for high quality, sustainable contractors interested in helping it to deliver more than 2,500 low carbon homes across Oxfordshire in the next 10 years. Oxford City Council's...
09.12.2020
64 Old Church Street is a Grade II* listed residence, designed by Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff in 1936. It has been a home and focus for the family of its current owner for more than 40 years. During this time, the...
08.12.2020
Leading Passivhaus design and construction company Beattie Passive has successfully expanded into a significantly larger facility to ramp up production of their signature Passivhaus standard modular homes for clients across the UK, creating...
08.12.2020
Following on from the online Modular Matters conference and exhibition in October, a virtual roundtable focused on volumetric modular technology and the potential opportunities and challenges for providers within the residential sector. ...
08.12.2020
Skanska and IKEA's jointly owned modular housing business, BoKlok UK, have signed a deal with affordable housing provider Vivid to deliver homes. The partners aim to deliver 1000 new modular homes on sites throughout Hampshire,...
08.12.2020
A Buckinghamshire Council project to provide shelter for homeless families in urgent need of housing is one major step closer to completion, as purpose-built modules are now being installed at the Desborough Road...
08.12.2020
Six specialists have won places on the £400m Procure Plus Framework to manufacture high-quality modular homes for local authorities and housing associations. The winning firms are Impact Modular, Jan Snel UK Ltd, M-AR...
08.12.2020
Six specialists have won places on the £400m Procure Plus Framework to manufacture high-quality modular homes for local authorities and housing associations. The winning firms are Impact Modular, Jan Snel UK Ltd, M-AR...
08.12.2020
BSI, the business improvement company, today launches a BSI Kitemark™ certification scheme for innovation. This new Kitemark programme has been designed to help organizations improve their innovation management performance, and demonstrate...
07.12.2020
This revolutionary externally flush tilt & turn window is an ideal solution for any building project, as it has been specifically designed to prevent the framework from overlapping to give a more 'flush' appearance. The...
07.12.2020
London mayor looking for partner for scheme at north London hospital London mayor Sadiq Khan has started the search for a development partner to build more than 220 homes using modern methods of construction in north...
07.12.2020
New factory-made homes have been delivered to Barking and Dagenham as part of a project to house local homeless people. The 20 two-bedroom modular homes will be finished off by Jerram Falkus, at a former garage site in...
07.12.2020
Despite a report calling for construction to ‘Modernise or Die’, the sector is yet to completely embrace modern methods of construction (MMC) as its modus operandi. Yes, interest has grown in recent years, but there are concerns among...
07.12.2020
The Midlands has the chance to become a national centre for modular housing production, an industry expert has said. Mick Ciotkowski, project manager at the University of Wolverhampton's Construction Futures Research Centre, said the...
06.12.2020
Reds10 has appointed Phillip Cartwright as a Non-Executive Director of Reds10 (UK) Limited and Reds10 Space as a Service Limited to support growth across both businesses. Reds10 provides clients with a full turnkey service...
05.12.2020
Roofspace Solutions' innovative offsite manufacturing product i-HouseTM – which guarantees a waterproof dwelling in five days – is being implemented in a Lovell Homes site in Norwich. The result is a 35% timesaving compared to traditional...
05.12.2020
NG Bailey has completed a fast-paced installation of mechanical and electrical services installation at the UK's prestigious and pioneering new battery development facility, the £130million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC). ...
05.12.2020
Cambridge Innovation Parks Ltd (CIPL), BRE and 3PM have collaborated to propose an exciting new challenge to the timber construction industry. In 2021 CIPL intends to create one of the first fully sustainable business campuses,...
04.12.2020
5 reasons why SpaceJoist is the best choice for new build homes Every new-built home is the result of extensive research and careful planning done by architects, engineers, developers and builders. SpaceJoist helps reduce the amount of...
04.12.2020
Vega Construction Group has launched a "factory in a can" to manufacture steel frames on site. The Essex based specialist has installed a Framecad light gauge steel frame roll forming machine into a shipping container....
04.12.2020
The McAvoy Group is part of the Seismic consortium, the R&D project created to develop design standardisation for schools to drive down costs, reduce lead times and radically improve...
04.12.2020
Bathroom pod manufacturer Offsite Solutions has outlined how it can help construction clients and contractors mitigate some of the economic uncertainty during the Brexit transition period. There is genuine concern that there could be...
04.12.2020
Steve Chivers, Managing Director at modular manufacturer Rollalong and Paul Read, Head of Development and Sales at Magna Housing, discuss how their partnership is encouraging more clients to see the benefits of offsite construction. ...
03.12.2020
The number of new homes registered to be built by the UK's housebuilders in the first three quarters of 2020 is down by 30% on the same period last year, according to figures released by NHBC. In the year to date (January to September 2020),...
03.12.2020
ilke Homes is set to deliver up to 140 homes in Nottinghamshire after being selected by Nottinghamshire County Council to regenerate a brownfield site. The deal, which followed a competitive tender process, will see the redevelopment of...
03.12.2020
Picking up multiple awards at the Offsite Awards 2020 and the coveted Winner of Winners honour, the newbuild resettlement prison in Wellingborough is an exemplar for integration, collaborative working and a successful offsite...
02.12.2020
Published in September to seemingly little fanfare, Cast CEO, Mark Farmer and HTA Architects partner, Mike De’Ath’s report offering up a ‘blueprint for a housing led industrial strategy’ explained how modular construction could deliver...
02.12.2020
Construction firm Beard has entered into a strategic partnership with Green Unit Limited, in order to help boost production of modular low-carbon buildings. The move is part of Beard's ambition to be more sustainable and to actively drive...
02.12.2020
Over 1,000 residents at a six-block housing and student accommodation development in West London are being evacuated from the buildings over fears about fire risks. London housing association Notting Hill Genesis is to undertake a...
02.12.2020
Over 1,000 residents at a six-block housing and student accommodation development in West London are being evacuated from the buildings over fears about fire risks. London housing association Notting Hill Genesis is to undertake a...
02.12.2020
The last six months have certainly been challenging for everyone. However, during this unprecedented time MetStructures has reported that the business has gone from strength to strength. Keith Wood, Head of Business Development at...
02.12.2020
The last six months have certainly been challenging for everyone. However, during this unprecedented time MetStructures has reported that the business has gone from strength to strength. Keith Wood, Head of Business Development at...
02.12.2020
Södra, one of the UK's foremost suppliers of sustainable timber, has diversified its range of flame retardant treated timber products available to the UK market, with its C260 and C260 Xterior. For centuries, timber has been used in...
01.12.2020
Up to 2,000 new rooftop homes could be built across Southwark without having to demolish any existing buildings, according to research by Fruition Properties and Knight Frank The innovative study, which involved the development of...
01.12.2020
AEDAS Homes, one of Spain’s leading listed homebuilders, has completed construction on Merian Gardens, an €11.4million (£10.2million) modular development near Madrid. This is the final phase of the company’s 54-unit, three-phase...
01.12.2020
Bathroom pod manufacturer Offsite Solutions has delivered its second project for developer Zeal Hotels. The £700,000 contract for main contractor Midas Construction saw Offsite Solutions manufacture 136 steel-framed bathroom pods for...
01.12.2020
Bryden Wood, along with the Mayor of London and consultancy Cast, has updated its open source, free-to-use modular housing design app, PRiSM. Launched in summer 2019, the first iteration of the app combined the Mayor of London's...
01.12.2020
Building Better, the National Housing Federation-supported alliance of housing associations developing offsite solutions for the social housing sector, has begun a search for three manufacturers to deliver its first framework for modern...
30.11.2020
Södra, one of the UK's foremost suppliers of sustainable timber, has launched a landmark immersive experience that transports viewers to its world-leading Swedish forestry operation. Using the latest 360ᴼ video technology, Södra's...
30.11.2020
National contractor Wates Construction has appointed Dan Sadler to the role of Offsite Manufacturing Director, to lead the expansion and development of its award-winning offsite manufacturing business in Coventry - Prism . Dan,...
30.11.2020
We have seen, many lose jobs during Covid, often through no fault of their own, and some really strong people are now immediately available. However, many more are on the job market, who are perfectly fine in their role. Lay-offs...
30.11.2020
Frequently asked questions about the market's new, next generation roofing underlay Protect Viking Air is a new air and vapour permeable roof underlay suitable for cold and warm pitched roof constructions...
27.11.2020
Funding for 400 factory-built homes is the fourth round of the Innovative Housing Programme The Welsh government has announced £35m in funding for affordable low carbon housing and energy efficiency improvements. ...
27.11.2020
Impact Capital was formed this year by entrepreneurs Nick Shattock and Robert Whitton Start-up modular housebuilder Impact Capital has submitted plans for 56 homes in Sevenoaks, Kent. The firm, formed this year by...
27.11.2020
Pressures of budgets are still at the forefront when it comes to businesses selecting products & services rather than a focus on quality, a decision which is causing long term issues, rising costs and questions regarding safety. ...
27.11.2020
The National Housing Federation's (NHF) Building Better alliance has begun the search for three manufacturers to join its £600m offsite homes framework Building Better, the NHF-supported alliance of housing associations, has begun the...
26.11.2020
In this article, David Harris, Managing Director of Premier Modular - one of the UK's leading offsite specialists, looks at the renewed focus on offsite construction and how it is helping to address some of the challenges now facing public...
25.11.2020
As a result of the collaborative approach adopted by the project team, the scope of the AIMCH project has evolved, meaning new, innovative workstreams have been added including topics such as embodied carbon, the use of augmented and mixed...
25.11.2020
A four-storey airspace development has been given the green light by Southwark Council, which will set a new blueprint for sustainable urban development in London The airspace development will be delivered by Skyroom and seeks to balance...
24.11.2020
The impending changes to Part L1A of the Building Regulations for new dwellings will increase energy efficiency requirements for new homes. This is the next step in the UK government's legal commitment towards lowering carbon emissions and the...
23.11.2020
Modular housing specialist ilke Homes has secured a development site in Rushden, Northamptonshire that has the potential to deliver up to 150 affordable homes The deal, brokered by Savills, has seen ilke Homes secure a nine-acre...
19.11.2020
ilke Homes has secured its biggest site to date – a 14.6-acre site in Grantham, which has planning permission for 227 homes The site is located on Dysart Road and benefits from detailed planning consent for 227 homes granted by South...
19.11.2020
With offsite manufacture and modular construction increasing in importance as the UK looks to build back better and at speed, Andy Broome of Howden looks at some of the key risk issues to consider for construction...
16.11.2020
Using design for manufacture and assembly, Laing O'Rourke has delivered a major new hospital in Wales under budget and four months early – no wonder the government is looking to use it as a model for its hospital building programme....
