Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) have come a long way since a rush of new building techniques were introduced to meet the massive demand for housing in the post-war years
While some of those older techniques became notorious for sacrificing quality in favour of building quickly, today’s MMC – both offsite and onsite – promote quality as well as efficiency, environmental performance, sustainability and shorter construction times using better products and processes.
Premier Guarantee has seen the number of projects employing MMC rise in recent years. It is helping to support this growth through its approval process for manufacturers, which provides accreditation for MMC products and systems, meaning developers and builders know they have been checked and will be accepted for warranty cover.
This ebook examines the evolution of MMC and their growing role in all aspects of the construction industry, including facades.
It looks at the reasons behind the growing popularity of MMC, from their flexibility and environmentally friendly construction processes to the faster return on investment and improved savings.
There is also a case study of how MMC helped developer HUB and M&G Real Estate, one of the world’s largest property investors, deliver the £49m Rehearsal Rooms projects in North Acton, one of the UK’s first institutionally backed Build to Rent schemes.
In addition, Clive Everett, Premier Guarantee’s Facades Technical Standards Director, discusses the importance of façade specialists in today’s construction industry, some of the risks involved with these complex systems and his top tips for avoiding façade failures.