• 40+ years experience
    Industry experts
  • Bespoke buildings
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  • High quality at great value
    Made in the UK

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The Barriers to Offsite Construction Vs The Benefits

The Barriers to Offsite Construction Vs The Benefits

In this blog post we will explore the key barriers of offsite construction as well as its benefits, as identified in a recent survey. We will also discuss how some of these barriers have been surpassed.


What Are The Barriers To Offsite Construction?

According to a recent Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) survey, the biggest barriers to offsite construction were identified as a lack of suitably skilled staff, a high level of ongoing investment, and installation onsite.

Another widely recognised barrier is perception. The baby-boomer generation, now in the majority of those responsible for commissioning new buildings, have had bad experiences of temporary classroom accommodation that has long outlived its design life from when they were at school.

With regards to all of these barriers, it needs to be stressed that offsite construction can be designed and manufactured to the highest specification. If a building can be constructed in a cold wet muddy field, it can be manufactured better in a clean, dry, safe factory setting.

Despite these barriers, the survey also found that 81% of businesses agreed that offsite manufacturing will offer them new commercial opportunities in the future. And significantly, 42% of larger businesses said that they would be using offsite construction within five years, in part due to requirements from their buyers.


What Are The Benefits Of Offsite Construction?

The survey also showed that people found offsite construction beneficial due to the fact that it increased productivity, reduced carbon footprint and reduced operational costs.

Other benefits included:

  • Enhanced employee safety
  • Improved quality of work
  • Less project downtime
  • Decreased construction time
  • A more consistent product

There are many more benefits of offsite construction, enjoyed throughout a variety of sectors. For example: child friendly safety features for classrooms; approved state-of-the-art fittings for modular healthcare buildings; or specialist facilities such as shower wet rooms, toilets and changing areas for sports and leisure buildings. All of our buildings are designed and made bespoke to your requirements so that the benefits of your new building are endless.


Why Springfield?

We relish the opportunity of offer a truly bespoke building and service. If you would like to find out more about our work take a look at our case studies, contact a member of our expert team, visit our website or call us on 01744 851958.

Why choose Springfield


We have over 40 years’ experience in the portable building industry and know the best way to produce high-quality affordable buildings that meet everyone’s differing needs.

Made in the UK

We are proud of our buildings which are designed, sourced and built in the UK by our on-site dedicated teams.


Our on-site design and production allow us to create your building to your exact specifications - both inside and outside.


Our buildings are manufactured to last, and our building process means that there is less waste than with traditional building methods

Value for money

Our high-quality materials and production methods mean we can offer you great quality modular builds at an exceptional value.

Buy or hire

We give you the option to either buy or hire your building, depending on your needs. We also offer open-ended contracts so you can have more flexibility. 

Contact Us

Contact our friendly team for more information on our full range of buildings and how to start the process of hiring or buying a modular building for your business. Our expert team is always available to give advice, guidance or support.

Springfield Mobile Ltd
Unit 2, 12 Abbotsfield Road,
St Helens,

Tel: 01744 851958

Fax: 01744 811565

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