NHBC Foundation has revealed an in-depth report on how the role of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) has evolved within the housebuilding industry has just been released
Prefabricated homes have been long-heralded as the future of housebuilding, but if the arguments for homes to be manufactured like cars are so compelling, why is factory-built housing not more common?
That’s the question ‘Modern methods of construction: building on experience’ examines, by scrutinising notable periods of transformation in the industry and exploring the elements of design, as well as the social and economic influences, that fuel change.
The report also looks at the history of non-traditional housing through a range of different technologies and advancements since the 19th century and how builders and developers can harness technological advances to respond to the increasing demand for new homes.
An enabler of change for the industry
NHBC’s head of standards, innovation and research, Richard Smith, said: “As we navigate the Covid-19 pandemic and come out of the EU, there is an opportunity to innovate.
“This new report looks at the best features of homes from the past to inform the homes of the future.
“We really hope that ‘Modern methods of construction: building on experience’ will ultimately be an enabler of change for the industry.”
Standards for UK housebuilders
The release of this report follows the NHBC Foundation’s recent launch of its 2021 standards for UK housebuilders.
The standards for UK housebuilders went into effect for every new home covered by an NHBC warranty on 1 January 2021.
For more information and to download the report please visit: www.nhbc.co.uk/mmcreport