Rollalong has been approved by NHBC Accepts, the industry standard accreditation scheme for the residential housing sector provided by NHBC. Rollalong is the largest permanent offsite manufacturer in the south of England and is now one of only two modular manufacturers in the UK using light gauge steel to have achieved this accreditation.
The accreditation allows Rollalong to register the modular homes manufactured offsite at its factory in Dorset with NHBC for a full 10-year warranty. NHBC Accepts is NHBC’s comprehensive review service for innovative products and systems. It is the fast-track route for acceptance for building products and systems used in homes covered by all NHBC warranty products. “This is a tremendous achievement by our team and I’m so proud and delighted by the news,” said Steve Chivers, Managing Director of Rollalong. “System approval by NHBC Accepts gives us an advantage and will help to cement our position as a significant player in the residential housing market.”
The Rollalong HDA System is an offsite, volumetric method of building houses based on light gauge steel structures. Floor, ceiling and wall elements are assembled together in the factory to create modules which are fully fitted out with fire linings, thermal insulation, breather membrane, windows and doors. The modules are then installed on-site on a prepared foundation, the roof is added and connections are made to the previously installed drainage and utilities services in the ground.
Rollalong also recently completed its latest turnkey residential project, delivering 13 new modular council-owned homes in Barking, East London. The new homes installed on Sugden Way are part of a development managed by Be First for Barking and Dagenham Council.
“We’re extremely pleased to have completed this residential scheme which now provides a range of high-quality, affordable homes for people in Barking and Dagenham,” said Clive Harris, Construction Manager at Rollalong. “Like many parts of the UK, Barking and Dagenham suffers from a shortage of housing, and our modular approach offers local authorities a chance to address this shortfall in around half the time of a traditional build.”
Be First Construction Manager Sam Parry added: “We’re really pleased to say that in spite of coronavirus we’ve delivered 13 new affordable homes for the council in a fraction of the time a traditional build would take. More importantly, the standard is excellent, which means top-quality new homes for local people that will stand the test of time.” The new homes include a one-bedroom flat, eight two-bedroom flats and four three-bedroom flats.
The modules were transported to site and lifted into position and connected together over a five-day period, after which the internal and external finishing process commenced.