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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 factory

Berkeley Homes to begin modular factory build

Construction on Berkeley Homes' modular factory in Kent is set to commence this month. In order to make the transition towards offsite construction, Berkeley Homes' announced in December last year that it had secured a 160,000 sq ft site in Gravesham for the facility
cross-laminated timber

New Cross-laminated Timber guide published

Lucideon has released a new testing guide for manufacturers of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in offsite buildings
geospatial

Autodesk to showcase BIM leadership at GEO|Design+BIM 2018

GEO| Design+BIM, a platform that highlights the use of geospatial data analytics and Building Information Modelling (BIM) in asset spatial design, construction, and operation and maintenance, has announced Autodesk as a Gold Sponsor
offsite

McAvoy appoints new head of manufacturing and innovation

The McAvoy Group, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has announced the appointment of David Clark as Head of Manufacturing and Innovation
GEO|Design+BIM

GEO|Design+BIM 2018 opens call for speakers

GEO| Design+BIM, a platform that highlights the use of geospatial data analytics and BIM in asset spatial design, construction, and operation and maintenance, is now accepting speaker proposals
offsite construction

Open day to offer insight into offsite for student accommodation

On 27 June, Fusion Building Systems will be holding an open day at its Northampton manufacturing facility for architects, contractors, developers and investors working in the student accommodation sector to learn about the opportunity for light gauge steel as an offsite construction system
offsite

Actis backs NHBC’s call for more offsite homes

The NHBC’s call this week for a drastic shift towards building more offsite homes in order to reach government housing targets has been welcomed by insulation specialist Actis
offsite manufacture

Inquiry told offsite held back by ‘lack of trust’

A parliamentary inquiry has been told that procurement models must change and construction companies need to overcome a “lack of trust” if offsite manufacture...
bathroom pods

Offsite Solutions launches RIBA-accredited CPD for bathroom pods

Offsite Solutions, the UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturer, has launched the only RIBA-accredited CPD training programme for bathroom pods
BOPAS accreditation

Swan Housing Group awarded BOPAS accreditation

BLP Insurance has announced that Swan Housing Group, one of the leading regeneration housing associations in the UK, has secured BOPAS (Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme) accreditation for its precision engineered, modular, cross-laminated timber (CLT) homes
Bryden Wood

Bryden Wood awarded queen’s award for enterprise

Architecture and operations consultancy, Bryden Wood, has become one of the first architects to be awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, for innovation that changes the fundamentals of design and construction
offsite homes

Actis welcomes Khan’s offsite homes ‘developers’ toolkit’ project

Pan European insulation specialist, Actis, has welcomed London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to fund a ‘developers’ toolkit’ to simplify the construction of offsite homes
off-site manufacture

Inquiry launched into off-site manufacture for construction

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has launched an inquiry into off-site manufacture for construction
Modular housing

Case study: Sustainability and modular housing

Kidbrooke Village in south-east London combines innovative modular construction with sustainability at every level
benefits of offsite construction

Quantifying the benefits of offsite construction

CIRIA, working with its members, industry partners and Buildoffsite, is poised to start work on producing good practice guidance for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction. This guidance is needed now, it would seem, more than ever to encourage and accelerate its uptake into mainstream construction practices, says Kieran Tully
offsite construction

Case study: The changing face of offsite construction

Raymond Millar, Construction Director at the McAvoy Group and Buildoffsite member, looks at the design and offsite construction of a new state-of-the-art academy in Slough and how it was delivered weeks ahead of programme
portable buildings

Avoiding uncertainty with the development of a new learning hub dedicated...

Uncertainty is a word not often used within the Modular & Portable Building Association, which is currently celebrating 80 years by launching a new specialist accreditation centre and learning hub for its membership and the wider construction industry
Offsite Construction Awards

2018 Offsite Construction Awards winners announced

Over 400 industry leaders and innovators gathered at Ecobuild on 6 March for the Offsite Construction Awards to celebrate best practice and recognise overall expertise in the offsite sector
offsite

McAvoy announces record year & £20m of new projects

The McAvoy Group, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has announced a record financial year, accomplishing a 10% growth in turnover to £60m
modular housing

Can Modular Housing deliver for the Private Rented Sector?

To support their target of creating 1 million new homes by 2020, the UK Government desires to build more than 100,000 modular homes – however, project management consultancy Tower Eight, question whether the modular delivery model could support the supply of homes to the private rented sector (PRS)
Modular building

How does modular building actually work?

Ever wondered what happens as part of the modular build process? How do building plans leap from the page and become a reality? MTX Contracts, specialists in modular design and build, show us what happens in seven steps
offsite building

Sadiq Khan approves 21-storey offsite building in Croydon

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved plans for a new 21-storey offsite building in Croydon
off-site manufacturing

ilke homes creates 150 new off-site manufacturing jobs

ilke Homes, a UK-based modular homes business specialising in the latest off-site manufacturing techniques, is creating 150 new jobs at its first factory in Harrogate, Yorkshire
modular homes

BRE develops product standard to support modular homes

David Gall, Associate Director and Construction Products Sector Lead at BRE, says the quality of pre-manufactured buildings and their performance is paramount to provide consumers with the confidence to demand more to meet the challenges of an undersupply of housing and the skills shortages to deliver them
Offsite construction

Design, Sealed, Delivered: Offsite construction changing an industry

Tom Shaw, director at Ramboll, looks at the growing recognition of offsite construction’s potential in tackling the housing crisis and what needs to happen next
Heathrow expansion

Heathrow launches nationwide tour of sites bidding for Heathrow expansion

Heathrow Airport today (9 February) launches a nationwide tour of 65 sites still in the running to be the off-site construction centres for Heathrow expansion

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.