16.11.2020
Coillte, Ireland’s largest commercial forestry and land solutions company, today approved a €44.4M investment to improve...
14.11.2020
The Governing Boards of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and the Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to align the strategies and activities of each organisation with...
14.11.2020
Ikea-owned modular start-up one of the first to use NHBC's new system for certifying off-site build Part Ikea-owned modular housing developer BoKlok has had its system approved by the NHBC under its new service for assessing MMC build...
13.11.2020
According to a new report from analysts at AMA Research, the pandemic slowed down the productivity of modular housebuilding with reductions in contractor output just as that seen in conventional construction.    The firm has...
12.11.2020
Initiative designed to shed more light on new technologies Firms are being put on notice to carry out research into modern methods of construction for the housing ministry. Building understands that an open tender...
11.11.2020
Premier Modular's contract to provide bespoke buildings for Covid-19 testing has been doubled to 50 sites across the UK. The extension of the deal follows the success of the first phase awarded to Premier by the Department of Health and...
10.11.2020
Construction firm Beard has entered into a strategic partnership with Green Unit Limited, in order to help boost production of modular low-carbon buildings. The move is part of Beard’s ambition to be more sustainable and to more actively...
10.11.2020
Modular building specialist, M-AR has secured a second MMC factory to support its growing order book Securing a new 100,000 sq ft MMC factory at Freightliner Road in Hull will accelerate M-AR's ability to deliver the much-needed homes...
10.11.2020
Laing O'Rourke will manufacture a total of 4,000 items offsite for use in the redevelopment of the Whiteleys centre in London. The redevelopment of the building, designed by Foster + Partners, will transform the former Bayswater...
09.11.2020
NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has announced that BoKlok has been officially welcomed to NHBC Accepts. NHBC Accepts is an all-inclusive, end-to-end service...
06.11.2020
Housing secretary makes pledge and tells Tory conference any further cash in the spending review will be focused on MMC At least a fifth of homes planned through the government's £12bn affordable homes programme will be built using...
06.11.2020
John Carter, commercial director for commercial real estate at Aldermore bank, explores the importance of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in an evolving industry Modern Methods of Construction are increasingly being used in the...
05.11.2020
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is hoping to complete a £500m redevelopment of Leeds General Infirmary by 2025 by stacking pre-constructed modules. The site for the project is a constrained city centre site and the NHS trust...
03.11.2020
Beard has formed a partnership with modular low-carbon buildings specialist Green Unit Limited to boost production of its eco pods. Beard has been looking to expand in the modern methods of construction (MMC)...
03.11.2020
The initial modular homes have been assembled on a test site in Tower Hamlets to deliver accommodation for homeless Londoners The prototype units belong to the Pan-London Accommodation Collaborative Enterprise (PLACE), a not-for-profit...
02.11.2020
Modular construction firm Darwin Group has been chosen to deliver a new £33m COVID-19 hospital building in Cardiff to ensure capacity for patients in the event of a second spike in serious coronavirus cases. The temporary building at...
30.10.2020
Ilke Homes is to manufacture six affordable modular homes as part of a wider 4,000-home development on the site of the UK's first-ever oil refinery. Ilke will build the homes for Abode Waterstone and they will be managed by Welsh...
29.10.2020
The modular construction arm of Robert Whitton and Nick Shattock’s new development venture Impact Property Group has been awarded a £303m contract to deliver homes for housing associations and local authorities. The contract from the...
29.10.2020
ICW Group works in partnership with property developers and construction clients across the UK, providing structural warranties and approved building control inspection services to the construction industry – ensuring...
28.10.2020
Building Better group of associations will launch modular framework procurement this month. A consortium of housing associations will this month kick start a hunt for modular housing manufacturers to join a framework designed to oversee...
27.10.2020
With more than 85 years' experience, Sidey is in the top 10 of the UK's biggest fenestration companies. With all round expertise in commercial, new build, trade and domestic windows, doors, glazing and offsite construction, Sidey works with...
27.10.2020
The new Geberit Select Collection offers pod and modular bathroom manufacturers more choice across mid-market projects, and, with 11 ranges, embodies the very essence of Geberit. The collection will open up a host of functional,...
27.10.2020
Recognised for investing in industry leading research and a collaborative culture - EOS are supporting prominent rainscreen and facade manufacturer, BTS Facades and Fabrications to bring an innovative and high-performance complete walling...
27.10.2020
MEDITE SMARTPLY has now launched SMARTPLY MAX FR B, the brand new Euroclass B OSB3, a market innovation bringing increased...
26.10.2020
Building products manufacturer Glidevale Protect has launched Viking Air, an independently certified air and vapour permeable (LR) roofing underlay for cold and warm pitched roofs.   By delivering class-leading air and...
22.10.2020
An East Yorkshire offsite construction specialist has secured an £11m funding package from Barclays to support growth plans. Premier Modular was established in 1956 and is headquartered at Brandesburton. The business offers...
22.10.2020
Dive Brief: Chicago-based Skender Manufacturing, the modular-focused spinoff of general contractor Skender Construction, has announced it is closing its doors due to economic difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
21.10.2020
Fusion Building Systems, a well-established light steel frame superstructure manufacturer, celebrates two decades in the offsite construction sector this year. Head of business development Robert Clark discusses the changes the industry has seen...
21.10.2020
We have been complaining about the slow progress for years and, while there have been many valuable investments in developing capacity, we have not been able to achieve the scale required to really move the productivity needle. Not...
20.10.2020
With decades of experience to draw on, Cogent Consulting is incredibly busy advising on a wide range of offsite delivery issues across the UK construction sector. Managing director, Darren Richards, shares his perspective on the progression...
19.10.2020
The Centre for Digital Built Britain, as part of the Construction Innovation Hub, is supporting a ground-breaking commercial development. Thayla Zomer, a research student embedded in the project team, reports on her work assessing the benefits to...
19.10.2020
Ron Lang, Impact Director for Value at the Construction Innovation Hub, illustrates why value-based decision-making will accelerate the shift towards adopting an offsite methodology. Whether you work in offsite or the more...
16.10.2020
A new £250m framework has been launched for offsite suppliers to deliver schools, hospitals and community buildings Offsite manufacturers looking to boost the profile of Modern Methods Construction (MMC) in the public sector are...
14.10.2020
Graham Cleland, Managing Director of Berkeley Modular, sees digitalisation as an enabler to scale and a way to leverage productivity. With the landscape of the UK’s offsite sector becoming increasingly populated over the last few years, what...
14.10.2020
ilke Homes is set to deliver up to 140 homes in Nottinghamshire after being selected by Nottinghamshire County Council to regenerate a brownfield site in Arnold. The deal, which followed a competitive tender process, will see the...
13.10.2020
NHBC provide warranty and insurance for around 75-80% of the new homes built in the UK each year. With the recent launch of NHBC Accepts, they now bring decades of expertise and knowledge to the offsite world. We spoke to Richard Lankshear,...
12.10.2020
Central Housing Investment Consortium deal could run up to 15 years Three modular specialists have won places on a new £2bn housing framework The Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) said the deal will run...
09.10.2020
Midlands and southern housing procurement group, Central Housing Investment Consortium, has picked three firms for its modular housing framework. The procurement consortium of more than 60 housing associations and local authorities is...
08.10.2020
Government welcomes plan to draw up common standard to promote offsite homes Some of the UK’s biggest new home warranty providers have agreed to develop a set of standards by which homes built using modern construction methods...
07.10.2020
David Clark, manufacturing director of The McAvoy Group explores how offsite construction can help the industry hit net-zero targets Last month the Prime Minister announced an expansive £350m package to cut UK emissions in heavy...
06.10.2020
London’s Lewisham council has selected Caledonian Modular to deliver two volumetric housing schemes. The £27m deal will see 65 affordable homes for people in local housing need, as well as a range of non-residential...
05.10.2020
Greenwich signs up Liverpool off-site supplier Ideal Modular for £300m 750-home council housing programme Greenwich council has appointed a consortium of firms to a £300m modular housing contract which the businesses claim is the...
02.10.2020
The first batch of modular homes designed as accommodation for homeless Londoners has been assembled on a test site in Tower Hamlets. The prototype units belong to PLACE (the Pan-London Accommodation Collaborative Enterprise), a...
02.10.2020
Independent building services specialist Lorne Stewart is still battling to stem losses. Accounts for last year reveal the Harrow-based building services contractor delivered a £690,000 pre-tax loss, improved from losses of...
02.10.2020
The specially designed houses can be built and furnished on site within a single week, London Councils claims. Hundreds of modular homes that can be built and furnished in a single week are being planned for London to help alleviate...
01.10.2020
The acceptance of modular homes as part of the UK housing market is growing fast. Neil Toner and Mark Davis discuss what you should consider when embarking on an MMC project Modular housing is an important and emerging part of the...
01.10.2020
Scheme being run by Procure Plus The race is on for modular specialists to win a place on a new £400m housing framework. Procure Plus has unveiled its new deal, which will run for an initial period of four years. ...
30.09.2020
Work is underway on a twin-tower development in Singapore that will claim to be the tallest modular buildings in the world when complete in 2023. The 56-storey Avenue South Residences, designed by Singapore’s ADDP Architects and...
29.09.2020
SES Engineering Services’ (SES) has announced its latest contract win in the student accommodation sector. Working on behalf of main contractor, Kier, SES has been appointed to the design and build of 491 student bedrooms for...
28.09.2020
Sonia Travis, head of commercial sales at Epwin Window Systems discusses recent research into the growth of Modern Methods of Construction in social housing, and how the business is adapting to the growth of offsite construction. The...
25.09.2020
We’ve been helping to improve build quality through NHBC Standards since 1936. We provide warranty and insurance for around 75/80% of the new homes built in the UK each year with around a million on site inspections carried out each year....
25.09.2020
Turner & Townsend has been appointed to support the construction of 15 modular school buildings, as part of a major education expansion programme in Hamburg. SBH Schulbau Hamburg appointed Turner & Townsend to provide...
25.09.2020
Building materials firm Etex Group has bought Leicestershire-based manufacturer and supplier of firestopping products, FSi. The move strengthens Etex's ability to provide comprehensive lightweight construction solutions for clients...
24.09.2020
Timber frame and SIPs panel manufacturers can speed up the installation of windows and doors by using the Sidey Kitfix® system. Pressure is on for builders and developers to get on and off-site faster. This means looking at ways to reduce the...
24.09.2020
Boss of insurance giant's modular business says firm now ready to deliver 'at scale' Work to build the first major scheme from insurance giant Legal & General's modular housing business is "substantially complete",...
