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Modular construction is the method by which a building or home is constructed offsite, within a factory setting. With the full construction of individual modules carried out offsite, the finished units are then transported to the development site for installation.

Whilst modular may not be entirely new to the industry, it is certainly experiencing a rise in popularity and gaining lots of media attention. This could be down to the fact that modular construction offers an affordable, sustainable and efficient construction solution.

It’s fair to say modular construction has the potential to make a positive impact on the UK’s on-going housing shortage in a timely and cost-effective way. Have a read of the below articles for all you need to know about modular processes and modular projects.

Merstham Park School

Designing in efficiencies: How offsite can assist with streamlining the construction...

MMC is creating a new set of design expectations and pushing boundaries with the use of new technologies and systems. As increased pressures from a global skills shortage continue, Martin Harvey, at McAvoy, discusses how offsite can help.
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Modular contractor secures planning permission for student accommodation in Canary Wharf

Modular contractor and developer Tide Construction has secured planning permission to deliver new student accommodation in Canary Wharf.
little green Monopoly houses

How is modular technology helping institutions to build greener portfolios?

Modular technology solutions will be vital in helping institutions build greener portfolios, says Andrew Shepherd, managing director of modular housebuilder TopHat.
Construction workers finishing factory made modular housing on site

Has the time for UK modular housing finally come?

Make UK Modular launched in December 2021 as the voice of volumetric modular housebuilders. Head of policy Steve Cole discusses the state of play for the sector and the outlook for delivering greener, faster, better homes.
Modular contractors working on construction site to deliver offsite homes

JV North appoints appoints modular contractors to MMC framework lot

North West housebuilding consortium, JV North has appointed eight modular contractors to its £560m modern methods of construction framework lot.
Exterior of 101 George Street development by tide and Vision. World's tallest factory-built homes

How can factory-built homes cut carbon?

Modular construction is playing a vital role in the construction sector’s battle to cut carbon emissions with factory-built homes, says Nick Hillard, ESG lead at Tide Construction.
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M-AR and Housing 21 mark major milestone on Doncaster retirement project

M-AR and Housing 21 have reached a major milestone on their latest Doncaster retirement project, which will be the largest net-zero retirement living scheme in England when complete.
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New partnership to deliver affordable zero-carbon housing in Hastings

Modular housebuilder ilke Homes has partnered with Orbit Homes to deliver affordable zero-carbon housing in Hastings.
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MPBA: opening doors to valuable business development and networking opportunities

The Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) plays a key role in connecting all sectors of the industry. This not-for-profit trade association’s objective is to support the raising of safety and quality standards, provide training and facilitate significant modular industry research.
image of modular homes at Burton Gardens

Procurement in practice: The benefits of aggregating demand for MMC homes

In this article, Phillip Blackmore, regional procurement manager at SWPA explains how aggregating demand for MMC homes is beneficial for manufacturers and communities.
Modular Advantage July-August 2022

Modular Advantage Magazine July-August 2022

The latest issue of the Modular Building Institute's Modular Advantage magazine examines the effect of the proposed expansion of the Davis-Bacon Act in the United States, and how this could have major ramifications for US-based manufacturers.
Morgan Sindall Construction have begun works on a new £5.8m Cambridge hospital resource centre - crane

Morgan Sindall to deliver £5.8m Cambridge hospital resource centre

Morgan Sindall Construction has begun works on transforming an old modular building to deliver a new Cambridge hospital resource centre, at Fulbourn Hospital.
Visitors walking into offsite specialist M-AR's first factory open day

Offsite specialist M-AR hosts first factory open day

Offsite specialist M-AR recently hosted its first factory open day, welcoming more than 50 visitors to its large manufacturing facility and head office in Hull for an in-depth insight into what goes on behind the scenes.
Connected Modular Construction guide from viewpoint

How can we redefine modular construction for a new era?

Viewpoint, a leader in construction project management solutions, explores what makes this new age of offsite construction bigger and better? What can this generation of modular buildings deliver that prefabrication failed to do? And how will technology help modular become a serious player in all property construction?
Offsite specialist

Industry accolades roll in for offsite specialist M-AR

Offsite specialist contractor M-AR has recently been shortlisted for several industry awards for its outstanding work within the offsite sector in the last 12 months.
Steel Framing

The Hill Group acquires Fusion Steel Framing Limited

The Hill Group has announced the acquisition of Fusion Steel Framing Limited to enhance its position in modern methods of construction (MMC) and offsite fabrication.
volumetric modular technology

The evolution of volumetric modular technology

Richard Hipkiss, development director of the Modular & Portable Building Association, looks at the journey of volumetric modular technology.
commercial modular construction industry

MBI release 2022 reports for commercial modular construction industry

The Modular Building Institute 2022 annual reports contain a complete overview of the commercial modular construction industry—both permanent and relocatable—and include exclusive data from member companies around the world.
Leeds Academy Project

Algeco wins contract for £19.2m Leeds Academy project

Algeco has secured a contract to build the new £19.2m Leeds Academy project procured through the Mod-C Secondary School Framework.
M-AR TDSG partnership

M-AR TDSG partnership strengthens supply chain

M-AR TDSG partnership creates an open and collaborative approach to keep projects running to schedule.
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How does modular construction slot into the built sector?

Responsible for almost 40% of global carbon emissions, we can’t tackle climate change without changing the built sector. In this article, Harwood explains how MMC is becoming an increasingly popular tool in tackling net zero goals.
Modular Advantage Magazine May-June 2022

Modular Advantage Magazine May-June 2022

Featuring dozens of modular building case studies, the latest, double-sized issue of the Modular Building Institute’s Modular Advantage magazine explores all the winning projects from MBI’s 2022 Awards of Distinction contest.
modular timber frame

Amey delivers modular timber frame building concept for HMP Kirkham

Amey has provided a new 46-cell accommodation concept building at HMP Kirkham utilising off-site production of modular timber frame buildings, reducing cost and environmental impact while minimising disruption to custodial services.
decant classrooms

Premier Modular provides decant classrooms on top of modular structure for...

Premier Modular has delivered decant classrooms on top of a modular structure as part of a comprehensive refurbishment at Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School in Ickenham.
offsite team

Algeco announces three new appointments to offsite team

Europe’s leading modular accommodation provider, Algeco, has announced three new appointments to its commercial offsite team.
BOPAS Plus

Donaldson Timber Systems achieves BOPAS Plus

Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS) becomes one of the first manufacturers to achieve Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme Plus (BOPAS plus).

Modular Construction

Modular construction is the method by which a building or home is constructed offsite, within a factory setting. With the full construction of individual modules carried out offsite, the finished units are then transported to the development site for installation.

Whilst modular may not be entirely new to the industry, it is certainly experiencing a rise in popularity and gaining lots of media attention. This could be down to the fact that modular construction offers an affordable, sustainable and efficient construction solution.

It’s fair to say modular construction has the potential to make a positive impact on the UK’s on-going housing shortage in a timely and cost-effective way. Have a read of the below articles for all you need to know about modular processes and modular projects.