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Modular construction has become increasingly popular in recent years and has even been tipped as the future of the construction sector, but while technology continues to progress, the sector still has many obstacles to overcome. Modular construction is the method by which a home or building is constructed within a factory setting, offsite. Whilst traditional construction is a process whose primary elements are constructed onsite, modular building techniques allow for the construction of individual modules to be carried out offsite, the finished units are then transported to the construction site for installation. We're proud to offer a wide selection of modular construction news, from the latest projects and challenges facing the industry, to how modular processes can help solve the housing crisis and expert comment on the latest technologies and opportunities within the sector.

Timber frame specialists announce new appointment to support growth

Offsite timber frame specialists, Scotframe, has appointed Andy Lewis as its new business development manager in response to growing demand.
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Hemsec calls for industry to increase use of SIPs

Hemsec and partners Atom Consultants challenge the construction industry to increase the use of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), following its successful application in many projects.
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Survey reveals ‘lack of appetite’ to insure timber frame construction

Over 50% of insurers have a ‘lack of appetite’ to insure works using timber frame construction, according to a survey by the specialist risks team at Inspire Insurance.
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New hospital in Denmark embraces offsite construction

Latvian-based modular construction company, Forta PRO, has completed the MARS Satellite Radiology Clinic building using offsite construction.

Structural Insulated Panel Systems: Delivering energy efficient buildings

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 Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIPS).
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New report quantifies benefits of offsite construction

CIRIA and the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology have launched a new report quantifying the benefits of offsite construction.
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How modular healthcare facilities could alleviate NHS pressures

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.
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Larnook wins specialist labour contract on modular homes scheme

Project management and construction business, Larnook has secured a contract to provide specialist labour to complete 73 modular homes in Blackburn for Places for People.
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Cleveland Bridge to deliver modular bridge on A19 Testo’s scheme

Cleveland Bridge UK has secured the A19 Testo’s Junction Improvement Scheme to fabricate and install a new 141.4m bridge at the centre of a flyover.
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Could modular homes be the answer to the social housing crisis?

In an exclusive interview with Gail Cook of GDHV and Dr Stephen Finnegan sustainable architecture lecturer at the University of Liverpool, we discover how trends in modular housing and the heating and ventilation sector could address the social housing crisis.
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Urban Splash to deliver 10,000 new homes across West Midlands

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has signed an agreement within Urban Splash to build 10,000 new homes using modern methods of construction.
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New DfMA platform to support construction of schools and hospitals

The new DfMA Platform programme will support the government’s ambition to drive innovation and build industrial capability in businesses throughout the UK.
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Tree topping out ceremony held at modular homes in Manchester

House by Urban Splash held a traditional tree topping out ceremony at the top of its modular homes at Mansion House apartments in Manchester.
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Pickerings lands major modular building contract

Portable building manufacturer, Pickerings, has been awarded a major contract to provide a modular building consisting of over 150 building modules.

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Modular Construction News

Modular construction has become increasingly popular in recent years and has even been tipped as the future of the construction sector, but while technology continues to progress, the sector still has many obstacles to overcome.

Modular construction is the method by which a home or building is constructed within a factory setting, offsite. Whilst traditional construction is a process whose primary elements are constructed onsite, modular building techniques allow for the construction of individual modules to be carried out offsite, the finished units are then transported to the construction site for installation.

We’re proud to offer a wide selection of modular construction news, from the latest projects and challenges facing the industry, to how modular processes can help solve the housing crisis and expert comment on the latest technologies and opportunities within the sector.