Building a modular future

PVCu windows and doors manufacturer, Euramax, has released an infographic explaining modular building and the reason this construction method is increasing across the UK.

Modular building is the process of pre-fabricating parts of a building offsite, before they are transported to the construction site. Modules, or individual parts of a building such as walls, windows, doors and rooms are manufactured in a controlled environment, in preparation for on-site assembly. This method of construction is becoming increasingly popular in the industry to help support the increasing UK housing shortage.

“Modular construction has huge potential to revive the UK housing industry”, said Nick Cowley, managing director of Euramax. “It’s estimated that around 300,000 homes need to be built every year until 2025 to meet demand but the industry is struggling to keep up.

“Prefabricating homes could prove to be the quickest way to provide the number of houses the government needs to reduce the housing shortage. Not only are modular builds up to 30% cheaper due to reduced labour and material costs, but they can also be completed 50% faster than traditional methods of construction,” continued Cowley.

“With this new infographic, we want highlight the benefits of modular construction and encourage more developers to take this approach.

“Chancellor Philip Hammond has committed to the UK using its purchasing power to drive the adoption of modular build technology in 2019. Modular build leaders must drive adoption by remaining ahead of the needs of the industry market and by working together, we can share knowledge, experience and innovation to support the UK economy in the future”, added Cowley.

With over 65 years manufacturing experience, Euramax operates from a 205,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility in South Yorkshire, manufacturing windows and doors for the modular build, caravan and holiday home, DIY and retail sectors.