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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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MMC, social housing and the environment

Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction can not only help us meet our increasing social housing demand but can boost our environmental progress too, writes John Skivington, group director at LHC Group.
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Can MMC help the housing industry recover from Covid-19?

The landscape post-Covid may well be a catalyst for the uptake of modern methods of construction and increasing use of digital technology, explains Hawkins\Brown’s partner, delivery director, Nigel Ostime.
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Second modular bridge craned into place on HS2

The second of four modular bridges has been moved into place in just 45 minutes on HS2’s new Interchange Station.
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Building confidence in offsite construction

NHBC innovation manager Richard Lankshear discusses the MoU, the growth of offsite systems and a new service, NHBC Accepts.

20 years in offsite construction and counting

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 since the year 2000 and takes a look at what’s yet to come.
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Offsite construction: From cottage industry to critical constituent

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 within the sector over the past five years to the present state of this evolving market.
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BoKlok exchange contracts on fourth modular site

BoKlok UK Ltd, jointly owned by Skanska and IKEA, has announced the exchange of contracts on a six-acre site in North Somerset.
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Premier Modular to deliver 25 Covid-19 test sites

Premier Modular has won a major contract for the Department for Health and Social Care to deliver modular buildings for a further 25 Covid-19 testing sites across the UK.
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The future for SIPs is brighter than ever

Significant growth for structural insulated panels (SIPs), as clients seek to construct energy-efficient homes and reduce running costs.
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ilke Homes to deliver 140 modular homes in Arnold

Nottinghamshire County Council has chosen ilke Homes to deliver up to 140 modular homes on a brownfield site in Arnold.
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Lincolnshire modular housing scheme complete

Work has been completed on an innovative modular housing scheme in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
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Buildoffsite & BECG launch offsite industry survey

Buildoffsite and BECG have launched a survey which will highlight the size of the supply chain, and better understand barriers and challenges the offsite industry faces.
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Ideal Modular Homes wins place on Gateshead DPS

Ideal Modular Homes has secured a place on the Gateshead Council and The Gateshead Housing Company’s Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).
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Offsite manufacturer announces wave of new appointments

Offsite manufacturing firm, TopHat has appointed Carl Leaver as chairman and James Matthews & Kate Davies as non-executive directors.
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Faithful+Gould appointed to £15m modular housing scheme

Bassetlaw District Council has appointed Faithful+Gould to help build its very first modular homes on the site of the ‘Old Allotments’ off Radford Street.
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Offsite company launches health division

Offsite construction specialist, Merit has launched a new health division to meet Government plans for new hospitals with enhanced infection control.
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“Ambition, ambition, ambition”: The key to solving the UK’s housing crisis

To kickstart a housing boom, government policy must be more ambitious in encouraging the uptake of modern construction methods, says Dave Sheridan, executive chairman at ilke Homes.
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Modular building supplier to provide Covid-19 test centres

Modular building supplier, Pickerings has secured a multi-million pound contract to deliver temporary Covid-19 test centres.
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New £250m framework launches for offsite suppliers

A new £250m framework has been launched for offsite suppliers to deliver schools, hospitals and community buildings.
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York student block tops out in just 26 days using MMC

Graham has completed one of the first new student blocks at the University of York in just 26 days, using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).
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HS2 awards £260m modular track contract

HS2 has awarded PORR UK Ltd and Aggregate Industries UK a contract to design and manufacture the modular track system for the UK’s new high-speed railway.
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Partnership to deliver affordable modular homes in Neath

ilke Homes has partnered with developer Abode Waterstone to deliver six affordable modular homes on a site near Neath, South Wales.
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First modular homes assembled for London homelessness scheme

The initial modular homes have been assembled on a test site in Tower Hamlets to deliver accommodation for homeless Londoners.
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Modular Covid-19 facility to be installed at UHW

Modular construction company Darwin Group will deliver a new Covid-19 facility at University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff.

Collinson Construction completes £2.1m modular centre in Lancashire

Collinson Construction has completed work on a new £2.1m modular development for a music and arts centre at Morecambe Bay Academy.
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Modern Methods of Construction in social housing

Sonia Travis, head of commercial sales at Epwin Window Systems discusses recent research into the growth of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in social housing, and how the business is adapting to the growth of offsite construction.

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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.