24.09.2020
Engineering specialist, SES Engineering Services (SES), has been appointed to the design and build of 491 student bedrooms for Manchester Metropolitan University on the latest phase of works at its multimillion-pound Birley Fields campus,...
24.09.2020
Engineering specialist, SES Engineering Services (SES), has been appointed to the design and build of 491 student bedrooms for Manchester Metropolitan University on the latest phase of works at its multimillion-pound Birley Fields campus,...
23.09.2020
The Technical Design Services Group (TDSG) has joined STELLAR which will support SMEs and social housing providers to embrace Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). Created and lead by Totally Modular, the STELLAR consortium aims to...
23.09.2020
East Yorkshire-based offsite construction specialist, Premier Modular, has been secured a £1.5m contract to provide modular housing for homeless families. The new homes are developed by Be First, the regeneration arm of Barking and...
22.09.2020
Offsite contractors have been put on notice for an education deal across Norfolk. The county council is looking for a single contractor for four schemes at Norwich, Caister-on-Sea, Downham Market and Mundesley. The...
22.09.2020
Ministers should create specific funding and targets for modular homes as part of the government's drive to build 75,000 this decade, a report has urged The study, co-authored by HTA Design partner Mike De'Ath, recommends that the...
21.09.2020
Sadiq Khan supports creation of app from Bryden Wood which allows quick feasibility testing of offsite schemes Off-site construction consultancy Bryden Wood has re-launched an app created alongside the mayor of London aimed at enabling...
21.09.2020
Report calls for government to boost affordable homes programme and give Homes England new role The government should embark on a programme to build 75,000 modular homes a year according to a report co-authored by the government's...
21.09.2020
Supported by the Mayor of London, tech-led design practice Bryden Wood and leading residential consultancy Cast, have released a significant new version of the cutting-edge PRiSM app, which harnesses the latest digital technology and data to...
18.09.2020
In an open letter to the construction industry, Victoria Hills, Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), says dismantling the planning system will lead to failure of the ‘build, build, build’ agenda. The RTPI has...
18.09.2020
The new development of six zero carbon, family homes for rent, will transform vacant land in Oak Road, Sittingbourne into one of the most energy-efficient housing schemes in the country. The all-electric modular homes in Sittingbourne...
17.09.2020
The McAvoy Group has completed a £3.3 million building for Surrey County Council at Sunbury Manor School in Sunbury-on-Thames. Designed in collaboration with TODD Architects, the new teaching and dining block will allow the school to expand...
16.09.2020
Belgium has seen Kamp C – the Westerlo-based provincial Centre for Sustainability and Innovation in Construction – print a house using the largest 3D concrete printer in Europe. The 90sq.m dwelling was printed in one piece with a fixed...
15.09.2020
Forty sustainable modular homes are set to be created in Nottinghamshire after Network Rail and modular home developer ilke Homes announced a significant investment in a brownfield site next to Beeston station.  The deal, which has...
14.09.2020
Engineers RWO Associates is delivering an undisclosed contract to support the construction of the next phase of a multi-million pound digital and creative hub in Middlesbrough, which has been inspired by a popular children’s toy. ...
11.09.2020
Premier Modular, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has appointed David Harris as Managing Director. The appointment follows the retirement of Eugenio de Sa after more than 20 years in the business but remains as Executive...
10.09.2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes across the UK and we enter a new phase of working, the construction industry has begun to pick up the pieces and has been tasked by Government to Build Build Build. The Construction Products...
08.09.2020
Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH), the three-year project funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), and set up by a consortium of private, public and...
07.09.2020
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is today calling on students with a passion for innovation and disruption to help lead the charge for change in the construction sector. CSIC is looking to galvanise...
04.09.2020
Modular construction business Integra Buildings has signed up to sponsor Bridlington Town AFC, just weeks after completing a new clubhouse for the non-league football team. East Yorkshire-based Integra, an award-winning designer and...
03.09.2020
Laing O’Rourke is aiming to deliver 90% of construction work on projects inside its factories by 2025. Currently, the group’s goal is to manufacture 70% of a project’s components offsite, part of its ‘70:60:30’ strategy,...
03.09.2020
On the back of appointing Mike Fairey as its new Chair, the Light Steel Frame Association (LSFA), has also welcomed Melanie Davies, Market Manager for supply chain member Etex Building Performance to the Steering Group. With...
02.09.2020
Construction of an £8m healthcare sterilisation facility is underway in Northumberland. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s centralised sterilisation service department (CSSD) is being built next to its emergency...
01.09.2020
Wates has announced a major restructure as part of an effort to target more residential and public sector work as it looks to recover from the coronavirus crisis. The changes will see Wates Residential will become a standalone...
31.08.2020
Commitment comes as firm announces plan to invest £150m on growth after surprise fundraise Housebuilder Countryside is to invest £20m in a 3,500-home a-year modular housing factory after yesterday raising £250m on the stock...
31.08.2020
As the construction industry starts to get the country back building again, contractors are now considering the economic and safety challenges that lie ahead in the sector’s recovery. David Ayers, piping category manager from Geberit looks...
28.08.2020
Offsite construction specialist Premier Modular has won a £7.5m contract for a development of apartments that will provide facilities for homeless people and their families. The East Yorkshire company has been awarded contract for the...
28.08.2020
Wates is to consolidate its offsite construction expertise into a single business unit after its success working on a covid hospital in London, as it announced plans to restructure the business. After building a new intensive care unit...
27.08.2020
Totally Modular and University of Wolverhampton academics have secured funding to accelerate research into Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and discover solutions to the UK housing crisis STELLAR, the consortium of...
27.08.2020
Totally Modular and University of Wolverhampton academics have secured funding to accelerate research into Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and discover solutions to the UK housing crisis STELLAR, the consortium of...
27.08.2020
Work to breathe new life into brownfield land at Icknield Port Loop, close to the heart of Birmingham is being accelerated following a £4m investment by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The funding paves the way for...
26.08.2020
The Department for Education is calling up contractors for a major market engagement event ahead of renewing its huge school building framework. Chiefs at DfE are gearing up for a major school building push promised by Boris...
26.08.2020
Premier Modular has appointed David Harris as managing director, this follows the retirement of Eugenio de Sa after more than 20 years in the business David Harris has been a director of Premier since 2011 when he joined to lead...
26.08.2020
Premier Modular has appointed David Harris as managing director, this follows the retirement of Eugenio de Sa after more than 20 years in the business David Harris has been a director of Premier since 2011 when he joined to lead...
25.08.2020
The fastest offsite rebar solution – FasterFix Modular Rebar – is a fully offsite prefabricated solution that enables faster, cost effective and efficient on-site construction. This product is one of the selections of offsite solutions...
25.08.2020
The fastest offsite rebar solution – FasterFix Modular Rebar – is a fully offsite prefabricated solution that enables faster, cost effective and efficient on-site construction. This product is one of the selections of offsite solutions...
25.08.2020
When modules are ready to be shipped out to their destination, it is already too late to ask how we will protect them during transportation and storage. Those points should be pre-planned as a part of your project cycle, as depending on the...
25.08.2020
A Newry bathroom manufacturer has won a £3m contract with a London developer. Connex Offsite, which specialises in high-end modular bathroom pods, said it will supply luxury modular bathroom pods to London property developer Mount...
24.08.2020
BeA are well established in Europe as the leading system supplier for fastening and connection technology. Our automated systems, staples, nails and special fasteners are used by renowned manufacturers in fully automated production. ...
24.08.2020
In this ebook, Jackie Maginnis, chief executive of the Modular & Portable Buildings Association, discusses the evolution of volumetric modular technology from its inception to the advanced systems that are proving increasingly popular...
24.08.2020
In this ebook, Jackie Maginnis, chief executive of the Modular & Portable Buildings Association, discusses the evolution of volumetric modular technology from its inception to the advanced systems that are proving increasingly popular...
21.08.2020
Berkeley Homes has built a six-storey, 19-apartment block in London’s Woolwich from modular units shipped from Latvia. The 48 modules that make up the Officers’ House project in the Royal Arsenal Riverside development were...
20.08.2020
Bathroom pod manufacturer Offsite Solutions has picked up its first contract for its new floorless GRP pods, developed for the build-to-rent sector. Under a £1.6m contract for ISG, Offsite Solutions will manufacture more than 400 bathroom...
19.08.2020
With the live events industry buckling under the strain of COVID-19,  a modular, factory-finished terrace product could help the sector bring reprofiling and renovation projects to a cost-effective conclusion, says David Glover, CEO, SPS...
18.08.2020
The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) is a government sanctioned, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to improving standards within the industry. Chief Executive Damian Walters spoke to us about...
18.08.2020
Offsite MEP specialist Alternative Heat has completed phase one of a £5m expansion to its Offsite Fabrication Facilities. The move increases the firm’s offsite capacity to over 11,000sqm of state-of-the-art fabrication floorspace and...
17.08.2020
Stuart Carr, Director with architects Inglis & Carr, sees several potential long-term changes to the way housing is designed and delivered as an outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent trip to Verona, prior to the...
17.08.2020
Forta PRO has delivered 19 modular apartments to Berkeley Homes’ Royal Arsenal Riverside site in London
14.08.2020
Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association (STA) discusses how any reduction in the use of engineered timber systems may severely inhibit our ability to decarbonise the UK construction industry. The...
14.08.2020
Bromford has collaborated with GSSArchitecture and Totally Modular to develop plans for Gloucestershire’s first offsite modular housing scheme The modular housing plans were drawn up by GSSArchitecture using Totally Modular’s...
13.08.2020
Since its introduction at the Focus on Framing conference in June 2019, the Light Steel Frame Association (LSFA) has grown in stature and numbers – now including some of the most prominent names operating in the sector.  As the...
13.08.2020
BoKlok UK has appointed Sisk regional director Noel Sheehan as its new delivery director. Sheehan, who has previously worked as a construction director for Vinci and operations director for Galliford Try, has already started work...
12.08.2020
Wernick has delivered a second modular building for Swansea University. The two-storey, 2,600m² building was constructed with an end-to-end build programme of just 28 weeks. Situated on Swansea University’s prestigious Bay Campus,...
11.08.2020
The Homes for Heroes national campaign calls on the government to commit to delivering 100,000 affordable, eco-friendly, factory-built homes for key workers on public land and is backed by an alliance of major housing associations and modular...
11.08.2020
Project Etopia has become the first housebuilder in the world to achieve both the Carbon Neutral International Standard and to join the United Nations Climate Neutral Now Initiative, the modular construction firm has claimed. As a...
10.08.2020
In the wake of the pandemic and enforced shutdown of the entire construction industry, what can offsite suppliers do to avoid becoming insolvent or falling victim to an insolvency elsewhere in the supply chain? Michael Gerard of Michael...
