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21/03/2015 – The Rise & Rise of Off-Site Construction

In the last few years the UK has seen a steady rise in the number of established developers and house builders who have been looking towards modern methods of construction as an alternative to traditional building methods to ensure they are able to meet their targets and continue to expand as the construction sector recovers.

There have been a number of simple market forces which have caused this significant shift in interest towards off-site construction from house builders and developers. Number one is the supply (or lack of it) of traditional building materials. After the general fall in manufacturing levels of bricks and blocks during the recession followed by the housing markets swift recovery which saw a rise in the demand for materials, rising far quicker than manufacturers’ capacity to increase supply. The end result has been a shortage of bricks & blocks and prices at an all time high. Number two is that in recent years it seems the construction industry is in short supply of good trades people which is resulting in delays on site and higher costs for developers and house builders which has a direct affect on profit margins.

At STREIF we are ready to fill the gap, our factory has the facility to up production capacity as required and with no risk of material shortages we will be on site when we say we will be and ensure there is no disruption to your construction programme. In fact with our system typical construction times can be reduced by up to 50% over traditional methods, saving you time and money.

In the long term it could be that modern methods of construction like the STREIF closed panel system will help unburden the UK from its ever increasing housing shortage. So if you want to stay ahead of the game, come and talk to us about how we can help increase your productivity with our cost effective building system.