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Can modular homes aid social housing shortfalls?

With a large cloud of uncertainty looming over the nation, whether your optimistic or pessimistic about leaving Europe one thing is for certain: local authorities are feeling the pinch. Despite the increasing pressure on the services provided by local councils, they typically find themselves with less capital to do this with. But it’s not all down and gloom.

5 October 2018
Can modular buildings help to ease the pressure on overcrowded schools?

A new wave of emigrating southerners brings growth to Northern regions for many aspects of British society. This is however a reason for the increase of pressure on schools. Education is an essential part of any community and this new-found pressure does not only come in the form of an increase in the competition for places, but the physical space to accommodate new students as well.

21 September 2018
A house no longer divided? Modular housing scheme proposed to tackle homelessness

Having worked for many decades in the production of portable buildings, its direct applications to societal infrastructure is obvious to us. We thought therefore, to demonstrate these benefits, it would be interesting to have a look at an example where the introduction of modular buildings provides a measured solution to a growing problem.

23 August 2018
Does Heathrow's search for offsite manufactures signal a change in the industry?

It was wrapped in controversy when the vote came to Parliament, but Heathrow airport’s third runway expansion is now arguably the most prominent project in the nation’s construction sector. What is even more interesting however, as it has recently been revealed, is that the airport has been consulting offsite manufacturers up and down the country in a plan to build as much as the expansion as possible away from the airport.

8 August 2018
The future’s modular

With over 40 years of experience in the industry, those working within and in partnership with Springfield have always seen the incomparable advantages in constructing modular structures. It seems that, in an attempt to strengthen the building blocks of the future of the UK construction sector, the Government have now turned their eye to the benefits of offsite construction too. And it’s got us excited.

26 July 2018
Should all UK schools be fitted with sprinklers?

All of our modular buildings, including those tailored for the educational sector, can be fitted with sprinklers. Our blog tells you why sprinklers in schools should be a necessity, not just a consideration.

8 November 2017