Understand the purpose of MMC
The MMC definition framework provides a new regularised terminology for ‘Modern Methods of Construction’ used in home- building.
Emanating from the UK government, MMC gives social housing providers and their homebuilding partners a common language that will aid collaboration and further adoption of pre-manufacturing, site based materials and process innovations.
LHC’s NH2 and MB1 Frameworks covers categories 1 and 2 of the MMC definition framework, Further LHC frameworks are in the pipeline which will address categories 3-7.
Get to know the seven categories
(3D primary structural systems)
(2D primary structural systems)
Pre-manufacturing components (non- stylised primary structure)
(structural and non- structural)
Pre-manufacturing (non traditional assemblies & sub-assemblies)
Traditional building prooduct led site labour reduction / productivity improvements
Site process led site labour reduction / productivity / assurance improvements
Realise the benefits
One of the reasons MMC is promoted by the Government is that it supports three of the four headline objectives of the Industrial Strategy as shown below (the fourth is increased exports).
MMC homes can be built quicker bringing greater acceleration of construction, lower finance costs and, for build-to-rent schemes, accelerated revenue streams.
Higher build quality can lead to greater energy performance and reduced carbon emissions. Also factory-made homes result in less waste and better health and safety.
There is a potential for reduced costs if the design and build process is aligned to MMC production and installation.
Boost competitiveness in the housing market
Social landlords adopting an early approach to MMC and developing accelerated learning will increase their competitiveness in the housing market in the long term.
2018 – New Construction Sector Deal by 2025
Reduction in the whole life costs of assets.
Reduction in the time taken from inception to completion of new build and refurbished assets.
Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in built environment.
RISKS OF MMC FOR NEW HOMES
In consultation with social housing providers and LHC Appointed Companies we’ve established the key concerns organisations have about adopting Modern Methods of Construction and developed advice on how to mitigate the risks.
These insights are captured in our Mitigating the risks of MMC, written for Board members and decision-makers.Read the guide
LEARN FROM OTHER
In collaboration with LHC, several social housing providers are already delivering new homes using offsite construction.
Click on a case study below to learn about their journey to offsite and home building success stories.
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
GOT A MMC
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