10.08.2020
Modular construction specialists, Darwin Group has delivered a new multi-use block for Gretton School in Cambridge scaling 234 sq m. The brand-new STEAM block will provide the school with two science labs, a design and...
07.08.2020
Hadley Group & Hadley Steel Framing have released their latest update - providing insight into their latest product and project developments for Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) – available to read online HERE. ...
07.08.2020
Improving levels of occupant safety, together with increasing the quality of the build, is under the microscope. Risk, quality, time, cost and performance – need to be managed and controlled. Here, Steve Thompson, managing director of EOS,...
06.08.2020
As UK society and the construction industry come to terms with the impact of COVID-19, one of the long term changes will be the layout and type of building in which we live and work. Building product specialists Etex hosted a roundtable to...
06.08.2020
The government has announced plans to build four new prisons using modern methods of construction, including standardised components manufactured offsite. The four new jails, the first of which will be built next to HMP Full Sutton, in...
05.08.2020
With ambitious targets and huge sums of money required to improve the nation’s key infrastructure – can offsite methods provide the answers? Gary Ramsay caught up with Will Varah, Programme Director, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)...
05.08.2020
ilke Homes has agreed a deal with Crea8ive Sustainable Homes that will see the modular housing company deliver 76 sustainable homes to Evesham, Worcestershire, marking ilke Homes’ tenth deal this calendar year. ilke Homes will acquire and...
05.08.2020
Energy-efficient homes and greener methods of housebuilding will be fundamental in delivering a clean recovery after the Covid-19 crisis, believes Christy Hayes, CEO at Tide Construction and Vision Modular Systems. The...
04.08.2020
North East offsite specialist, Merit, is challenging traditional construction procurement models to deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive projects. The company has transformed itself into a technology company using innovation and...
04.08.2020
Modern Methods of Construction play a vital role in ensuring the ‘new normal’ is greener and more efficient, according to Dame Judith Hackitt and construction minister Nadhim Zahawi While the past three months have been...
03.08.2020
Offsite construction specialist, Merit, has been awarded a £6 million contract by STERIS to design and build a new Decontamination Super Centre in Chessington. This will be the fifth decontamination facility the Cramlington-based...
31.07.2020
Premier Modular recruits as order books show no sign of slowing across public and private sector work Thirty more staff have been recruited at East Yorkshire-based Premier Modular as it remains open and at capacity through...
30.07.2020
TDSG has joined Stellar, a consortium of academic, technical, industry and end user stakeholders, that will work together is supporting SMEs and Social Housing Providers to embrace MMC (Modern Methods of Construction). Created and lead by...
30.07.2020
Building Better has chosen Procurement for Housing (PfH) to develop a procurement framework for offsite manufacturing to build at least 500 new homes The National Housing Federation-supported alliance of housing associations working to...
30.07.2020
Building Better has chosen Procurement for Housing (PfH) to develop a procurement framework for offsite manufacturing to build at least 500 new homes The National Housing Federation-supported alliance of housing associations working to...
29.07.2020
There have been huge technical developments in cladding solutions in recent years and with architects demanding a more aesthetic approach to the building envelope, Heath Hindmarch Chairman of PSP Architectural, considers the balance that has to...
29.07.2020
The Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) is procuring three contracts for the manufacturing, supply and erection of new modular housing as part of a £2bn framework CHIC’s modular housing contract is divided into 3 lots....
29.07.2020
~ Inspiring transformational change in the built environment supply chain ~ In summer 2019, the UK Government committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. While 30 years seems like a long time, we must make the...
29.07.2020
The global pandemic will have a wide-reaching impact on us all.  It is difficult to see how any industry sector will come through this unscathed and without re-examining how to do things differently.  What will be important is that we...
28.07.2020
When you consider the most essential aspect of a construction project, what do you think of first? If it’s not site hoarding, think again.  The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 demonstrates the duty of care that all...
27.07.2020
The Offsite Awards have grown in stature year on year and despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, the event organisers announced record levels of entries. The judges declared that the standard was higher than ever and competition to be...
27.07.2020
An innovative combination of three reflective, insulating and low emissivity construction membranes from Protect Membranes has been used to deliver the magic formula for a new build apartment scheme in Plymouth, Devon, helping achieve the key...
24.07.2020
As global leaders grapple with issues surrounding climate change, the world is gradually coming together to develop strategies to help alleviate the impact of global warming. Here, Andy Goodwin, Managing Director of B&K Structures, shares...
22.07.2020
Richard Lankshear, NHBC’s Innovation Manager, talks through the organisation’s new comprehensive review service for innovative products and systems – NHBC Accepts. We’ve been helping to improve build quality through NHBC Standards...
22.07.2020
Richard Lankshear, NHBC’s Innovation Manager, talks through the organisation’s new comprehensive review service for innovative products and systems – NHBC Accepts. We’ve been helping to improve build quality through NHBC Standards...
17.07.2020
Studies by AMA Research have pinpointed the sectors that will experience an upturn from the Covid-19 pandemic, with both modular and offsite construction set to grow The impact of Covid-19 on the economy is still highly uncertain....
15.07.2020
Demonstrating Critical Value to Clients and Investors As predicted, the UK’s build-to-rent (BTR) market is set to grow. Property agent Savills recently estimated that the sector will increase in value from £9.6 billion to a...
14.07.2020
HALTON Housing has joined the Board of Building Better - a consortium of housing associations working together to realise the benefits of modern methods of construction (MMC). The consortium comprises housing associations who have the...
13.07.2020
The West Midlands Combined Authority plans to insist that developers use offsite construction on some projects in the region. Combined authority housing lead Mike Bird said he believes the speed of offsite delivery outweighs what...
10.07.2020
A council-owned development company wants its architects to design schemes for offsite construction to drive forward its circular economy push BeFirst is owned by Barking & Dagenham Council and aims to deliver 3,000 homes, as well...
07.07.2020
The prefabricated volumetric building systems market is expected to grow by 14% from 2020-2024, according to the latest report by AMA Research The ‘Prefabricated Volumetric Building Systems Market Report’ reveals that the largest...
06.07.2020
Ilke Homes has announced a reorganisation of the business to help it generate revenue quicker. The modular builder has set up a new homes and development division to be led by managing director Ben Miller. According to the firm, the...
03.07.2020
Industry needs to move to more sophisticated ways of working, says former Balfour Beatty boss Dave Smith Once this pandemic is over, it will be very easy to return to the old ways – and some will. But, hopefully, most of the industry...
02.07.2020
Modular outfit ilke Homes has moved into speculative housing development and opened new offices in London, Birmingham and Bristol. The firm has also promoted managing director Ben Miller, formerly of Crest Nicholson, to become CEO of...
02.07.2020
Modular outfit ilke Homes has moved into speculative housing development and opened new offices in London, Birmingham and Bristol. The firm has also promoted managing director Ben Miller, formerly of Crest Nicholson, to become CEO of...
01.07.2020
Bathroom pod manufacturer Offsite Solutions has been awarded its fourth package for student accommodation developer, urbanest. The £1.8m contract is to manufacture over 500 high specification ensuite shower pods for urbanest City in London. ...
30.06.2020
BoKlok will use Goldman Sachs-backed TopHat to manufacture homes for planned UK expansion Ikea-backed housebuilder BoKlok has selected modular housing start up TopHat to build its timber frame homes in the UK. The...
26.06.2020
Homes England has commissioned Atkins and its cost consultants Faithful+Gould to run the rule over how effectively different types of modern methods of construction drive productivity A series of Homes England’s own sites will participate in...
26.06.2020
Homes England has commissioned Atkins and its cost consultants Faithful+Gould to run the rule over how effectively different types of modern methods of construction drive productivity A series of Homes England’s own sites will participate in...
25.06.2020
Yorkshire-based modular housing company ilke Homes has opened new offices in London, Birmingham and Bristol, as well as creating a new ‘homes and development unit’, to manage the near-200% annual growth of the company’s demand pipeline....
24.06.2020
International modular buildings giant China International Marine Containers has wound up its main UK business. CIMC Modular Building Systems built around a dozen projects here including several Travelodge, Premier and Hilton hotel...
23.06.2020
New Light Steel Frame Association supply chain members, STRUMIS are delighted to announce the release of their most comprehensive and feature rich version of STRUMIS V10.4 - the world leading steel fabrication Management Information System for...
22.06.2020
As we wait for the outcome of the recent Government consultation on the ban of the use of combustible materials in and on external walls of buildings, members of the Light Steel Frame Association (LSFA) are experiencing unprecedented demand....
19.06.2020
The Covid 19 pandemic presents unique challenges to all business sectors including construction. One of the most pressing difficulties is keeping up productivity on site while practising the social distancing measures as per government...
18.06.2020
A group of housing associations have called for an offsite-housebuilding programme modelled on the UK’s post-First World War construction efforts, to help key workers access affordable housing. The G15 group of the largest housing...
17.06.2020
Modular builder Top Hat is in line to construct build-to-rent homes for a developer as part of a pilot to use modular construction on a project near Cambridge. Developer Urban & Civic announced that it may incorporate modular...
16.06.2020
Leading modular housing company ilke Homes in partnership with leading housing provider Stonewater will deliver 120 factory-built affordable homes in Herefordshire in a £23m deal. The 100% affordable housing development will use modern methods...
15.06.2020
BoKlok UK, the sustainable, quality low-cost home provider, jointly owned by Skanska and IKEA, has announced that it has appointed leading technology-driven modular housing manufacturer TopHat, to help deliver part of its first product offering...
09.06.2020
The Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project is delighted to welcome Simon Dudley, Interim Chair of Homes England, as Chair of the AIMCH Stakeholder Group. The stakeholder group provides vital two way engagement...
09.06.2020
The Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project is delighted to welcome Simon Dudley, Interim Chair of Homes England, as Chair of the AIMCH Stakeholder Group. The stakeholder group provides vital two way engagement...
08.06.2020
The team at EOS are proud of their award-winning achievements and to showcase the outstanding projects they have been involved with – have launched a series of case study videos featuring: Advanced Manufacturing Building ...
05.06.2020
With two key projects under the spotlight, we hear more about Spantherm – the innovative insulated precast concrete ground-floor system which is being adopted by a growing number of housebuilders and developers. Spantherm is an...
04.06.2020
Fusion Building Systems has been able to complete the installation of its offsite light steel frame system for Jehu Group’s Orchard House social housing scheme in Swansea during the Coronavirus outbreak, thanks to it requiring only a...
02.06.2020
A precast modular foundation system offers many advantages in building development and performance, but also removes the need and risk of site-based technical assessments during construction. Sweden’s Isolergrund offers this new element to...
