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07.10.2021 by Tony Woods

Unlocking the value of MMC for social housing

With the many challenges and pressures facing the housing market today – and in particular those faced by the social housing sector – it’s time for providers to start exploring new solutions.

Take up of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is slower for the social sector than amongst private companies, but mounting and almost overwhelming issues demand that all possible avenues are investigated.

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28.09.2021 by Gary Cawley

A call to arms – MMC for all

Look, I get it. There are lots of reasons not to start engaging with modern methods of construction.

Too risky. Too expensive. Too many unknowns. Too much else to do. Especially if you’re a smaller housing provider. And all the while, boards are starting to apply the MMC pressure.

But what if I told you there was an easy way to overcome all these concerns, with a positive impact on the local job market and economy? Would you consider it?

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15.09.2021 by Gary Cawley

Start your retrofit journey here

Four million of the North’s homes need to be upgraded to reach an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) level C. That’s a huge target in itself, but when you factor in the Government's Clean Growth Strategy deadline of 2035 for this to happen, that means 270,000 homes need to be retrofitted every year until then.

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16.08.2021 by Gary Cawley

Pre-Manufactured Value (PMV) in action

If you’ve yet not started to figure Pre-Manufactured Value (PMV) into your planned new-build projects, then chances are you will have heard of it.

We’ve written about it a couple of times (check out the links at the bottom of this article to read more) because it’s going to be so essential to the future of public sector home building.

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09.08.2021 by Ryan Geldard, Operations Director at MAR Offsite

MMC - A Journey to Improved Delivery

Despite now being well into my career, I still feel that Construction gets overlooked as an industry for the immense value it brings into all our lives. Indeed, without the built environment, what would we have?

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13.07.2021 by Gary Cawley

How to tackle disrepair head on

There’s no getting away from it – the social housing sector is facing a mounting crisis from the continuing resident reports of sub-standard housing conditions.

It’s a disaster for residents. But it’s also a reputational crisis of our own making, and a financial one that’s emerging from the confluence of a few issues. It’s a fast-moving situation and one we collectively need to get ahead of.

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21.06.2021 by Gary Cawley

Want to explore MMC but not sure where to start? Here’s how…

Want to explore MMC but not sure how you can achieve the required levels of pre manufacture value to optimise Homes England grants? Here’s some tips on how…

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14.06.2021 by Gary Cawley

The Great Disrepair Conundrum

The number of disrepair claims against social housing organisations across the country is becoming an increasing issue, taking up time and money that some teams just don’t have. But what’s behind this phenomenon, and how can you tackle it?

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18.05.2021 by John Skivington

Dispelling the myths of MMC in the public sector

It feels as though we’re on the cusp of a boom in the adoption of modern methods of construction (MMC) in public sector housebuilding.

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10.05.2021 by Paul Dawson

Let the public sector lead the way

Paul Dawson, group technical manager at LHC, looks at the runaway demand for the latest Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund grants and explains why public-sector led programmes to transform the energy performance of our buildings are the quickest route on the road to net zero.

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