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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.

modular housing

Bristol commits to modular housing trials to combat housing crisis

Bristol City Council has identified sites available across the city to test and deliver innovative and affordable modular housing solutions over the next five years
Modular homes

Modular homes for the homeless could be ready by Christmas

Three Rivers District Council is building 17 modular homes to house 102 homeless people on Bury Lane in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
off-site manufacturing

CCG responds to growing demand by expanding off-site manufacturing

CCG (Scotland) Ltd has welcomed 35 new members to its off-site manufacturing business, CCG OSM, in response to growing demand for its energy efficient timber systems
modular offices, modular building,

Integra moves into flagship self-built modular offices

Modular specialist Integra Buildings has moved into flagship self-built offices as part of a £3m investment programme
prefabricated houses

Prefabricated houses are on the rise – here’s everything you need...

In this piece, Advantage Home Construction Insurance will be answering everything you need to know about prefabricated houses and its booming popularity.
modular student homes

Modular student homes scheme completed in record time

Tide Construction and their offsite manufacturing company, Vision Modular Systems, have completed Chapter Highbury II, a 257-bed modular student homes scheme in London
affordable homes

Tranport for London and Apartments for London team up to deliver...

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a new partnership with Apartments for London (AfL) to deliver high quality, affordable homes across a number of...
construction projects

SES Engineering lands new construction contracts in York and Lincoln

SES Engineering Services (SES), has announced its latest multi-million-pound projects to construct a new stadium and leisure complex in York and custody suite in Lincoln.
Modern Methods of Construction

Construction skills shortage reinforces need for MMC, says report

A growing skills shortage in London’s construction sector is reinforcing the need for adopting Modern Methods of Construction, according to a new Centre for London report
RICS urges industry to embrace Modern Methods of Construction

RICS urges industry to embrace Modern Methods of Construction

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has released a paper urging the government and construction industry to “think outside of the bricks” and boost diversity in construction skills, by embracing Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)
Zedpods

ZEDFactory to provide 23 prefabricated homes for college development

Central Bedfordshire College has selected ZEDPods, a new offsite manufacturer of low-cost starter-homes, for a development on college land which will offer 23 prefabricated homes to Dunstable’s nurses, teachers and firefighters
London Design Festival

‘Multiply’: the carbon-neutral wooden pavilion opens at the V&A

A nine-metre high, carbon-neutral wooden pavilion made from American tulipwood opens to the public in the Sackler Courtyard of the V&A in time for the London Design Festival on 15 September.
Explore Manufacturing

Laing O’Rourke gains boost from HS2

Laing O’Rourke’s Explore Manufacturing factory is set to gain a boost thanks to the HS2 project, as it’s predicted the overall programme will support 15,000 jobs by 2020
modular building

Permanent design for temporary building at Birmingham University

Architecturally designed and built completely to spec, the new three-storey, modular building on the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Campus is full of unique features
Offsite membership organisation

Buildoffsite: Offsite membership organisation

Buildoffsite is an industry-wide campaigning organisation that promotes greater uptake of offsite techniques in the UK construction industry.
offsite housing solution

McAvoy expands into residential sector with offsite housing solution

The McAvoy Group has announced its expansion into the residential sector with the launch of a new offsite housing solution for all housing tenures
modular garages

Redrow to trial modular garages to reduce costs

One of the UK’s largest housebuilders, Redrow, is trialling more offsite manufacturing techniques with the integration of modular garages
offsite housing framework

£2bn offsite housing framework revealed

Construction firms will have the chance to bid for a place on an offsite housing framework set to be renewed by procurement specialist LHC, worth around £2bn
offsite

£6.2m offsite housing scheme to help families in need

Families awaiting social housing in Northern Ireland will be able to move in a year earlier as Clanmil Housing Association joins forces with McAvoy Group to deliver new homes using offsite solutions
onsite construction

Balfour Beatty to move 1/4 of current onsite construction to factories

Leading infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty has released plans to incorporate more offsite construction and modular components in order to move 25% of workload to factories.
modular housing

Modular housing partnership to help solve housing crisis

Revolutionary modular housing partnership to reduce the cost of modular housing and offer a potential solution to the UK’s housing crisis
modular construction

Elements Europe awarded £30m for modular residential tower

Private developer Pocket Living has appointed Elements Europe to deliver a modular solution to a 21 storey residential tower
Modular Building

Suppliers announced for Fusion21’s modular building framework

National procurement organisation, Fusion21, has announced the successful suppliers in its newly expanded Modular Building Framework
modular building systems

Growth in panelised modular building systems market

The UK market for panelised modular building systems has performed relatively strongly over the past 3 years or so, and is estimated to have grown by 26% between 2014 and 2017, according to a recent report by AMA Research
MPBA

Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA)

The Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) is the voice of the modular building industry helping to connect all sectors.
Offsite manufacturing

A model of the future?

A sculpture highlighting the potential of modular construction and offsite manufacturing in tackling the UK’s housing crisis has been chosen to be included in the Royal Academy of Arts’ prestigious Summer Exhibition

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.