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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.

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Kier and Elliott unveil smart technology solution to reduce carbon emissions

Kier Construction, alongside Elliott, has revealed a smart technology solution to cut carbon emissions by up to 25% on its site accommodation at the Winterstoke Hundred Academy expansion.
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M-AR puts comprehensive Net Zero strategy into action

Offsite contractor M-AR is investing in a greener future by putting a comprehensive Net Zero strategy into action across the business.
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Why don’t we use modern construction methods more often?

Despite the know-how around modern construction methods, industry professionals are questioning why they aren't used more widely when they clearly have so many advantages.
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HS2 Ltd publish new Euston Station design plans

HS2 Ltd has published new Euston Station design plans for the new high-speed railway terminus station, which will feature 10 platforms, and can be built in a single-stage.
Modular housebuilder CoreHaus

Modular housebuilder CoreHaus appoints new commercial manager

Steel-framed modular housebuilder CoreHaus has welcomed the appointment of Shane Murray as its new commercial manager.
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Modular Advantage March-April 2022

For nearly 40 years, the Modular Building Institute (MBI) has held its annual World of Modular conference for industry professionals to network, exchange ideas and learn from experts.
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Elliott completes new modular primary school in 32 weeks

Modular manufacturer Elliott has completed the new Hatchlands Primary modular school in Redhill, Surrey in just 32 weeks, as part of the Department for Education’s (DfE) Modular-A Primary School framework.
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Bridge and viaduct projects DfMA guide

In this ebook, Buildoffsite illustrates the benefits of combining design for manufacture, assembly and offsite construction for long-term, large-scale bridge and viaduct projects.
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M-AR CPD provides invaluable offsite insight

M-AR has launched a brand-new CPD module focussed exclusively on modern methods of construction (MMC) and exploring how best to maximise the benefits of offsite.
mRNA manufacturing facility

BioNTech introduces first modular mRNA manufacturing facility in Africa

BioNTech has introduced its first modular mRNA manufacturing facility to improve vaccine supply in Ghana, Africa.
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Wooden modular construction selected for 32 Berlin schools

An innovative method of sustainable wooden modular construction has been selected for the building of 32 schools in Berlin by 2025.
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Rollalong appoints Michelle Davies as new manufacturing director

Modular manufacturer Rollalong is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Davies as their new manufacturing director.
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ilke Homes to deliver first home to guarantee zero energy bills

ilke Homes, in partnership with Gresham House and SO Resi, are set to deliver a home that promises zero energy bills in Essex.
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M-AR breaks ground on bespoke housing for homelessness charity Centrepoint

Offsite contractor, M-AR, is working in partnership with the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, Centrepoint, to create new, bespoke single occupancy homes for young people experiencing homelessness in the London Borough of Southwark.
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Volumetric manufactured buildings at the forefront of offsite approaches

Volumetric modular methods have a remarkable impact on reducing costs while increasing quality and safety measures in the construction arena.
Business of the Year

M-AR scoops prestigious Business of the Year Award

Hull-based offsite contractor, M-AR is proud to have been named Business of the Year at the Hull Live Business Awards.
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National Apprenticeship Week is key to success of MMC

Matt Evans, chief operating officer at TopHat, tells us why National Apprenticeship Week is the key to the success of modern methods of construction (MMC).
containers

Could containers be the missing jigsaw piece for commercial MMC?

Conversion expert Andy Capella from S Jones Containers discusses the benefits of using containers, modular buildings, and some of their most popular applications.
RAF Lossiemouth

Caledonian to supply new modular accommodation at RAF Lossiemouth

Caledonian, working with Robertson Construction as part of the Lossiemouth Development Programme, are set to shape the infrastructure requirements needed for expansion at RAF Lossiemouth.
UK's longest railway bridge

HS2 opens new factory as work begins on UK’s longest railway...

HS2 began production of 1,000 huge concrete segments this week as the construction effort intensifies on the UK's largest railway bridge.
Cornwall housing crisis

Council tackles Cornwall housing crisis by investing in new offsite homes

Cornwall Council is set to announce an extension to its modular housing initiative to help tackle Cornwall’s housing crisis.
Westwood Acres

First modular homes launched at Westwood Acres in Kent

Kent-based housing provider, Love Living Homes, has launched its first collection of modular homes at Westwood Acres in Broadstairs.

Planning permission granted for 16 new homes for rough sleepers

An adult learning centre will be converted into 10 homes for rough sleepers and six more self-contained SoloHaus MMC homes will be installed on-site.
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Bellway selects ilke Homes to deliver first modular homes

ilke Homes has been selected by Bellway to deliver the company's first 40 modular homes in Milton Keynes.
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West Fraser launches a new Architects’ page

West Fraser has launched a new Architects’ page including details of the prestigious SterlingOSB Zero/RIBA Journal annual competition.
Modern Methods of Construction of New Homes

Modern Methods of Construction of New Homes (NH3) framework

LHC Group’s Modern Methods of Construction of New Homes (NH3) framework will run across England, Scotland and Wales in a bid to address new housing challenges in the sector.

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.