Five things you need
to know about MMC
As a key part of its Industrial Strategy, the Government’s Construction Sector Deal published in July 2018 encourages industry to ‘adopt a presumption in favour of offsite manufacturing’ and offers a variety of funding streams to support the implementation of such innovative techniques.
MMC can help to achieve
Boosting productivity and modernising the housebuilding sector is fundamental to achieving the 300,000 new homes a year we need to build. The Government’s white paper “Fixing the broken housing market” refers to industry reports that homes constructed using Modern Methods of Construction can be built 30% quicker than traditional methods with a potential 25% reduction in costs.
MMC build quality can help
to reduce carbon emissions
Building homes in well-controlled factory conditions can result in higher build standards resulting not only in improved energy performance but also more predictable performance of the home in use.
MMC products available today benefit from technological advances in manufacturing techniques and are supported by standards and accreditations to reassure residents, landlords and finance providers.
Procuring MMC is not
a barrier to its use
LHC has been providing procurement solutions to social landlords and public sector building owners for over fifty years. Today, through our NH2 Framework, we’re connecting these organisations with housing manufacturers in their region – local companies with proven standards and capabilities in MMC. NH2 builds on our NH1 framework which over the last five years has been used to procure and deliver over 4000 homes throughout the UK. Our Modular Buildings (MB1) Framework is procured by schools, universities and NHS trusts for permanent and temporary buildings.
LEARN ABOUT THE SEVEN
Modern Methods of Construction is a definition framework created by the UK government, containing seven categories of modern construction services. LHC has completed development of its NH2 framework for Offsite Construction of New Homes which addresses categories 1 and 2. Our MB1 framework for Modular Buildings covers non-housing. More LHC frameworks are in the pipeline to address all further categories.
LHC Advisors, in our five local hubs across the UK, are available for one- to-one conversations to help you and your organisation adopt MMC and start the journey to offsite construction of new homes.LET’S HAVE A CHAT
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LHC’S FRAMEWORK FOR OFFSITE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HOMES
It’s time for a different conversation about how you achieve your housebuilding targets. Discover how LHC’s NH2 framework will guide the planning, procurement and delivery of new homes using categories 1 and 2 of the MMC definition framework.LET’S HAVE A CHAT
LHC’S FRAMEWORK FOR MODULAR BUILDINGS
The LHC Framework Agreement for Modular Buildings (design, manufacture, supply and erection) provides public sector organisations with easy access to offsite manufactured, volumetric and panelised building systems (MMC Categories 1 and 2) for permanent or temporary non-residential buildings including schools, colleges, universities, healthcare, emergency services and community buildings.LET’S HAVE A CHAT