Yet more evidence reveals that the UK will gain from working collaboratively with highest quality worldwide Off-Site Manufacturers, in addition precision engineering, use of new materials & digital working. The government should be doing far more to support homegrown SME Off-Site Manufacturers in the UK, with the provision of nationwide academies combined to help solve the crisis of just under 4 million homes that desperately need to be built, to highest standards. Whilst the Homes England initiative is welcome it's barely touching the sides.
At present the use of MMC in housebuilding is very low and the government need to act quickly to make an impact to meet housebuilding targets. First and foremost the government must help to improve investor and consumer confidence removing resistance and the negative perception that OSM has going back to the 1960's failing to survive. Times have also changed significantly since Sir Winston Churchills dream to provide rapid 'prefab' homes built to last for 10 years, 1.5 million homes were built in 10 years, where now best quality modern OSM 60 year guarantees are normal, the quality of build is as high as ever, robust & built to last.
With a target of 300,000 homes per year we cannot rely upon traditional methods of construction