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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.

Offsite construction is key to delivering housing, says report

A new report has endorsed greater use of offsite construction, to help reduce costs, speed up delivery, improve quality and reduce health and safety failings.
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Spatial Initiative secures spot on £3bn MMC schools framework

Spatial Initiative, the joint venture between Styles&Wood and ESS Modular has been appointed to the £3bn DfE modular schools framework.
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Timber frame planning made easier for start-up BSR Design

When Ben Rendell, founder of BSR Design, set up his own timber frame planning software business, he looked forward to creating new designs after years in management.
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Offsite experts to showcase latest light steel frame developments

The Focus on Framing event returns to The Building Centre in London on 29 January to bring together light steel frame (LSF) manufacturers and industry professionals.
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New government, new housing strategy?

What does Boris Johnson’s new Conservative government mean for the public housing sector? Les Dawson, managing director of UK-based ICF manufacturer UNiBLOCK, looks at the challenges the industry faces over the next five years to meet the housing shortfall.

Project Etopia appoints James Pikett as development director

Project Etopia has appointed former Berkeley St Edward’s head of development, James Pikett as its new development director.
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2020: The year modular construction goes mainstream?

2020 must be a year of great change in affordable housing. Modular construction offers a solution, says Richard Hyams of architect astudio.
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Public sector investment key to redefining the housebuilding industry

Homes England announced £30m to boost production at ilke Homes’ factory. Executive chairman Dave Sheridan discusses the importance of the deal in the wider context of efforts to tackle the housing crisis.
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Scotframe and Cairnrowan: A partnership creating sustainable homes

Scotframe’s timber frame kits help Cairnrowan build design-led, bespoke sustainable homes with exceptional thermal and environmental performance.
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Modular factory in Leeds to bolster Northern construction corridor

Housing Minister Esther McVey visited the Legal & General Modular Factory in Leeds, which will create over 400 jobs for local people and drive the development of modular homes.
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ESS Modular wins spot on £2bn construction framework

ESS Modular has won a spot on Hyde Group’s £2bn construction framework which will see around 11,000 new in London and the south-east.
offsite schools framework,

DfE announces winners for £3bn offsite schools framework

The Department for Education (DfE) has revealed the winners of the £3bn offsite schools framework ‘to cultivate innovation and modernise the industry by increasing the adoption of MMC’.
Modular homes in Scotland

Embracing modular homes in Scotland

The significant opportunities that modular homes offer to the Scottish construction sector must now be fully embraced, says real estate finance specialist Addi Spiers.
House by Urban Splash,

House by Urban Splash reveals two new senior appointments

House by Urban Splash has appointed Claire Kober as independent director and chair of the board and Mark Shirburne-Davies as director.

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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.