01.06.2020
With strong government backing for offsite construction methods in the education sector, and numerous operational efficiencies, concrete solutions are perfectly positioned to deliver high performance schools. British Precast’s Matt Butcher...
29.05.2020
PSP Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of rainscreen systems, metal fabrications and bespoke full envelope solutions. Chairman, Heath Hindmarch, explains why the company has made a vast investment in providing a single point of...
28.05.2020
EDAROTH, a subsidiary of engineering, design and project management consultancy Atkins recently highlighted the scale and opportunity of ‘brownfield sites’ as a key part in tackling England’s social housing crisis with offsite...
27.05.2020
Alongside repurposing existing facilities to create NHS Nightingale Hospitals, offsite construction is also supporting NHS Trusts and healthcare providers to increase capacity. Jackie Maginnis, Chief Executive of the...
27.05.2020
Alongside repurposing existing facilities to create NHS Nightingale Hospitals, offsite construction is also supporting NHS Trusts and healthcare providers to increase capacity. Jackie Maginnis, Chief Executive of the...
26.05.2020
Debi Lama, Key Account Manager for Affordable Housing at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, discusses why offsite construction coupled with a build fabric such as timber frame is key to reducing fuel poverty across the UK. The rising cost...
26.05.2020
Based in County Durham with state-of-the-art-framing and fabrication machines, Intelligent Steel Solutions (ISS) operate nationwide to design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) principles offering high quality structural steel to the offsite...
25.05.2020
The Structural Timber Association (STA) recently hosted a roundtable discussion, gathering industry experts together to examine the many challenges ahead of reducing the UK’s carbon emissions and creating a safer built environment. ...
22.05.2020
Reds10 Chairman Matt Bennion picks out some of the unsung benefits of using offsite delivery, as the UK struggles to combat Covid-19 and changes in how construction sites are staffed and managed. Shorter programmes, earlier...
22.05.2020
Impact Capital set up by property veterans Robert Whitton and Nick Shattock to deliver homes post covid-19 A private equity-backed group including former Quintain deputy chief executive Nick Shattock has bought modular housing firm...
21.05.2020
The Offsite Ready project is a series of collaborative events and online modules that will bring offsite skills into focus for a wide audience. Douglas Morrison, Director of Operations and Future Skills, at Construction Scotland Innovation...
21.05.2020
Regeneration developer will also restart housing sites including Park Hill in Sheffield Manchester-based regeneration developer Urban Splash is to re-open its modular factory and construction sites, the business has said. ...
20.05.2020
The Bristol Housing Festival is running over five years and acting as an incubator to road-test explore smart technology and offsite manufacturing in a real-world scenario with a view developing innovative solutions to accelerate the delivery...
20.05.2020
Planning permission has been awarded to Legal & General Modular Homes to build 154 homes using modular construction at a site in Selby, North Yorkshire. The firm’s recently reopened factory in Sherburn-in-Elmet near Leeds will...
19.05.2020
As the NHS faces unparalleled pressure, the team at EOS can look back with pride at the Sarah Swift Building project they completed for the University of Lincoln. The University is  playing its part in the fight against Coronavirus by...
19.05.2020
Despite recent reports that suggest government departments are not adopting a presumption in favour of offsite (2017), the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) has commissioned research that shows volumetric modular construction...
18.05.2020
The Home of Offsite Technology Innovation  The construction sector is at a critical crossroads - offsite technology is now recognised as providing the most important solution to overcome many of the challenges facing the...
18.05.2020
Offsite construction specialist Merit has increased the capacity of its advanced manufacturing facility in Cramlington by 40 per cent to 140,000 sq ft after securing more than £18m in new orders during the first quarter of 2020. ...
15.05.2020
The proposed combustibles ban could be devastating for the cross-laminated timber sector, but are the safety fears are justified? The future of large-scale timber buildings in England hangs in the balance. Next month, the...
15.05.2020
Caledonian has been awarded a £40m turnkey contract for a 528 student bedroom development near Falmouth in Cornwall. The development for Studytel will provide accommodation for students studying at the Penryn...
14.05.2020
Canary Wharf Group has signed up volumetric specialist Caledonian to build a 20-storey block of flats at its Wood Wharf site in London Docklands. The 279 apartment tower at One Charter Street will provide a gateway to the new...
13.05.2020
Is this the method’s moment, wonders the chairman of specialist modular contractors Reds10 Unprecedented, extraordinary, unparalleled – just a few ways to describe the way the world has changed in the wake of covid-19. ...
12.05.2020
However insurance giant warns city that revenue from its other housing businesses has “stopped” since March Insurance giant Legal & General has re-opened its cutting-edge modular housing factory little more than a week...
11.05.2020
The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre’s Offsite Ready programme aims to build the UK’s capacity in the skills that will be vital to the future of construction, explains Douglas Morrison. As the construction industry is facing...
07.05.2020
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has launched a webinar events series as part of its i-Con Covid-19 support initiative for the built environment.   The event, which will take place on Tuesday 19th May, 12 to 12:45pm,...
07.05.2020
As the construction industry continues to wrestle with its "productivity challenge" at a macro scale, the government has sought to improve national economic growth through improving wellbeing in poorer areas and narrowing...
06.05.2020
The country’s biggest bathroom pod manufacturer is starting to gradually increase production as sites restart across the country. Hull based Walker Modular saw production rates slump to just 70 pods a week from normal...
05.05.2020
Simon Horn discusses why offsite construction utilising timber frame as the external wall fabric and overall structural solution is key to meeting sustainability targets UK-wide demand for new homes continues to rise amid major...
04.05.2020
Group of housing designers call on government to rethink “combustibles ban” so it allows use of structural timber A group of architects are campaigning for the government to rethink plans to ban all combustible material in the...
01.05.2020
The engineered timber industry has been founded on the principles of advancing sustainable building technology. Led by innovators such as B&K Structures, the use of timber technology in UK construction has undergone a renaissance in...
01.05.2020
Insurance giant confirms Leeds plant not operating as firm wins virtual planning for Surrey housing Insurance giant L&G has temporarily shut its modular housing factory in response to the coronavirus crisis, the firm has said....
01.05.2020
Housing Minister Chris Pincher says he believes Modern Methods of Construction is the future for the sector. Christopher Pincher has told the housing sector that he wants the UK to be a “global leader” in Modern Methods of Construction...
30.04.2020
Impact Capital Group has completed a multi-million-pound investment in offsite construction specialists, Lesko Modular Group Impact Capital Group Limited has completed the acquisition of Lesko Modular and its subsidiaries. As a result,...
30.04.2020
The adoption of offsite construction involves upfront capital costs – this is often where comparisons are made between factory-based and traditional building methods. If evaluated in isolation the traditional approach could appear a cheaper...
30.04.2020
An Innovate UK-backed project involving the British Constructional Steelwork Association and the Steel Construction Institute aims to encourage more standardised steel components.  Steel sees itself as the original offsite...
29.04.2020
As the population grows there is a greater demand for homes, particularly in urban areas.  One solution to this is building tall with precast concrete and hybrid design providing many of the answers. To realise its full potential, a...
29.04.2020
As the population grows there is a greater demand for homes, particularly in urban areas.  One solution to this is building tall with precast concrete and hybrid design providing many of the answers. To realise its full potential, a...
28.04.2020
As one of the UK's leading providers of rainscreen systems, metal fabrications and bespoke full envelope solutions – quality is at the core of the PSP Group's operation. Here, Chairman Heath Hindmarch explains why they made a vast investment to...
28.04.2020
As one of the UK's leading providers of rainscreen systems, metal fabrications and bespoke full envelope solutions – quality is at the core of the PSP Group's operation. Here, Chairman Heath Hindmarch explains why they made a vast investment to...
27.04.2020
With a mission statement of ‘purpose beyond profit’, Willmott Dixon has long adopted innovative techniques to improve the built environment. Using offsite construction, they are improving productivity and quality with Town House at Kingston...
24.04.2020
SECURE YOUR PLACE AT THE OFFSITE EVENT OF THE YEAR In 2019 OFFSITE EXPO exceeded expectations attracting 2,874 unique visitors, over 100 professionals with purchasing power participated in the Offsite Connect Buyers and...
24.04.2020
The timber industry has long embraced offsite manufacture and is perfectly placed to capitalise on the need for low carbon design and build. David Hopkins, CEO of the UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and board member of the Confederation of Timber...
23.04.2020
Advocates believe further fire tests can prove the product’s safety credentials. The government’s 2018 ban on combustible materials in buildings over 18m – which may yet be widened to buildings above 11m – is frustrating for...
22.04.2020
The Green Construction Board work with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Defra to develop an interpretation of zero avoidable waste in construction and subsequently to develop a route map of how it might be...
22.04.2020
The impending changes to Part L1A and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings will increase energy efficiency requirements for new homes. Trevor Richards, Operations Director of offsite experts Cogent, discusses the potential...
21.04.2020
Leading UK based shower floor manufacturer On The Level, were contacted recently in response to an urgent 20 bed ward project being delivered to Royal Surrey County Hospital by specialist offsite manufacturer Elite Systems.  The...
21.04.2020
Timber modular construction is the flavour du jour in housing.  After decades of enthusiasts and reports extolling the virtues of offsite construction, the housing industry finally seems to agree that it might make sense. The last...
21.04.2020
Glenn Howells Architects, AHMM, dRMM, Waugh Thistleton and developer Urban Splash are lobbying the government not to ban structural timber under proposed rule changes on fire safety In response to the Grenfell tragedy, the government...
20.04.2020
Launched at Offsite Expo 2019, the Construction Futures Research Centre (CFRC) is part of the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton and is part of a new wave of centres of excellence...
17.04.2020
The Offsite Ready programme aims to build the UK’s capacity in the skills that will be vital to the future of construction. Douglas Morrison, director of operations and future skills at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, explains...
17.04.2020
Leading UK based shower floor manufacturer On The Level, were chosen by The Darwin Group to produce bespoke shower floors for a COVID-19 Emergency Contingency Ward for Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust.  The facility which...
17.04.2020
Thirty houses delivered from Swan’s factory to Beechwood Village in Basildon. Beechwood Village in Basildon is the first development to receive modular houses from Swan Housing Association’s factory in Warrington. Its first...
16.04.2020
NG Bailey is continuing to play its part supporting national efforts to combat the COVID-19 epidemic as part of the team that has transformed Harrogate Convention Centre into an NHS Nightingale hospital to serve Yorkshire and Humberside. ...
16.04.2020
The construction industry is facing a number of potentially existential challenges that need to be addressed urgently and offsite has the potential to make a significant contribution. But there is concern in some quarters about the aesthetic and...
