So how much does it cost to build an affordable home?
This scheme on Wyndham Road, South-East London, was the second buma-built project in the UK.
Protected from the weather and supported by industrial control systems, factories can produce a range of components from simple panels to fully fitted-out modules which are ready to be assembled on site.
Small projects often embody more innovation than larger more costly or high profile ones.
Does factory-built housing imply dull arrays of repetitive forms and facades?
Zero defects is the primary battle ground between traditional and modern construction methods. A relative concept, zero defects is however a target that the construction industry has set for itself. Primary considerations are structural stability and keeping the water out. Proper functioning of services, components, fixtures and fittings are essential.
Modular steel construction means you can build upwards on an existing building while minimising disruption
A 3-dimensional system involving modules or pods which is the basic building block of much prefabricated construction. Several designers are experimenting with making this form adaptable to more than apartments.…