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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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Green light for 15 new airspace homes in London

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.
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ilke Homes lands biggest site to date

ilke Homes has secured its biggest site to date – a 14.6-acre site in Grantham, which has planning permission for 227 homes.
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Lendlease and B&T Manufacturing to create new modular bathroom pods

Lendlease has teamed up with B&T Manufacturing to create new modular bathroom pods in the hopes of improving wellness for high-rise workers.
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METALOQ: An innovative modular framing system

METALOQ is a modular framing system whereby ‘kits of parts’ are made by steel fabricators and shipped to modular builders. Find out more here.
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Premier Modular doubles Covid test centre contract

Premier Modular’s contract to deliver modular buildings for Covid-19 testing has been doubled to 50 sites across the UK.
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Growth in demand for SIPs-built garden rooms & home offices

Hemsec responds to significant growth in demand as homeowners turn to structural insulated panels (SIPs)-built garden rooms and home offices.
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UNiBLOCK’s Insulated Concrete Forms revolution

For years, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) have been playing on the margins of the UK’s construction sector. That is all about to change, according to Leslie Dawson, managing director of UNiBLOCK.
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Modular homes craned into place for homeless families in Barking

20 new modular homes have been craned into place in Barking and Dagenham to house local homeless people.

BoKlok joins the NHBC Accepts scheme

NHBC has welcomed BoKlok to its acceptance scheme, which will help build confidence in innovative construction and enable MMC systems to be fast-tracked for warranty.
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Why lenders shouldn’t overlook Modern Methods of Construction projects

John Carter, commercial director for commercial real estate at Aldermore bank, explores the importance of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in an evolving industry.
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Offsite construction with lightweight 3D printing

When you think of 3D printing buildings, you probably picture giant outdoor robot gantries “pooping out concrete”, as John McCabe of Branch Technology puts it. Branch Technology does 3D printing very differently, starting with printing offsite.

Major projects: The future is modular

Previously viewed as “clever but pricey”, modular construction is now quickly gaining momentum, especially on major projects where designs are detailed and space on site is tight.
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Modular building specialist secures second MMC factory

Modular building specialist, M-AR has secured a second MMC factory to support its growing order book.
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Building amid a pandemic: MMC leads the way

Darwin Group MD explains the benefits of modern methods of construction for the healthcare and education sectors during Covid-19.
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Swan Housing Association to open second modular factory

Swan / NU living has announced the acquisition of a newly built industrial unit to expand its modular housing services, opposite their existing factory in Basildon, Essex.
Timber frame manufacturer

Case study: Hamnavoe Care Home, Stromness, Orkney

Timber frame manufacturer, Scotframe’s role in constructing the roof – and why it may be the only one of its kind in the UK.
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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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Hope Rise: Modular meets affordable housing need over Bristol car park

The affordable housing scheme Hope Rise is a community of 11 zero-carbon, modular starter homes designed and developed by Zed Pods, and is expected to open its doors in November.
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Tackling the housing shortage: Wind and watertight in a day

With the Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes project reaching the halfway stage, project director Stewart Dalgarno provides an update on its progress to date and the next stage of the journey.
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Modular meeting the Future Homes Standard

The impending changes to Part L1A of the Building Regulations for new dwellings will increase energy efficiency requirements for new homes. Jackie Maginnis, chief executive of the Modular & Portable Building Association, considers the implications.
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ilke Homes secures development site in Rushden

Modular housing specialist ilke Homes has secured a development site in Rushden, Northamptonshire that has the potential to deliver up to 150 affordable homes.
Social housing demand, Offsite

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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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.