February 2018 - Catfoss Hire

Monthly Archives - February 2018

Available Soon! 360 Place – 3 Storey School Comprising of 12 Classrooms Suitable for KS1 and KS2

Available Soon!
360 Place – 3 Storey School Comprising of 12 Classrooms Suitable for KS1 and KS2
Do you have a requirement for changing space, a single classroom, teaching block or full school development?
Catfoss Hire can, design, build, deliver and assist with funding solutions!
Get in touch to find out more at simon.knowles@catfoss.co.uk
View the brochure here.

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Planning Ahead For Schools – March 2018 Deadline

Schools are under huge pressure to comply with Government Building Legislation and meet the criteria below. This means it is imperative that the education sector considers Modular Building Solutions for the following reasons:
Scalable – modular easily expands with future pupil intakes.
Planning – compliant, developed building layouts allow submission of planning by March 18, crucial to allow installation in summer 2018.
Available – Factory built buildings with fast delivery programmes for summer 18 delivery.
Cost Effective – Precision engineered for best value […]

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The Sky’s The Limit for Modular Extensions

Government are set to change planning Policy on building upwards on existing buildings. The answer to building new homes, could be a more creative and effective use of space, versus building on empty plots, or development on a derelict site. Green-lit examples would be where an additional two levels could be added to a property, provided it was in keeping with the area and preservation of listed buildings and conservation. This new generation of rooftop townhouses and offices, will […]

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Deloitte Survey Reports On Construction Activity Resilience

The latest reports in the Deloitte Real Estate Crane Survey UK, reports record levels of construction activity, as developer’s confidence for city development remains strong. The survey covers Belfast, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, in which each city has sustained or increased a level of development across a range of sectors including offices, residential, hotels, retail, education and student housing. Simon Bedford, Partner and Regional Head at Deloitte Real Estate, said that, “The surveyed cities have shown a market increase […]

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Government Sets The Right Tone For Modular Construction

Modular construction has come a long way since post Second World War and the instant-fix to Britain’s housing crisis back then. Taking a realistic view of the construction industry and its need for change, juxtaposed with the major advances in modular building since 1940’s Britain, the Government is using its purchasing power to drive the adoption of modern methods of construction. The Budget announcements have sent a positive message to encourage the industry to develop modular construction, with the […]

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Job Opportunities in Construction Are Growing

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) predicts that, 158,000 construction jobs are to be created over the next five years, despite Brexit uncertainty. They also forecast that, employment will grow for the fourth consecutive year at 0.5 per cent a year on average to 2022. This would result in 2.77 million people working in construction, slightly below the peak reached in 2008. Steve Radley, CITB Policy Director, stated that, “As the industry looks to boost its productivity, the most […]

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How The Recession and Brexit Have Paved The Way For Modular Construction

When things were going well in the industry, developers and general contractors may not have felt the pain or need to change – now they do, and there’s no looking back. Since the last recession, the shortage of traditional labour, along with developers needing to find greater efficiency, have made modular building an obvious choice. When executed correctly by an established specialist, off-site construction can greatly benefit a project’s schedule, budget and skilled labour requirements. The prospect of Brexit […]

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Trends and Changes in the Build-To-Rent Sector

It has been predicted that 2018 is the year that modular housing gets traction, with current estimates to be more than 15,000 homes built this way each year moving forward. Government have said they want to increase access to finance for modular builders, aiming to increase production to 100,000 homes by 2020. Foreign investment has already been seen, and further foreign investment is expected in 2018, particularly from Germany and Scandinavia.

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A warm welcome as Simon Knowles joins the Catfoss Hire Team

A warm welcome as Simon Knowles joins the Catfoss Hire Team. Catfoss Hire are pleased to announce that Simon Knowles has joined us in the role of National Sales Manager. Simon has many years of extensive knowledge and experience in modular and solution sales; Simon’s experience across multiple business sectors will further strengthen our sales team ensuring we continue to offer both existing and new customers market leading innovative solutions to meet and support the requirements of their business. […]

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