Offsite Hub Blog

Welcome to the Offsite Hub Blog page where you will find exclusive industry content from offsite construction sector:

How to Maximise your Timber Usage in Your Roof and Truss Designs


With timber shortages due to supply chain issues and with the costs of it increasing, it is now more important than ever to maximise the use of timber. So how can we best help prefabricators and housebuilders do...

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Modular – Shaping a Sustainable Future


According to the UK Green Building Council around 400 million tonnes of materials are used by the UK construction industry each year. New eco-friendly building techniques such as modular construction are predicted to play a key role in reducing...

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Is timber the solution to the housing crisis?


Local authorities throughout the UK are facing great difficulty as they attempt to rapidly increase their housing stock and deliver affordable homes, whilst also meeting environmental targets. Here, Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the...

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A Sound Solution for Bathroom Pods


Bathroom pods come pre-assembled, pre-tested and delivered straight to site for fuss-free, high-end specification, so it is no surprise that demand for pods is increasing in the hotel sector. However, with growing awareness of how internal...

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Calculating Success


What does Pre-Manufactured Value mean for affordable housing? Tony Woods, Group Technical Manager at LHC, explains more. The new Affordable Homes Programme from Homes England requires all projects funded by them to have at least...

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Placemaking with Purpose


How can offsite methods create green jobs in order to help meet sustainability targets and improve the built environment? Rory O’Hagan, Director at Assael Architecture, explains what can be done to help in the race to net zero. ...

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The Future of Homebuilding and Meeting New Standards


A lot has happened since January 2021 when the government published the outcome of the Future Homes Standard consultation, and therefore it may not be front of mind. But the details outlined are not a set of abstract requirements that may or...

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Modular Technology and The Golden Thread


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 Jackie Maginnis shares...

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Solving 21 Different Wet Room Challenges


As On The Level celebrate 21 years of experience creating bespoke wet room floor solutions, they take a closer look at how they have helped their clients to overcome a range of different challenges. 1. Wet room floors for...

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Levelling Up & Procuring for Value


Does the increased use of offsite methods contradict social value? Mark Bolger, Social Value Director at Atkins, outlines why we must think differently about what makes construction tick. From the Construction Playbook to the...

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