Since hearing a compelling talk by the Chairman of Build Offsite Chairman Richard Ogden a couple of years ago I have been drawn to reading articles and success stories on this method of construction (you may be interested to read a few articles from their site at

Investment is being made continuously by manufacturers and tier ones alike (Legal & Generals recently erected site in Yorkshire as a prime example).   

McDonalds (other fast food establishments are available) can be "bolted" together inside three days.  Heck, I've witnessed a recent Starbucks going up from scratch inside a month where I live - as is mainly the case, the groundworks were the time zapper, but I saw whole ceiling and dry wall systems going in with integrated electrics).

So why is it then that developers (and buyers for that fact) are so reluctant to take the plunge into building houses in this way?