Modern Methods Momentum

Since Mark Farmer’s ‘Modernise or die’ report was published in 2016, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) or Offsite manufacturing has been under the spotlight. There has been a significant increase in the number of publications and events surrounding the topic, as well as many developers heading for the potentially priceless early adopter title.

In recent years we have seen several developers purchase their own manufacturing facilities to allow for panelised and volumetric production. Those that are unable or apprehensive about committing to such a high level of investment, are increasing their use of offsite contractors. Enabling them to benefit from increased delivery time & efficiency. Recently, Barratts have announced that by using standardised products, they will be producing 20% of their homes using MMC by 2020.

All Sapphire balconies are prefinished offsite in quality controlled manufacturing facilities.