Is this the new beginning for the construction industry and aligning construction build technologies to industries such as the car and food manufacturing/processing industries.
The housing construction sector usually trends how strong the UK economy is and with this potential investment in pre-fab housing factories, it will be the catalyst in producing up to 25,000 homes a year by 2022.
Off-site fabrication doesn't have to dilute architectural look and feel, in fact there is an exciting opportunity for designers to work with suppliers to develop new boundaries with building form; not forgetting of course local Planning Policies still have to be discharged. The off-site fabrication does provide quality control, mitigates weather risks and provides attractive apprenticeship opportunities which can only continue to improve outputs and efficiencies in the housing sector and wider construction industry.
Chinese giant to build six UK pre-fab housing factories