Volumetric Housing News

MPBA: Promoting knowledge transfer and training opportunities

22nd April 2021
Jackie Maginnis, chief executive of the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA), explores how the organisation is playing a key role in supporting the modular building industry The benefits of volumetric modular...

Modular technology and the Golden Thread

15th April 2021
In her report Building a Safer Future, Dame Judith Hackitt highlights the need for a system-based approach with a golden thread of information running through the lifecycle of each project. Here, MPBA CEO Jackie Maginnis argues the case for...

A modular route to levelling up

8th April 2021
The government faces an ever-growing list of issues that it needs to tackle. Covid's immediate legacy is rising unemployment, with almost two million now out of work. That's only going to increase as support schemes such as furlough are tapered...

How private finance helps public sector reap the benefits of offsite construction

6th April 2021
Jane Tabiner, managing director of Solutions Asset Finance (SAF), explores how the next 12 months will be a pivotal time for modular building providers as the demand for MMC projects increases across the public sector The pandemic...

OneNinety Manufacturing successfully completes first manufactured offsite modules for North-East scheme

5th April 2021
OneNinety Manufacturing has pulled together the best talent from manufacturing and offsite construction to launch its first factory in Stockton-on-Tees. Using an innovative manufacturing assembly line process, the company has now completed...

Stars align for modular steel

2nd April 2021
While 2020 was labelled 'the worst year ever' by many, sentiments in the modular steel sector are rather different. "The pandemic has perversely been quite good for us," says Ryan Simmonds, Sigmat's pre-contracts director,...

Modular housing scheme in Barking complete

1st April 2021
Rollalong has completed its latest residential development, delivering 13 new modular council-owned homes in Barking, East London. The modular homes were manufactured at Rollalong's factory in Dorset and later installed at Sugden Way in...

Modular start-up plans 1,000-home Romford scheme

1st April 2021
Impact Capital submits plans for Rom Valley Gardens regeneration project Start-up modular housebuilder and developer Impact Capital has submitted new plans for a 1,010-home regeneration scheme in Romford. The £400m...

TopHat to deliver 183 factory-built homes to Kent development

17th March 2021
Modular builder TopHat is to supply 183 factory-built homes to the next phase of the Kitchener Barracks development in Chatham, Kent. The planning application, submitted to Medway Council this week, includes proposals...

RCKa modular hostel for Camden Council wins approval

12th March 2021
RCKa has won approval to build a modular, 39-unit hostel for Camden Council in north London The scheme in Camden Road will replace an existing hostel building, which comprised one-bedroom...

Promoting a full range of modular solutions

12th March 2021
Sika UK has grown steadily over the past few years, despite operating in challenging market conditions and have appointed Simon Griffiths as Head of Sales – Modular Construction, a role that will see him build on the continued growth of the...

Volumetric Modular: Providing an Agile Solution

12th March 2021
Jackie Maginnis, Chief Executive, Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) discusses how offsite construction can respond to help provide a solution to the many recent events that have resulted in the construction industry coming under...

Shot in the arm for Royal Arsenal

11th March 2021
Building 11 is a particularly unique building at the heart of the Royal Arsenal Riverside development in Woolwich, combining the refurbishment of a listed building with offsite delivery. Building 11 is part of the Royal Arsenal...

TopHat Future-Proofing Newbuild Homes

11th March 2021
Offsite construction is transforming the built environment and nowhere is that felt most in the housing sector, with volumetric modular methods providing huge opportunities for change. Andrew Shepherd, Managing Director at TopHat, talked to us...

Showing the Way Forward

10th March 2021
Geoff Pearce, Deputy Chief Executive at Swan Housing, told us about a busy 2021 ahead as its second factory gets ready to transform production of both its cross laminated timber (CLT) and steel frame-based homes. Swan Housing was an...

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