MMC and Offsite Construction are increasingly becoming a requirement on new construction projects, including one fifth of all homes planned through the Government’s affordable homes programme. Homes England are pushing MMC and offsite and Pinewood Structures have a number of offsite MMC options including closed panel timber frames.
We have a number of solutions that fall into the MMC definition framework including open panel timber frame, closed panel timber frame and our panellised roof system – One-RoofTM. Closed panel timber frame is becoming increasingly popular, with the advantages of the timber frame arriving to site pre-insulated, saving time and helping you to achieve Homes England compliance. Namrik Lall, Business Development Manager at Pinewood Structures has noticed the increased demand:
“Increasingly our customers are looking for us to include more in our supply package. Closed panel timber frame is ideal on projects where speed is of the essence, such as on affordable housing schemes, where programme and speed are very important. We have a number of national housebuilders and contractors that are working with us on pre-insulated closed panel schemes, some of them through Homes England sites.”
Along with benefits including more controlled costs and programme, plus lower embodied carbon and more carbon capture, timber frame as an offsite MMC is increasingly a technology of choice and indeed a requirement of some schemes. Pinewood Structures have 40 years experience in this market and have a wealth of technical knowledge that we can share with you. If you’re considering offsite timber frame, or deciding on open panel vs closed panel systems, get in touch now.