When it comes to ensuring sustainability and compliance in off-site construction, with added pressures like tight deadlines thrown into the mix – in many ways, modular buildings are leagues ahead. When constructing a permanent modular building as an alternative to traditional methods, it is built to the same standards required for all construction, yet when it comes to thermal bridging and air permeability, tests prove that on average, a factory-built modular or portable building, achieves less air leakage (between […]
A Government report into the building sector by industry veteran Mark Farmer, summarised that, it must ‘modernise or die,’ because of severe shortages in work-force. The Government goal of 300,000 new homes built a year in the next decade, has fallen short in recent years, but many industry professionals believe that modular building techniques could help save the day, and speed up the process, whilst also removing issues faced by a receding workforce.
The Ministry of Housing stated that, “Small-scale infrastructure schemes will collectively enable the construction of as many as 200,000 new homes.” Local Authorities were invited to submit pitches for an allocation from the Fund.
Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer told press that, “This support will help meet our ambitious plan of building 300,000 new homes each year, and ensure we have enough housing in areas which need it most.”
Demand is set to increase for modular buildings. Since its emergence in the building world, construction-integrated manufacturing has opened up new markets and provided construction solutions across many industries. Its infiltration and outstanding track-record could mean that 10% of traditional contractors could well disappear over the next five years.