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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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McCarthy Stone to build 40 new retirement community sites using MMC

McCarthy Stone has announced that it will develop 40 new retirement community sites that will be built using modern methods of construction (MMC).
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De-risking MMC and driving residential innovation

We hear from Tim Reid, Customer Relationship Director, NHBC (National House Building Council) on de-risking MMC and driving residential innovation.
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Offsite response to the Government’s Construction Playbook

In this guide, Buildoffsite seek to explore how offsite construction can lead the way in meeting the government’s ambitious plans and policies established in the Construction Playbook.
volumetric manufactured buildings

Can volumetric manufactured buildings deliver a net zero future?

Is the road to a net zero future a well mapped out route or is there uncertainty along the way? Richard Hipkiss, development director of the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA), makes a case for volumetric manufactured buildings in shaping a more sustainable future.
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The heat is on for housebuilders to adopt modular construction

Dave Lancaster, Senior Commercial Manager at Uponor, discusses how offsite construction and the systems used in modular assemblies have advanced in recent years and why housebuilders must adopt MMC to meet the demands of the housing crisis.
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Modular Matters: Using volumetric modular technology in construction

In partnership with Volumetric Homes Group (VHG) and the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) – Modular Matters Conference & Exhibition is set to return to the National Conference Centre (NCC) in Birmingham on 15 and 16 February.
Future Homes Standard

The Future Homes Standard: Homebuilding for the future

The Future Homes Standard will bring about fundamental changes as the UK looks to "futureproof" its housing stock. Trevor Richards, operations director of Volumetric, a specialist in volumetric modular housing solutions, outlines the challenges involved and makes a case for expedient action.
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Pod accommodation: A solution to the homelessness crisis?

 As rough sleeping continues to rise year on year, a solution has never been more urgent. The homelessness crisis is a tough problem to crack, but modular pod accommodation may just be the answer we’ve been searching for, PBC Today explains.

Demand for offsite housing construction increases

The market for offsite housing construction continued to grow during 2021, despite the impact of the pandemic, as confidence, capacity and quality in the sector continue to grow, according to the Offsite Construction Market Report – UK 2021-2025 from AMA Research.

Adding significant value to the volumetric modular sector

The Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) leads best practice protocols, the development of standards and is represented on many committees for the benefit of members.
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Demand for modern methods of construction (MMC) during Covid

David Hartley, Managing Director at MTX, shares his view on the many reasons modular construction has seen an uplift in the last two years.
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How modular is helping healthcare to achieve its sustainability goals

David Hartley, Managing Director at MTX, discusses how modern methods of construction (MMC) are proving beneficial to the healthcare sector when it comes to supporting their sustainability goals, under the increased pressures brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Martin Burge

M-AR appoints Martin Burge as construction director

Offsite contractor M-AR welcomes Martin Burge as the new construction director.
watermist suppression

Fire suppression for modular homes

Yusuf Muhammad, co-founder and chief design officer at Plumis, explains to PBC Today the benefits of using watermist suppression to protect modular homes.
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Cornwall Council purchases modular micro homes to tackle homelessness

Cornwall Council has purchased 29 self-contained modular one-bedroom homes from The Hill Group to help tackle homelessness.
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Modular offices for improved health and wellbeing

A webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) heard that the pace of change in workplaces over the next decade would be ‘astounding’, as office buildings that fail to comply with health and wellbeing regulations will become redundant.
building lifecycles

Construction industry needs to understand the full carbon impact of building...

Matt Bennion, CEO of Reds10, states that the construction industry must turn its focus to understand the full carbon impact of building lifecycles and explores how MMC can help.
the UK construction industry

Why MMC can help ease pressure on the UK construction industry

John Carter, commercial director for commercial real estate, Aldermore, explores how modern methods of construction (MMC) can help ease the current pressures felt by the UK construction industry.
offsite design technology

M-AR takes outside the box approach to offsite collaboration

Leading lights from the offsite construction sector came together at an event hosted by innovative offsite contractor M-AR this autumn to plot a totally new approach to affordable housing development.
sustainable modular neighbourhood

Legal & General propose new sustainable modular neighbourhood

Legal & General have proposed a new and innovative modular neighbourhood at Bore Hill Farm, Warminster.
blocks of modular apartments

TopHat secures planning permission for factory-built apartments in Kent

TopHat has received planning permission to build 3 four-storey blocks of modular apartments at Kitchener Barracks in Kent.
Julie Hood

Julie Hood appointed to lead Collinson Construction’s modular division

Collinson Construction has appointed Julie Hood as the new business development manager to support its modular construction division.
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Riverside Scotland provides affordable modular housing to veteran families

Riverside Scotland has opened up the ‘nation’s largest’ affordable modular housing development, with four homes being allocated to military veteran households.
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HS2 gets green light for Camden’s construction skills centre 

HS2 has received planning permission from London Borough of Camden’s Planning Committee to build construction skills centre, which will provide accommodation for almost 200 people.
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The top five issues to watch for on modular developments

Matthew Law, Director at Naismiths, tells lenders what they need to know about monitoring modern methods of construction (MMC).
modular building in Hull

M-AR joined Children in Need to deliver modular building in Hull

Offsite contractor, M-AR, and BBC’s Children in Need DIY SOS Big Build team up to deliver a bespoke modular building for Hull youth charity.

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.