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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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Abri and Boklok UK to deliver 750 modular homes

Abri and BoKlok UK have confirmed a new partnership, which will bring more than 750 modular homes to the south of England.
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Modular housebuilder CoreHaus to open first UK manufacturing site

Modular housebuilder CoreHaus is set to open its first manufacturing site in the UK at a County Durham business park.
Modern Methods of Construction

The evolution of Modern Methods of Construction

An in-depth new NHBC Foundation report on how the role of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) within the housebuilding industry has evolved has just been released. The organisation’s head of standards, research and innovation, Richard Smith, talks through the key findings.
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Modular teaching units lifted into place at Ebbsfleet Green school

Kier has started work on installing 98 modular teaching space units at Ebbsfleet Green Primary School in Kent.
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Could modular buildings solve NHS capacity issues in 2021?

Alan Wilson, managing director of ModuleCo Healthcare, discusses what offsite construction has done to support the NHS through the pandemic and where we go from here.
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Insulation specialist Actis welcomes NHBC’s report on future of MMC

Insulation specialist Actis has welcomed the NHBC’s report into the future of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).
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Urban&Civic and TopHat launch contemporary modular homes in Houlton

Urban&Civic and modular housebuilder TopHat have launched a new range of contemporary modular homes at the Houlton development in Warwickshire.
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Offsite construction: A vital weatherproofing tool in meeting housing targets

John Smith, technical director at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, discusses the benefits of offsite timber building systems in the face of potential weather-enforced downtime on-site.
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Rethinking healthcare design through offsite: Lessons from a pandemic

Covid-19 could reshape how patients access healthcare – and hospital design needs to reflect that. Offsite construction, 3D modelling and AR/VR could have a crucial role to play, says Christoph Ackermann of architect BDP.
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ilke Homes secures first site in the South East of England

ilke Homes has secured its first site in the South East of England, which could see the delivery of 153 modular homes.
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NHBC MMC report to fuel construction industry change

NHBC Foundation has revealed an in-depth report on how the role of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) has evolved within the house-building industry has just been released.
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Brick by brick: The role of modular in meeting the housing crisis

Homes England’s Affordable Homes Programme could prove a step-change in the mainstream adoption of modular and offsite construction. Jahanara Hussain and Sarah Hale of UK law firm TLT examine what needs to happen to de-risk modular and secure its future.
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How modular construction can realise Build to Rent’s potential

Offsite and modular construction will support the rise of Build-to-Rent, says Nick Cowley, managing director of Euramax.
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The five major challenges facing UK modular construction

Keith Beverley, key account manager at Wavin UK, discusses the five most prevalent threats experienced by modular construction today.

ISG lands £35m DfE deal for trio of schools

ISG has been appointed to the £35m framework with the Department for Education (DfE) to build three new schools across the UK.
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Buildoffsite to host virtual MMC conference

Buildoffsite will be hosting an inaugural virtual conference focused on the offsite sector and the opportunities for modern methods of construction (MMC) on 26 January.
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ilke Homes and whg to deliver 43 affordable homes in Warwickshire

Modular housing company ilke Homes has agreed a deal with Midlands’ landlord whg to deliver 43 modular homes in Warwickshire.
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Premier Modular completes £9m emergency housing scheme

Premier Modular has completed the installation of 58 apartments for a new £9m emergency housing scheme for Buckinghamshire Council in High Wycombe.
Springfield Hospital redevelopment

SES to deliver £23m Springfield Hospital redevelopment offsite

SES Engineering Services is set to deliver £23m of works on the Springfield Hospital redevelopment in Tooting using offsite construction.
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The need for decentralised high tech modular

Paul Dunn, executive director at CallisonRTKL explores the need for decentralised high tech modular construction.
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Premier Modular executive chairman steps down

This month sees the retirement of Premier Modular's executive chairman, Eugenio de Sa after two decades and 12 years of leading Premier.
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ilke Homes sells affordable modular housing scheme in West Gloucester

Modular housing company ilke Homes has sold its 57-home affordable housing scheme in Drybrook, West Gloucestershire, to the Guinness Partnership.

Green light for new modular homes in Newham

Populo Living has been the given the green light to build 200 new social rent homes above existing council-owned blocks in Newham.
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Major partnership to deliver new retirement communities using MMC

Sigmat and McCarthy & Stone have entered into a major partnership to deliver new retirement communities using Sigmat’s Light Gauge Steel Framing (LGSF) offsite structural solution.
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Hunt begins for contractors to deliver factory-built homes in Oxfordshire

Oxford City Housing Ltd (OCHL) is on the hunt for development contractors to deliver 2,500 factory-built low carbon homes in Oxfordshire.
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Wernick acquires Robert Purvis Plant Hire’s portable accommodation fleet

Modular building specialist, Wernick has acquired Robert Purvis Plant Hire Ltd's portable accommodation fleet to add 1,600 units to its hire fleet.

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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.