Published: 3rd Jul 2019

Modular homes in North Action. Credit: David Hawgood (CC BY-SA 2.0) The government must embrace modern construction methods if the UK’s housing crisis is to be solved, MPs have warned. The housing, communities and local government committee said that an over-reliance on traditional building techniques could see the UK fall way short of its target of building 300,000 new homes by the mid-2020s. In a new report, the committee has urged the government to support the use of modern methods of construction, such as using new materials, digital working and precision manufacturing, alongside traditional methods to build homes more quickly and cheaply while maintaining high standards. Clive Betts, chair of the housing, communities and local government committee, said: ‘If the government is to have any chance of meeting its target of 300,000 new homes a year it cannot simply rely on traditional methods of construction. ‘They … (To read the full article, subscribe below)