A couple of intriguing stats in the below article.
The government (and country) were some 60,000 houses short of the magic 200,000 set to build per year. It is widely accepted that modular (off-site) construction dramatically cuts design and build time for contraction workers. The below indicates this could be by as much as six months!
Each module takes seven days to make: on day three it is painted, on day four the windows are installed. Electrics and plumbing are fitted, and all the furnishings are included – down to the soap dish and coat hooks. On the eighth day, it is ready to be transported by road and craned into the site on Deptford Creek for a rental scheme developed by landlord Essential Living. Modular – or off-site – construction could hold the key to unlocking the UK’s housing crisis. Last year, just 142,890 homes were built, below the Government’s target of 200,000 a year to hit one million by 2020. In a survey of 230 house-builders by the Build Show, a trade event, 67pc said that off-site construction will play a key role in new-home supply. The reason: speed.