Whilst thumbing through the various regional papers the other day I fell upon this article.

In my local (market) town there has been uproar that a chained coffee shop is shoehorning their way in.  I feel for local trade, as my town is built on passing trade created by the local canal system but what cannot be ignored is the efficiency by which such units are put up, with little fuss to the surrounding area, plus the injection of local jobs.

Although I have been involved in building products for over a decade, my interest in offsite largely came from listening to the CEO of Build Offsites talk on how a certain american fast food chain (that doubles up as a purveyor of plastic tat that children gleefully bring home to store behind sofas) can now erect a site in under a week.