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Aquarian Cladding seals partnership with industry leaders to distribute MechSlip

Specialist external cladding supplier Aquarian Cladding Systems has announced an agreement with Ash and Lacy and Ibstock Kevington to distribute MechSlip. The innovative brick cladding system will uniquely allow architects...

28th January, 2020  |  Read More >


Spatial Initiative appointed to £3bn DfE schools framework championing modern methods of construction (MMC)

Framework to deliver 30 modular schools per year for the next four years. 22nd January 2020: Spatial Initiative - the joint venture between Styles&Wood and ESS Modular - has been appointed to a new £3bn Department for Education...

27th January, 2020  |  Read More >


Offsite construction safer, faster, greener and cheaper, survey claims

Offsite construction is safer, faster, greener and cheaper than traditional methods, according to a survey by the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) of businesses in the electrotechnical and engineering services industry. ...

27th January, 2020  |  Read More >


Berkeley to open modular factory

Announcing half-year results today showing profit and revenue sharply down, as expected, the housebuilder said the selling price of its homes remained "firm" and that its forward order book had risen for the first time since 2016....

24th January, 2020  |  Read More >


Urban Splash modular homes win planning

Joint venture with Peel given permission for latest phase of Wirral Waters megaproject. Planning permission has been granted for 30 modular homes in the 13,000-home Wirral Waters scheme in Birkenhead, to be delivered as a joint venture...

22nd January, 2020  |  Read More >


Berkeley looks offsite as profits return to 'normal'

Berkeley Group is planning to start production at its new house-building factory in north Kent in 2020. Chairman Tony Pidgley said that Berkeley's volumetric modular construction facility in Ebbsfleet would be "an exemplar of...

20th January, 2020  |  Read More >


The psychological tic that’s holding offsite construction back

Kier preconstruction director for strategic projects Jamie Hillier considers the psychological bias preventing the industry from seeing the creative possibilities of offsite manufacturing When evaluating a specific topic, concept,...

23rd December, 2019  |  Read More >


Heathrow to link offsite hubs with tracking system

Logistic sites winners due to be named next summer Heathrow Airport has said the four offsite logistic hubs that will be used to help build the third runway at the west London airport will be able to use a centralised...

22nd December, 2019  |  Read More >


Government ‘must embrace’ MMC to tackle housing crisis

An All-Party Parliamentary report calls on the "unlocking" of finance for manufacturers to better meet demand. The use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and the timber industries will be key in helping the government...

21st December, 2019  |  Read More >


Great Places launches £750m housing framework

Framework forms part of housing group's hopes of building 11,000 new homes by 2028 Great Places Housing Group has launched a £750m framework for firms looking to deliver a range of services to housing clients across...

19th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Farmer to promote McVey’s ‘construction corridor’

New MMC champion Mark Farmer will lead development of £40bn plan across the north of England The government's newly appointed "MMC champion" Mark Famer will be tasked with developing the recently announced hi-tech...

18th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Ilke Homes reports multi-million pound loss

Accounts for start-up modular builder reflect investment in manufacturing capability, firm says. Start-up modular builder Ilke Homes has posted a £22m loss for the year to March 2019. The firm, formed by a collaboration between housing...

18th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Architects hit out at offsite drive

Homes built with modern methods of construction are "blight" on communities, designer says Senior housing architects have hit out at the government's drive to transform the housing industry through the use of modern...

17th December, 2019  |  Read More >


RICS survey backs MMC growth

More than half of quantity surveyors have seen a rise in the use of modern methods of construction in the past three years, according to a survey by the RICS. In the RICS' quarterly survey of construction consultants, 53% of...

17th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Ilke Homes looks to open second off-site factory

Modular housebuilder considering new facility following £30m Homes England loan Modular housebuilder Ilke Homes is looking to open a second factory producing its steel-framed volumetric houses following the decision by quango...

17th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Smart and modular: how modern construction can tackle the housing crisis

John Corbett. John Corbett, sales director UK at EnOcean, outlines how modern methods of construction and smart technologies can revolutionise the building process and the way we live. Rising populations and changing...

17th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Huge losses at modular firm handed £30m of public cash

A modular homes specialist granted £30m of government funding this week racked-up a pre-tax loss of £7.7m in its latest published accounts. Figures posted at Companies House by ilke Homes Limited show the firm made a...

17th December, 2019  |  Read More >


How Ilke plans to produce 5,000 modular homes a year

Modular housebuilder Ilke Homes formed in 2017 from a joint venture between housing contractor Keepmoat and steel frame specialist Elliott and last week bolstered its ambitions to ramp up supply after securing a £30m loan from Homes England....

16th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Offsite Solutions acquires Taylor and Kilduff

Offsite Solutions, a bathroom pod manufacturer, has acquired Taylor and Kilduff, a steel fabrication business to bring the manufacture of base frames for its steel-framed pods in-house Taylor and Kilduff has over 15 years' experience...

16th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Tories promise MMC boost

Manifesto also promises to deliver 1 million new homes The Conservative Party has pledged to support the use of modern methods of construction in its general election manifesto. The manifesto, launched...

15th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Countryside aims to build 1,400 modular homes next year

Countryside Properties is to build 1,400 modular homes in the coming year, after its new modular panel factory became operational in March this year. So far, Countryside's modular panel factory in Warrington has delivered 376...

15th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Caledonian Modular hopes to return to profit next year

Latest accounts reveal the East Midlands offsite specialist, which delivered the Hinkley Point site worker village, suffered a £0.74m loss this year after falling £3.7m into the red in 2018. The firm said it had a very...

14th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Welsh government announces £30m funding boost for housing development

The Welsh government has promised to inject £30m into housing schemes, including £10m for factories to build modular homes, as part of wider funding for key projects. The money will come via a round of funding from the Wales...

13th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Laing O’Rourke and Bam researching offsite nuclear builds

A new type of compact nuclear power station is to be researched by a consortium including Laing O'Rourke, Bam Nuttall and Atkins. Nine companies are providing an initial investment of £18m to the project, which matches £18m of...

12th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Modular housebuilder creates speedy-build app for customers

Modular housebuilder Built & Spaces has created its own software that it claims can accelerate the housebuilding process to just 10 weeks from start to completion. The Build My Home software lets customers assemble their...

11th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Grimshaw’s floating modular homes design revealed

A new range of floating modular homes has been designed by the architect behind the Stirling Prize-nominated revamp of London Bridge railway station. Grimshaw teamed up with Dutch manufacturing group Concrete Valley to produce...

10th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Mastering the precast market

As part of the Inside Offsite factory tour programme, precast concrete specialists FP McCann once again opened up its Byley manufacturing facility to showcase its innovative offsite technology. With a focus on the structural and architectural...

10th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Offsite Specialists to Present Latest Developments in Steel Framing

Following its 2019 success, Focus on Framing is set to return next year as the event that is showcasing light steel framing solutions. The seminar will take place on 29th January at the Building Centre, London, taking an in-depth look at...

9th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Government pumps £30m into modular house builder

Each home that rolls off the production line is fully accredited by Britain's major insurers and lenders Homes England's cash injection will be used to turbo-charge production at the firm's Knaresborough production...

8th December, 2019  |  Read More >


Driving Iconic Design

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) wished to create one of the foremost automotive design and engineering centres in the world and used timber to reflect the design quality associated with one of the UK's most iconic businesses. Winner of two...

8th December, 2019  |  Read More >

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