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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Solid Wood Solutions is taking place on the 5th July at The Oculus - part of the University of Warwick and will shine a spotlight on pioneering projects through informative case studies presented by those who conceived and developed the buildings that are gaining global attention. This event presents a great opportunity to gain insight and network with those who are shaping the future of the engineered timber industry.

Speakers include:

  • Giancarlo Torpiano - Arup
  • Jonathan Roynon - Buro Happold
  • Kelly Harrison - Heyne Tillett Steel
  • John Spittle - Wiehag
  • Nic Clark - KLH UK
  • Gavin White - Ramboll
  • Kevin Flanagan - PLP Architecture
  • David Lomax - Waugh Thistleton
  • Neil Eaton - Berman Guedes Stretton
  • Daniel Kreissig - ZÜBLIN Timber
  • Robin Lancashire - TRADA
  • Darren Richards - Cogent Consulting
  • Penny Randell - Ecological Building Systems UK
  • Robert Hairstans - Edinburgh Napier University

For more information, visit the Solid Wood Solutions website >