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.

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Will modular buildings be the homes of the future?

The housing market as we know it is shifting; construction experts are looking for an alternative to conventional homes, and modular buildings could be the answer.
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Urban Splash submits plans for 347 modular homes at Wirral Waters

Peel L&P and Urban Splash have submitted a planning application to Wirral Council to build a £55m development of 347 modular homes at Wirral Waters.
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Committee urges government to embrace Modern Methods of Construction

The housing committee has urged the government to embrace Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in order to meet the target to build 300,000 new homes a year by mid-2020s.
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Production resumes at Metal Box factory in Neath

The Metal Box factory in Neath is operational again for the first time in four years following investment from Sevenoaks Modular.
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New app to accelerate precision-manufactured homes

A new, freely available app has been launched to accelerate the design and construction of high-quality precision-manufactured homes.
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Barratt Development acquires timber frame manufacturers

Barratt Developments has announced the acquisition of Oregon Timber Frame Ltd, one of the UK's largest timber frame manufacturers.
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Plans announced for affordable modular homes in Blackburn

73 affordable modular homes are to be created close to Blackburn town centre as part of a deal between Places for People and Homes England.
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Skanska IKEA JV to deliver 162 BoKlok Homes in Worthing

Worthing Council is to work with Skanska/IKEA housing developer BoKlok to deliver up to 162 affordable flat-pack homes.
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ilke launches guide to help housing associations build homes in factories

Speaking at the CIH conference in Manchester on 25 June, Dave Sheridan, ilke Homes, said that housing associations could improve quality by embracing OSM.
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AEDAS Homes launches industrialised Vanian Valley development

AEDAS Homes has launched its industrialised Vanian Valley development in Estepona, Spain, using offsite construction to speed up the delivery time of residential projects.
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DfE launches tender process for Offsite Schools Framework

The Department for Education (DfE) is on the lookout for ten suppliers for its new offsite construction framework to design and build offsite schools.
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The return of offsite construction

Though not a new idea, recent government reports and the housing shortage have brought renewed interest in offsite as an alternative to traditional building methods.
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Can modular housing solve the housing crisis?

Bruceshaw explores how in order for modular housing to truly boost the residential sector, we must change the mindset people have on prefabrication.
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Offsite progression and the shift towards modular technology

Jackie Maginnis, chief executive of MPBA, discusses the shift away from traditional methods of construction towards modular technology.

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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.