UK House Building Manufacturing
Modular off-site construction methods hold potential to solve the UK’s crippling housing shortage, according to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME).
A report, entitled “The UK House Building: Manufacturing Affordable Quality Homes” is urging the Government to provide greater incentives for the offsite construction of homes. The report also calls for a reverse of policies which they feel discourage the construction of quality, sustainable housing. The report suggests that greater efforts should be made to diversify the UK house building sector, such as opening up opportunities to self-builders, local authorities and housing associations.