Something I have been meaning to put together for a while despite a daily bombardment of blogs sharing our passion for Off-Site Manufacturing which one a month features on our website.
When Adversity appears Opportunity knocks - that's life. The leisure industry amongst others has taken a real hammering since the pandemic, for obvious reasons. However, lately the take up of Staycation has increased rapidly with holiday makers opting to travel local within 1-2 hours close to home.
During the past few years the UK has heard every excuse in the book by some not to adopt Modern Methods of Construction. Partly a result of distinct lack of education, training and investment with only 8% of UK housing built using MMC.
There is a unique opportunity to solve our housing crisis only via adversity it seems, an acute focus by UK government, in words at least, to build our way out of recession but only with significant investment from outside.
These times of adversity are unique to us all. Being fed a 'tsunami' of confusing opinionated media activity and concerning 'volatile leadership' - and even if a vaccine is invented there are those deeply concerned folk who remind us 'germ theory' has never been proven, let alone the damage caused by vaccines.
Considering we are heading towards a recession this virus is costing an estimated £2.4 Billion per day - it confirms once again without outside help in huge investment & state of the art MMC from overseas how will we be able to correct our housing crisis?
The modules have landed but are they welcome? It's debatable for many reasons based on unit cost, trust, relationships, quality, thermal qualities, trading terms, price, accreditations, delivery, install, perceived image (biggest hurdle), etc - yes it's an extensive list & riddled with risk - but building is all about RISK as you well know.