15.04.2020
As the UK grapples with climate change and the urgent need for more sustainable construction approaches – many developers are in a state of confusion about how to meet the proposed Building Regulation changes to further reduce the combustible...
14.04.2020
New schools and hospitals are set to be built from a “kit of parts” within 10 years after the Construction Innovation Hub named the firms that would take forward its flagship Platform Design programme. Skanska, BAM, Kier, Vinci,...
13.04.2020
As part of its ongoing review of modern methods of construction (MMC), the NHBC has accepted Fusion Building Systems light steel frame solutions for residential buildings up to and over 18m in height.  Fusion Building Systems has recently...
09.04.2020
Plans to build a £65m advanced manufacturing facility in Refrewshire have been given the green light. The National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland will be built at the Netherton Campus in Paisley and is designed by architect...
08.04.2020
Ashley House announces intention to appoint administrator to subsidiary F1 Modular Modular housing start-up F1 Modular is to go into administration, according to its parent company. AIM-listed Ashley House told the stock...
08.04.2020
Joe Mazzon, Research Engineer at BSRIA outlines some of the ways that thermal imaging can improve energy efficiency in building design.  It is well known that buildings account for approximately 40% of the total energy we use. Based on...
07.04.2020
Housing association giant signs up offsite construction specialist Mid Group The UK’s largest housing association Clarion has signed up offsite construction specialist Mid Group to build 152 units of affordable housing on...
06.04.2020
The council plans to sell a 6.19-hectare disused allotment gardens site in the city’s Lockleaze area to the pensions and insurance giant. The land, which has been initially valued at an estimated £7m, will be used by L&G to...
06.04.2020
With the construction sector set for profound change, Trudi Sully at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), predicts exciting times ahead with the Construction Innovation Hub set to change the way the industry thinks and performs.  I...
03.04.2020
ESS Modular recently handed over a state-of-the art 3,300sqm, 40-bedroom ward extension at Clonmel Hospital. Using a precision manufacturing offsite process significantly reduced the time required on-site, with the new hospital facility delivered...
03.04.2020
ESS Modular recently handed over a state-of-the art 3,300sqm, 40-bedroom ward extension at Clonmel Hospital. Using a precision manufacturing offsite process significantly reduced the time required on-site, with the new hospital facility delivered...
03.04.2020
The CEO of Legal & General Modular Homes on the challenges of changing construction’s old habits. “This really is a new industry. You cannot find someone who knows how to do all of this,” says Rosie Toogood, chief executive...
02.04.2020
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has signed an agreement within Urban Splash to build 10,000 new homes using Modern Methods of Construction The WMCA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Urban Splash to...
01.04.2020
NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has this week launched a series of free virtual training webinars to help support the sector during the Covid-19 outbreak. NHBC's specialist training team will...
01.04.2020
The new Construction Innovation Hub Platform programme will support the government’s ambition to drive innovation and build industrial capability and capacity in businesses throughout the UK to deliver more sustainable buildings in the near...
31.03.2020
The dynamic and fast-moving pace of the structural timber sector delivers a vast array of buildings through innovative construction methods. Here, Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association, discusses the benefits of...
30.03.2020
Modular buildings can be viewed as a cost-effective solution to improving and increasing NHS facilities, Alan Wilson, managing director of ModuleCo Healthcare explores further It’s no secret that NHS Trusts across the UK are struggling to find...
27.03.2020
The Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology at the University of Cambridge and CIRIA have launched a new report unveiling a new methodology for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction. Uptake of...
25.03.2020
At the end of 2019 Mark Farmer accepted a new role as the independent champion for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). His mission, to modernise housing delivery, has seen him become a major figure in the offsite sector. As part...
22.03.2020
Britain's biggest house builder aims to build a quarter of its homes using modern methods of construction by 2025. Barratt has rolled out a series of new housing types to allow a switch to greater use...
21.03.2020
First modular plant is now operating two shifts to meet demand, housebuilder says. Countryside has confirmed plans to open a second factory in which to build modular homes as it continues to increase sales. In an update...
19.03.2020
NHBC has a long track record of collaboration with house builders, developers and manufacturers on MMC systems; providing guidance, reviewing systems and sharing knowledge and research. In response to the increasing interest...
19.03.2020
Marmox, synonymous with high-performance tiling preparation, waterproofing and insulating solutions for showers and wet rooms is launching a completely new innovative solution for tiling, Slicedstone mosaics on a roll. Architects and...
18.03.2020
World leading manufacturer BeA Fastening Systems Ltd have been in the fastening business for 50 plus years. Based out Woodmansey near Hull, BeA manufacture fixings and fastening for construction and industrial sectors right around the world....
18.03.2020
World leading manufacturer BeA Fastening Systems Ltd have been in the fastening business for 50 plus years. Based out Woodmansey near Hull, BeA manufacture fixings and fastening for construction and industrial sectors right around the world....
18.03.2020
Derbyshire County Council has chosen Morgan Sindall Construction to build a new £5.3m primary school in Littleover, Derby. The school is being built to serve a new-build housing development, Highfields Estate Once complete,...
17.03.2020
Part of the international Hadley Group, Hadley Steel Framing’s light gauge steel profiles have been installed in a nine-storey student accommodation in Exeter, called The Depot. The £40m development will provide accommodation for circa 600...
17.03.2020
Rarely does an event get such overwhelmingly positive feedback in its launch year but Offsite Expo 2019 certainly exceeded expectations. The commendations for this event were universal – visitors, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors all...
16.03.2020
Efforts to establish a 'Construction Corridor' in the North of England were encouraged even further by a recent visit by the Housing Minister, Esther McVey, to the Legal and General Modular Housing Factory in Leeds, where modern methods of...
14.03.2020
Crest Nicholson said focusing too heavily on enhancing off-site manufacturing (OSM) has seen it lose ground to competitors in other areas of house building. The admission came as the housing giant unveiled a disappointing set...
13.03.2020
The initial modular homes have been craned into place at a new affordable housing development in Bolton by offsite specialists, ilke Homes. The new modular homes are a first for the Bolton area and offer 22 affordable family homes....
11.03.2020
With an objective to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance and research, the Structural Timber Association (STA), as part of their continual development programme, has been collaborating with the Construction...
11.03.2020
Goldman Sachs-backed modular housebuilder says it has continued support of US investment giant A business that is part of Top Hat, the modular homes start-up backed by Goldman Sachs to the tune of £75m last year, recorded operating losses of more...
10.03.2020
Housebuilder St. Modwen Homes has installed two modular properties at its Victoria Park development in Stoke-on-Trent. This is the first time the housebuilder has delivered modular homes, which were manufactured offsite by...
09.03.2020
The McAvoy Group, one of the leading offsite manufacturers in the UK and Ireland, has secured multi-million-pound investment from London-based Blantyre Capital. The investment will...
09.03.2020
Tide Construction switches lights on at 101 George Street in Croydon only 12 months after they installed the first module at the 44 storey scheme Delivered in half the time of a traditional building, thanks to efficiencies of manufacturing...
08.03.2020
Offsite manufacturer, ilke Homes has delivered nine zero-carbon modular homes for SME developer Positive Homes All nine modular homes have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of 'A'. In the UK, only 1% of new builds are 'A'...
08.03.2020
Offsite manufacturer, ilke Homes has delivered nine zero-carbon modular homes for SME developer Positive Homes All nine modular homes have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of 'A'. In the UK, only 1% of new builds are 'A'...
08.03.2020
Richard Smith will lead the warranty group's analysis of modern methods of construction. The National House-Building Council (NHBC) has named Richard Smith as the head of its innovation, standards and research operation....
06.03.2020
Two senior members of Buildoffsite's governing forum have stepped down in 'year of transition'. Senior figures on the governing forum for the leading trade body for modern construction methods, Buildoffsite, have stepped down amid...
06.03.2020
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has appointed 11 new members to its governance board, reflecting the increasing appetite for collaboration across the construction industry Six women were among the 11 new CSIC board...
05.03.2020
Built & Spaces director Steve Wilkie discusses how modular housebuilding could be the answer to the UK’s self-build boom Our nation lags a long way behind the world when it comes to self-build homes – but modular...
04.03.2020
Tyrone-based McAvoy Group, a family-owned business, has attracted a “multimillion pound” investment from London investment group, Blantyre Capital. McAvoy, which has been in business for more than 50 years and also has...
04.03.2020
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), together with an expert UK-wide network of project partners, is launching a major training programme to help grow best practice and skills in offsite construction.  The Offsite Ready project, a...
04.03.2020
Developer working with six London councils to build homes on existing buildings. Rooftop housing developer Apex Airspace has revealed ambitious plans to build 10,000 affordable homes in the next decade, using modular construction...
03.03.2020
Proctor & Matthews Architects and Shedkm’s second phase of Urban Splash’s modular new town in Cambridgeshire has won planning approval Recently, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s planning committee granted permission...
03.03.2020
Health minister says standardised components will help buildings’ adaptability The government wants modern methods of construction to be used in its ambitious hospital building programme over the next five years. Health...
03.03.2020
Bristol City Council is being asked to consider a proposal to dispose of disused land in Lockleaze to enable Legal & General Modular Homes to deliver over 180 new homes As well as providing much-needed homes, the proposed...
02.03.2020
With gathering momentum behind offsite construction, precast concrete specialists are now delivering complete housing concepts.  With a government drive for increased offsite manufacturing and standardised components, together...
02.03.2020
Architect Waugh Thistleton was chosen by Swan Housing Association to deliver a 100% affordable housing scheme in East London. Regenerating a brownfield site, the development is designed in three blocks to provide 65 much-needed homes for...
02.03.2020
The Bristol Housing Festival has launched an architecture competition, in partnership with Trinity College, to find a partner to design the college’s student accommodation The architecture competition will find the designer of the...
28.02.2020
“BY embracing new techniques in controlled factory environments offsite, or near-site, we can enhance pre-manufactured value, but by doing so, the conventional procurement and business models we currently use will need to change.” ...
28.02.2020
The Welsh government has announced that it is making a £45m investment in modular housing, in an attempt to increase the delivery of social and affordable homes. Of the £45m investment, £25m will be made available...
27.02.2020
Consultant’s new housing arm built the houses for Lambeth council Atkins has unveiled the first homes developed by its modular housing arm Edaroth. The terrace of four two-bedroom social housing units was...
27.02.2020
ESS Modular has just handed over a state of the art 3,300 sq m, 40-bed modular ward extension at South Tipperary General Hospital The new development is the largest modular ward extension in Ireland and consists of a two-storey...
