Let’s lift modular into the mainstream

Mark Farmer new 2020

It is time to think big and give our archaic homebuilding industry something to be positive about, says Mark Farmer

This week, I published a report with Mike De’Ath of HTA Design. Build Homes, Build Jobs, Build Innovation is my first major publication since Modernise or Die in 2016. The title is a deliberate play on the government’s own vocabulary, recognising the role of the construction industry in any post covid-19 recovery. 

We set out an ambitious plan to lift modular homebuilding into the mainstream. Despite progress in the past few years there remain major sticking points. The issues are complex and inter-related but are solvable with strategic interventions that can fully align with other areas of government policy.

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