Offsite Technologies

The Offsite Hub is an online information centre dedicated to keeping the world of offsite manufacturing and technology connected. Offsite and precision factory-controlled methods, products and systems are contributing to some of the most efficient and sustainable parts of the built environment and are increasingly recognised as a way to provide a new generation of buildings and are a critical element in easing the UK’s housing crisis.

Offsite manufacture removes much of the construction process from the construction site, leading to a number of efficiency and environmental benefits, including reduced onsite labour, shorter construction timescales, better health and safety and less material-intensive activity. The reduced onsite work – often saving weeks on overall project times – delivers schemes quicker resulting in reduced overheads and better returns on investment for clients. The quality-controlled factory environment also means less waste with less product and onsite faults. 

There are many different technologies that provide the benefits of factory-controlled manufacture and these are driven by cutting edge digital developments such as CAD/CNC, Building Information Modelling (BIM) software and use of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) to provide new dimensions to building design.

If you are unfamiliar with offsite technologies and the way materials are used we have provided a handy overview of the common systems available. Find out more below:



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Inmarsat, London
21 May 2019

The Solid Wood Solutions event reflects the swift upward trajectory that materials such as cross laminated timber (CLT) are now on as a sustainable, structural alternative to steel and concrete.

Solid Wood Solutions shines a spotlight on pioneering projects through informative case studies presented by those who conceived and developed the buildings that are gaining global attention. 

As engineered timber technology is one of the fastest growing offsite methods of construction, this event is designed to inspire through innovation. The event consists of a bespoke exhibition of circa 25-30 companies from within the CLT, LVL and glulam technology sectors, plus complementary solutions such as SIPS and cladding/fenestration solutions with a conference of approximately 150 delegates.

For more information visit: 
WWW.SOLIDWOODSOLUTIONS.CO.UK