Offsite Hub Blog

Welcome to the Offsite Hub Blog page where you will find exclusive industry content from offsite construction sector:

BIM: Bringing collaboration and co-ordination to steel construction


Steve Insley, National Sales Manager at Trimble, discusses with the Offsite Hub Blog the use of digital technology within steel construction, with a particular focus on the rise of BIM.  When people think of...

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STA Advice Note 18 – what do specifiers need to know about breather membranes?


John Mellor, Senior Product Manager at Protect Membranes, explains the Structural Timber Association’s STA Advice Note 18 and describes the key recommendations for external wall breather membranes installed for all structural...

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Plotting the Route to Net Zero Carbon


Earlier in the year the Structural Timber Association (STA) hosted a roundtable discussion with industry experts to examine the many challenges ahead. Chaired by Thomas Lane, Building Magazine’s Group...

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Precast Gets Top Marks in Education


With strong government backing for offsite construction methods in the education sector, and numerous operational efficiencies, concrete solutions are perfectly positioned to deliver high performance schools. British Precast’s...

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Reducing Rising Costs with Debi Lama


Debi Lama, Key Account Manager for Affordable Housing at Stewart Milne Timber Systems, discusses with the Offsite Hub Blog, why offsite construction coupled with a build fabric such as timber frame is key to reducing fuel poverty...

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A Potential Barrier in the Road to Reaching Net Zero Target


The Government’s recent consultation on extending the ban on combustible materials to more building types and lowering the height restriction in England from 18m to 11m closed on 25 May. As we await the decision, Andrew...

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Bristol: A Home for Offsite


The Bristol Housing Festival is running over five years to explore the increased use of smart technology and offsite manufacturing with a view to accelerating the delivery of quality, affordable housing for the area. The Offsite Hub...

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Unprecedented Demand for Light Steel Frame


As we wait for the outcome of the recent Government consultation on the ban of the use of combustible materials in and on external walls of buildings, the Offsite Hub Blog sat down with members of the Light Steel Frame Association...

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Challenge & Change with Mitch Gee


Mitch Gee, SPSenvirowall Director, has over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry and a staunch supporter of innovation and offsite construction. The Offsite Hub Blog caught up with him earlier in the year to discuss...

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Time to Build and Think Differently with David Hopkins


The Offsite Hub blog this week discusses with David Hopkins, CEO of the UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and board member of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI), how the timber industry has long embraced offsite manufacture...

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