The skills crisis has reached a point where there is no alternative to off-site manufacturing, a House of Lords inquiry into whether off-site manufacturing can improve productivity in construction has heard.
Addressing the matter in Building Magazine stated.
Industry has welcomed the inquiry, with Click Above managing director Aaron Emmett, whose SME development firm specialises in off-site manufactured homes on unusual sites, said new technology was imperative for the industry to solve the housing crisis.
He said: “In a housing shortage where land can be difficult to acquire, we are alwaysseeking alternative and creative ways to deliver new homes.
“This combined with a dramatic shortage in skilled labour in the UK has meant that we have made the transition to off-site building.
“Modular building technology now means we are able to deliver homes quickly and efficiently, minimising on-site disruption to the existing building and waste, as wellas superior energy efficiency.”
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