Modular Construction in the United Kingdom Housing Sector: Barriers and Implications

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Modular construction is relatively new type of construction method, where houses are built in an off-site facility and brought to the site when ready to be set up. Many sources, such as, websites, videos, books, show that modular housing is extremely efficient regarding time and cost. However, this construction type is not more popular than onsite building. The purpose of this project is to find the reason, why is not modular construction taking over traditional building style and what are the barriers of implementing prefabricated houses in UK housing sector. The primary and secondary data analysed in the project shows that building modularly has many great advantages, for example, lower costs, faster construction, modern design and significant sustainability. Moreover, the project analyses main barriers when implementing modular in the housing sector of United Kingdom, which are high costs of land, low land availability, transportation costs, quality relation to time and cost. The project indicates research on barriers and implications that lay behind modular construction in the United Kingdom housing sector.

Original languageEnglish
Article number236
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Architectural Engineering Technology
Issue number2
Early online date6 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2021

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  • Barriers
  • Implications
  • Modular construction
  • Traditional buildings
  • Housing
  • UK


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