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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.

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Wates to deliver 1,500 modular homes in Cardiff

An innovative pilot scheme which will see the first modular homes built as part of Cardiff’s housebuilding programme has been given the go-ahead.
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Project Etopia completes modular eco home in London

The first home in London’s only modular commuter village, Etopia Corby, has been completed inside and out, MMC specialist Project Etopia .
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Modern Methods of Construction in a reordered world

Law firm Burges Salmon looks at how the perfect storm of sector restructure and the advance of Modern Methods of Construction will combine to reshape construction procurement in 2025 and beyond.
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Accelerating the implementation of advanced manufacturing techniques

Martin Ganley, BRE programme director for the CIH, offers reflections on a roundtable looking at advanced manufacturing techniques in the built environment.
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Is a “rigid” planning system holding back an MMC revolution?

MMC offer the opportunity to rethink how homes are designed and built, is a potential revolution being held back by an outdated planning system?
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Transforming construction through collaboration and offsite innovation

Richard Crosby, director of construction consultants blacc, looks at how a pioneering consortium could transform the way schools are designed, procured and built offsite.
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Pre-built apartments craned into position on Bristol’s Park Street

Nine pre-built apartments have been lifted by a 200-tonne crane into 50 Park Street, Bristol, through the open roof into the cleared shell of the building.
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Timber: The smart, affordable way to build new UK homes

Jeremy English, sales director for manufacturing at Södra Wood, Sweden’s largest forest-owner association, explores how timber can facilitate less expensive, more efficient and attractive construction.
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Offsite manufacturing: Creating construction’s Uber moment

Scaling up and maturing the offsite manufacturing sector could create an “Uber moment” for housebuilding, says Dave Sheridan, executive chairman of ilke Homes.
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whg reveals plans for modular homes in Walsall

Midlands landlord whg is exploring the potential of modular homes to tackle the housing crisis, thanks to a £1m research grant.
Modular homes, Housebuilding

The need for speed in housebuilding as new starts fall again

New build housing starts fell by 9% in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest statistics. Joseph Daniels, chief executive of modular homes provider Project Etopia, argues that the system is clearly failing and there is a need for speed in both planning and construction.
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Housebuilder develops innovative modular house design

North East housebuilder Homes by Carlton is to trial an innovative modular house style that could have a major impact on the new homes market.
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Caledonian wins £10m modular construction project

Modular construction specialists Caledonian and ENGIE have secured a £10m order for new student accommodation at Station Approach, Hereford.
Timber frame, offsite, fabric-first,

Timber frame: The sustainable answer to the housing crisis

Malcolm Thomson, sales director of Scotframe, discusses offsite timber frame, fabric-first and the new Saint Gobain Multi-Comfort concept.

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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.