26.02.2020
Skanska and Ikea’s offsite homes joint venture, BoKlok UK, has exchanged contracts on its first three developments. The first three sites, across the south and south west of England, are in Worthing, Bristol and Peacehaven. Together,...
26.02.2020
Stewart Dalgarno, director of product development at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, discusses how Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) can overcome many challenges currently faced by housebuilders and developers...
26.02.2020
Insurer tests prototype of concrete and steel apartments in offsite homes factory. Insurance giant and modular housing pioneer Legal & General (L&G) will not use timber as a structural material for its planned modular...
25.02.2020
The government is encouraging the NHS to use modern construction methods in the construction of 40 new hospitals. That’s according to minister for care Caroline Dinenage who was speaking last week in a Commons debate on innovation in...
25.02.2020
The UK’s largest housebuilding firms have been criticised for a failure to invest in innovation and training. Lord Richard Best, co-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on housing and care for older people, criticised the...
24.02.2020
James Pikett appointed director of development at start-up modular builder. Project Etopia has appointed Berkeley Group veteran James Pikett to be the firm's first development director. The modular housing start-up, which...
24.02.2020
Housebuilder will wait for more action from government, says chief executive Peter Truscott Crest Nicholson has affirmed reports that new chief executive Peter Truscott is casting aside its target to build 15% of homes using offsite...
24.02.2020
Kier has been awarded the contract to design and construct a new £10.7m headquarters at DMS Whittington by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) The DMS Whittington headquarters project will start on site in summer 2020...
22.02.2020
Housing minister Esther McVey visited the site as part of the government's drive to "get Britain building". A modular factory in Leeds has set itself targets of delivering 3,500 homes a year once fully operational, in a latest...
21.02.2020
With the relaunch of VELUX into the housebuilder and off-site manufacturers market, the revitalised VELUX service and support package delivers value for money, quality guarantee, assured reliability, and peace of mind for Construction...
21.02.2020
Offsite construction represents an opportunity to deliver on new targets for carbon reduction, writes Wayne Gales. Making homes in a factory sounds clinical and cold but it should be warmly welcomed. The reason being is that...
20.02.2020
Housing association says combustibles ban prompted decision to move to steel system for offsite homes. One of the leading exponents of modular housebuilding based on cross-laminated timber technology is to move to using...
20.02.2020
As part of its ongoing review of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), the NHBC has accepted Fusion Building Systems light steel frame solutions for residential buildings up to and over 18m in height. Fusion Building Systems has...
16.02.2020
AIMCH, the Innovation Consortium set up to overhaul the housebuilding sector, has published a new research report that assesses construction productivity metrics. The Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of...
15.02.2020
The Department for Education has named the firms it will use for its next-generation of offsite schools. The education department's programme will deliver around 30 schools a year with an estimated pipeline of up to £3bn over the next...
14.02.2020
Set piece announcement expected to include details on improving industry productivity. The chancellor is set to reveal details of the new government's construction strategy in its first Budget this spring. ...
12.02.2020
The significant opportunities that modular homes offer to the Scottish construction sector must now be fully embraced, says real estate finance specialist Addi Spiers, a partner at law firm Addleshaw Goddard. What should construction...
11.02.2020
It’s a double celebration for SevenCapital this week as the developer, alongside construction partners Colmore Tang and Creagh Concrete, marks the topping out of its St Martin’s Place development - and announces it is now sold out one year...
10.02.2020
The Tipperary-headquartered company achieved the certification for its Horizon Offsite Steel Frame Building System. The Tipperary-headquartered company achieved the certification for its Horizon Offsite Steel Frame Building System....
09.02.2020
Mace has unveiled a new system for constructing high-rise buildings using digital technology and an offsite manufacturing approach, which it claims makes construction six times more productive than current industry performance. ...
07.02.2020
After a tumultuous year, it's important that this attention to the industry strategy and its offsite agenda is sustained by the new government The recent announcement of £38.2m of funding for local authorities to invest in modern methods...
05.02.2020
A South Korean construction group has bought a major stake in offsite volumetric specialist Elements Europe. Elements Europe has over 15 years' experience in the off-site manufacturing and construction sector delivering more than 20,000...
04.02.2020
Joint venture between northern developer and Japan's Sekisui House brings in two senior directors. Developer Urban Splash has appointed the Pinnacle Group's director of housing as chair of its modular housing joint venture with Japanese...
31.01.2020
With a 42% increase in the last nine months in people seeking to access learning about offsite through the Supply Chain School there is clearly a demand, but as Ian Heptonstall, Director at the School explains - is this enough? ...
31.01.2020
Protect Membranes, UK producer of construction and roofing membranes, has introduced a new 3m wide variant of its popular Protect BarriAir membrane, designed for ease of installation within a factory environment and to support the rapid rise in...
29.01.2020
To help the construction industry interrogate the practical potential of evolving technologies, tools, processes and materials, the Emerging Realities conference and exhibition will answer some of the challenging questions about the...
29.01.2020
Futurebuild 2020, which takes place from 3-5 March at ExCeL London, will inspire professionals working across the offsite sector to come together to deliver a more sustainable built environment. A clear message to come from recent...
29.01.2020
Latest system for Olympic Park homes builds on firm's "jump factory" approach. Construction giant Mace is launching a new form of offsite construction, which it claims can speed high-rise build by 25%, the firm announced...
28.01.2020
Mark Farmer needs little introduction. His role in suggesting change and modernising the way the built environment is created has seen him become a major figure in the offsite sector. Gary Ramsay caught up with him to speak about the...
28.01.2020
The five government departments committed to a presumption in favour of offsite lack the intelligence to implement it in procurement, and need "re-educating", according to Mark Farmer, the government's modern methods of construction (MMC)...
28.01.2020
Specialist external cladding supplier Aquarian Cladding Systems has announced an agreement with Ash and Lacy and Ibstock Kevington to distribute MechSlip. The innovative brick cladding system will uniquely allow architects...
27.01.2020
Framework to deliver 30 modular schools per year for the next four years. 22nd January 2020: Spatial Initiative - the joint venture between Styles&Wood and ESS Modular - has been appointed to a new £3bn Department for Education...
27.01.2020
Growth opportunities in the global modular and prefabricated buildings market look robust over the next six years with technology set to play a significant role, says Prathmesh Limaye, Senior Research Analyst at Frost &...
27.01.2020
Housebuilder St. Modwen Homes has installed two modular homes at the Victoria Park site in Stoke-on-Trent. The installation of the new modular homes, which were manufactured offsite by ilke Homes, marks the first time St. Modwen Homes...
27.01.2020
Offsite construction is safer, faster, greener and cheaper than traditional methods, according to a survey by the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) of businesses in the electrotechnical and engineering services industry. ...
26.01.2020
The growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the housing sector is changing the way tenants engage with housing associations. What can it bring to a flourishing rental market? Henry Jinman, Commercial Director of EBI.AI...
26.01.2020
Creagh Concrete is expecting turnover to grow to £200m over the next few years following a string of contract wins. The concrete products producer said turnover will rise to £110m for the year to March 31 2020 as staffing levels...
26.01.2020
Tide Construction and Vision Modular Systems, take a look back on 2019 and show how modular construction is reaching new heights. 2019 was a monumental year for our industry, seeing several decisive steps taken...
25.01.2020
It is time for more offsite methodology and thinking to be introduced into architectural study, says Nigel Ostime, Delivery Director, Hawkins\Brown Architects, who is part of a new wave of industry specialists introducing...
25.01.2020
The construction industry must find solutions to the escalating housing crisis that is reaching unsustainable levels. Fortunately offsite construction presents an opportunity for change. Steve Chesters, Southern Framing Sales Manager at Hadley...
24.01.2020
Professor Robert Hairstans from the Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structures at Edinburgh Napier University, outlines a new strategic partnership to digitally enable a sustainable built environment. From tall timber...
24.01.2020
Announcing half-year results today showing profit and revenue sharply down, as expected, the housebuilder said the selling price of its homes remained "firm" and that its forward order book had risen for the first time since 2016....
24.01.2020
According to former US President Bill Clinton, 'the price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the cost of change.' Andrew Orriss, STA Assure Director for the Structural Timber Association (STA), discusses the...
23.01.2020
Plans are now well underway for the next Offsite Expo taking place on 22-23 September at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The event will once again feature informative speaker content but new for 2020 will be 'live' feature builds, machinery...
22.01.2020
Joint venture with Peel given permission for latest phase of Wirral Waters megaproject. Planning permission has been granted for 30 modular homes in the 13,000-home Wirral Waters scheme in Birkenhead, to be delivered as a joint venture...
20.01.2020
Berkeley Group is planning to start production at its new house-building factory in north Kent in 2020. Chairman Tony Pidgley said that Berkeley's volumetric modular construction facility in Ebbsfleet would be "an exemplar of...
25.12.2019
The popularity of light steel framing continues to grow as does the uptake of offsite construction more generally. Andrew Way, Associate Director at SCI, provides an update on recent material developments. Key...
23.12.2019
Kier preconstruction director for strategic projects Jamie Hillier considers the psychological bias preventing the industry from seeing the creative possibilities of offsite manufacturing When evaluating a specific topic, concept,...
22.12.2019
Logistic sites winners due to be named next summer Heathrow Airport has said the four offsite logistic hubs that will be used to help build the third runway at the west London airport will be able to use a centralised...
21.12.2019
An All-Party Parliamentary report calls on the "unlocking" of finance for manufacturers to better meet demand. The use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and the timber industries will be key in helping the government...
19.12.2019
Framework forms part of housing group's hopes of building 11,000 new homes by 2028 Great Places Housing Group has launched a £750m framework for firms looking to deliver a range of services to housing clients across...
18.12.2019
New MMC champion Mark Farmer will lead development of £40bn plan across the north of England The government's newly appointed "MMC champion" Mark Famer will be tasked with developing the recently announced hi-tech...
18.12.2019
Accounts for start-up modular builder reflect investment in manufacturing capability, firm says. Start-up modular builder Ilke Homes has posted a £22m loss for the year to March 2019. The firm, formed by a collaboration between housing...
17.12.2019
Homes built with modern methods of construction are "blight" on communities, designer says Senior housing architects have hit out at the government's drive to transform the housing industry through the use of modern...
17.12.2019
More than half of quantity surveyors have seen a rise in the use of modern methods of construction in the past three years, according to a survey by the RICS. In the RICS' quarterly survey of construction consultants, 53% of...
17.12.2019
Modular housebuilder considering new facility following £30m Homes England loan Modular housebuilder Ilke Homes is looking to open a second factory producing its steel-framed volumetric houses following the decision by quango...
17.12.2019
John Corbett. John Corbett, sales director UK at EnOcean, outlines how modern methods of construction and smart technologies can revolutionise the building process and the way we live. Rising populations and changing...
