After a £35 million investment from Weston Group, British Offsite has officially launched and is set to deliver 4,000 modern methods of construction (MMC) homes per year.
The firm offers an advanced light gauge steel panel system for its homes, with the launch commencing the sale of its exterior building and interior fit-outs to builders and contractors, both nationally and regionally, with customers able to make orders for manufacture, delivery, and installation of the components.
The company offers collaboration with its customers on sequencing and construction programme management, to optimise the efficiency of its UNI System, which includes light gauge panels, walls, roofs and floors.
British Offsite also manufactures internal fit-out modules under their BOS Fitout brand, which includes bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms, all designed to be integrated into their modular system and existing projects.
They have also invested in a second factory, to run concurrently with their existing premises in Braintree, Essex. The new factory will feature a robotic production line inspired by the automotive industry operated by a workforce, increasing employee productivity by 400%. The £6 million production line is being delivered by Swedish firm Rendek AB.
Shaun Weston, managing director of British Offsite, said “British Offsite has been launched to radically reduce the risk and delays in construction, an unrivalled delivery capacity helping to deliver occupiable homes faster. Our MMC products are designed to be easily integrated into existing projects, helping to streamline traditional residential construction. Our state-of-the-art facilities will include the largest steel panel factory in the UK, with the most advanced light-gauge steel assembly line in Europe, meaning we can deliver precise products more quickly for our customers.
British Offsite is proud to be part of the new wave of high-tech British manufacturing, bringing very significant new capabilities to the UK construction industry. We have carefully assembled our own team, bringing together a strong combination of blended experience from the construction, automotive, general manufacturing, and engineering industries, to put ourselves at the very forefront of this fast-moving arena. The skills shortage in the construction industry was widely reported before Brexit, and now we’re in a post-Brexit environment where the pandemic has further reduced access to skills. With the work of up to five trades consolidated into our panels, our customers are more protected from the skills shortage and construction can continue unhindered.”
Image source- British Offsite
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