Government Back Offsite Construction to Reduce Housing Crisis

In what is described as ‘one of the greatest construction programmes in our history’, the Government state the plans of “delivering more homes that people can afford in places they want to live” in July’s Construction Sector Deal official Government public document. A strong indication towards offsite construction reducing the UK housing crisis.

Without offsite methods of housing construction, the required short lead times for urgent housing would be unachievable.  The document is transparent with plans of £44 billion of financial support to provide 1.5 million more homes by 2022; which is where Rollalong Permanent Offsite Construction can provide a residential manufacturing support.

22 Week Housing Development

The document describes a vision for building homes in weeks – and even days – rather than months at a third of the cost to provide affordable and energy efficient homes. Rollalong commit to building and installing an 18 unit housing development in as little as 22 weeks, which is up to 40% faster than traditional builds of construction.

National targets include a 33% reduction in the cost of construction, and a 50% reduction in the time taken from inception to completion of a new build. The ambitious figures will almost certainly require on offsite construction methods. These targets are supported by Rollalong’s internal practices and cost is kept to a minimum with a stable workforce, utilisation of materials and one of the most efficient factory manufacturing processes in the South West offsite market.

Offsite Construction

Wisely, the offsite and modular housing methods have been recognised as one of the only strategies to achieve Government goals: “Offsite manufacturing technologies will help minimise the wastage inefficiencies and delays that affect onsite construction, and enable production to happen in parallel with site preparation – speeding up the construction and reducing disruption.”

Rollalong will provide 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes as a standard product to increase speed of delivery and reduce cost.

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