17.12.2019
A modular homes specialist granted £30m of government funding this week racked-up a pre-tax loss of £7.7m in its latest published accounts. Figures posted at Companies House by ilke Homes Limited show the firm made a...
16.12.2019
Modular housebuilder Ilke Homes formed in 2017 from a joint venture between housing contractor Keepmoat and steel frame specialist Elliott and last week bolstered its ambitions to ramp up supply after securing a £30m loan from Homes England....
16.12.2019
Offsite Solutions, a bathroom pod manufacturer, has acquired Taylor and Kilduff, a steel fabrication business to bring the manufacture of base frames for its steel-framed pods in-house Taylor and Kilduff has over 15 years' experience...
15.12.2019
Manifesto also promises to deliver 1 million new homes The Conservative Party has pledged to support the use of modern methods of construction in its general election manifesto. The manifesto, launched...
15.12.2019
Countryside Properties is to build 1,400 modular homes in the coming year, after its new modular panel factory became operational in March this year. So far, Countryside's modular panel factory in Warrington has delivered 376...
14.12.2019
Latest accounts reveal the East Midlands offsite specialist, which delivered the Hinkley Point site worker village, suffered a £0.74m loss this year after falling £3.7m into the red in 2018. The firm said it had a very...
13.12.2019
The Welsh government has promised to inject £30m into housing schemes, including £10m for factories to build modular homes, as part of wider funding for key projects. The money will come via a round of funding from the Wales...
12.12.2019
A new type of compact nuclear power station is to be researched by a consortium including Laing O'Rourke, Bam Nuttall and Atkins. Nine companies are providing an initial investment of £18m to the project, which matches £18m of...
11.12.2019
Modular housebuilder Built & Spaces has created its own software that it claims can accelerate the housebuilding process to just 10 weeks from start to completion. The Build My Home software lets customers assemble their...
10.12.2019
A new range of floating modular homes has been designed by the architect behind the Stirling Prize-nominated revamp of London Bridge railway station. Grimshaw teamed up with Dutch manufacturing group Concrete Valley to produce...
10.12.2019
As part of the Inside Offsite factory tour programme, precast concrete specialists FP McCann once again opened up its Byley manufacturing facility to showcase its innovative offsite technology. With a focus on the structural and architectural...
09.12.2019
Following its 2019 success, Focus on Framing is set to return next year as the event that is showcasing light steel framing solutions. The seminar will take place on 29th January at the Building Centre, London, taking an in-depth look at...
08.12.2019
Each home that rolls off the production line is fully accredited by Britain's major insurers and lenders Homes England's cash injection will be used to turbo-charge production at the firm's Knaresborough production...
08.12.2019
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) wished to create one of the foremost automotive design and engineering centres in the world and used timber to reflect the design quality associated with one of the UK's most iconic businesses. Winner of two...
07.12.2019
Delays have beset student housing schemes of late, but one solution exists to help speed up delivery It wasn't the best start to students' academic life. In early October, it emerged that hundreds of them across the UK had been forced to...
07.12.2019
Offsite construction specialist Caledonian Modular has narrowed its losses in 2019, and now expects to make a profit in 2020. In 2018, the company, based in Newark in Nottinghamshire, suffered a pre-tax loss of £3.7m on...
06.12.2019
The McAvoy Group has been awarded a £5.5m contract for the offsite construction of a new three-storey Art, Design and Technology Centre at The Deepings School near Peterborough Built under phase two of the Priority School...
06.12.2019
With offsite construction taking many health and safety concerns out of the construction equation, Andy Green, Business Development Director at BM TRADA, discusses the importance of an effective health and safety management system. It comes as...
05.12.2019
Company targets £200m turnover and 1,000 staff! Toomebridge headquartered concrete products manufacturer Creagh Concrete has invested £1m in new offices to accommodate the company's growing workforce. One of the UK's largest...
05.12.2019
Report predicts rapid growth in sector in next six years The global market for modular and prefabricated buildings is set to be worth over £165bn globally by the middle of the next decade, according to a report by analysts...
05.12.2019
The offsite sector is underpinned by precision designed and manufactured components and systems. Heath Hindmarch, Chairman of PSP Group describes how façade and rainscreen cladding solutions produced in a factory environment are increasingly being...
04.12.2019
Architects should be better trained in designing modular and prefabricated buildings, according to the government's new tsar for modern methods of construction (MMC) Mark Farmer was named MMC 'champion' by housing minister...
04.12.2019
The McAvoy Group has been awarded a £5.5million contract for the offsite construction of a new three-storey Art, Design and Technology Centre at The Deepings School near Peterborough. Built under phase two of the Priority School...
04.12.2019
Offsite specialist Caledonian has secured a £4m design and build deal with Whittington Health NHS Trust for a new clinical education facility. Caledonian has supported the client’s team through the design and planning process and will now...
04.12.2019
The construction industry has increased its research and development (R&D) spending to a record high, partly to more interest in developing Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) according to Catax. The industry raised its R&D spending to...
03.12.2019
Jim Roach, managing director of ARV Solutions, takes a look at whether party politics or internal politics will have the biggest impact on the offsite construction sector Is party politics where we should place the most...
03.12.2019
Northumberland County Council has embraced offsite construction for first time with a pioneering 14-week programme for a primary school extension at Horton Grange Primary School. CPC – the new partnership between LHC and Northern Housing...
02.12.2019
In the twelve months since the last Modular Matters conference, the political and investment landscape has changed beyond recognition. Whilst the national media focuses on the political wranglings surrounding BREXIT and more recently, the election...
02.12.2019
National industry body Constructing Excellence is to become the newest delivery partner of the £72m government-backed Construction Innovation Hub. With an extensive network of national and regional members, which cuts across...
30.11.2019
There are many things to bear in mind when approaching offsite construction, Amy Crick, Head of UK RE Transaction Management, Barclays Corporate Banking, outlines a few key considerations when seeking finance for modular developments. ...
30.11.2019
The use of offsite construction and the timber industries will be key in helping the Government meet its housebuilding targets, according to a report launched by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries (APPG). The report...
29.11.2019
Metframe's pre-panelised system helped deliver a new student block combining a flexible modern interior with an attractive traditional exterior in just 13 weeks Founded nearly 65 years ago, CATS College is an innovative...
28.11.2019
The lifting of pods and modules is a critical process in the manufacture and install of offsite units, usually resulting in a more complex lift than the traditional lifting operations carried out on constructions sites. Anthony Culshaw, Technical...
28.11.2019
With two key projects under the spotlight, we hear more  about Spantherm – the innovative insulated precast concrete ground-floor system which is being adopted by a growing  number of housebuilders and developers.  ...
28.11.2019
Agency Homes England's cash to "turbo charge" modular housebuilder Homes England is lending £30m to modular housebuilder Ilke Homes, in a bid to "turbo charge" production at the Knaresborough-based firm. ...
27.11.2019
Liverpool-based manufacturer rolls out its Our Home portfolio Ideal Modular Homes has launched a new range of affordable factory-built homes which it claimed could slash residents' energy bills by more than 50%. ...
27.11.2019
Housing minister Esther McVey is has announced government plans to create a new 'centre for excellence' for modern methods of construction (MMC) in the north of England to boost construction of new homes. McVey visited...
27.11.2019
Protect Membranes, UK producer of roofing and construction membranes, has introduced Protect VB200, a reflective air and vapour control layer with an integral self-sealing adhesive backing, designed for use in either flat warm roof construction...
26.11.2019
Heathrow Airport has unveiled new tracking technology that will allow it to connect its network of offsite construction hubs around the UK, which will be used in the construction of a new runway. The technology, devised by...
26.11.2019
Offsite specialist The McAvoy Group has strengthened its board with the appointment of Farrans Scotland and Northern Ireland director Martin O'Neill. O'Neil joins as contracts director, bringing over 25 years' experience in...
26.11.2019
With offsite construction on the rise as a more efficient, high quality and sustainable option for delivering affordable housing, MEDITE SMARTPLY highlights some of its ground-breaking products As a concept, offsite...
25.11.2019
Innovation funding specialist the MPA Group highlights the main advantages of modular construction and the key sector issues it is helping to address Modular construction is the process where building components are produced in a factory,...
24.11.2019
Be wary when amending standard form payment provisions for modular construction Modular construction is on the rise, particularly in the hotel sector. But a recent case highlights the dangers when amending standard form...
23.11.2019
Tide Construction has craned the final pod into place on the world's tallest modular building in Croydon. The last of 1,526 modules have been assembled on site in south London to create two towers measuring 44-storeys and 38-storeys....
22.11.2019
A new exhibition currently open in Glasgow is showcasing sustainable buildings factory-made from wood, demonstrating how innovative timber engineering methods can overcome traditional construction challenges. Supported by Scottish...
21.11.2019
Housing minister unveils plan for new MMC hub and funding for offsite homes Housing minister Esther McVey has announced plans for a new hub promoting modern methods of construction (MMC) in the north of England, alongside £38m in...
14.11.2019
With stories of housing crises crossing borders and seas, politicians, policymakers, architects, developers and housebuilders from across the world have been trying to come up with solutions as to how new homes can be built quickly enough to meet...
13.11.2019
The UK's first dedicated post-graduate architecture course covering modern methods of construction (MMC) is being developed by Oxford Brookes. The university is working with Hawkins Brown and other architects to create a...
12.11.2019
Can modular construction improve affordability? The simple answer is yes, but, when it comes to modular construction, there are a lot more benefits involved than just cutting costs But first, what is modular construction? ...
11.11.2019
Against the backdrop of climate change, the construction industry needs to chart the roadmap to a net-zero-carbon society by 2050. This requires an intelligent and informed industry discussion about embodied and operational...
11.11.2019
Located on the outskirts of Egham in Surrey, Hox Park is a new high-quality, precast concrete student development for The Royalton Group and Moorfield, which forms part of the phased masterplan for the former Brunel University site. Designed...
10.11.2019
Homes England has granted £38.2m of funding to six local authorities to encourage greater use of modern methods of construction (MMC). The money will be used by six councils to develop infrastructure and enabling works for the...
09.11.2019
Stewart Dalgarno, director of product development at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, discusses why Modern Methods of Construction coupled with a build fabric such as timber frame are key to meeting government housing targets sustainably ...
08.11.2019
The chairman of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has said public spending on offsite construction is "crucial" if the sector is to thrive, as he expressed disappointment at slow government take-up. Recently,...
06.11.2019
Privately-owned housebuilder to build 200 homes for the homeless Hill, the Waltham Abbey-based housebuilder, is setting up a £10m charitable foundation to build 200 homes for people who have found themselves homeless. ...