Offsite Technologies

The Offsite Hub is an online information centre dedicated to keeping the world of offsite manufacturing and offsite technology connected. Offsite technologies are currently contributing to changes in the built environment and our culture and living spaces.

Precision and factory-controlled methods, products and systems are creating some of the most efficient and sustainable parts for the built environment. These are increasingly recognised in the new generation of buildings and are a critical element in easing the UK's housing crisis, as well as delivering much needed schools, hospitals and infrastructure.

Offsite manufacturing removes much of the building process from the construction site, leading to several efficiency, productivity and environmental benefits. These include:

  • Reduced onsite labour
  • Savings on project times
  • Reducing overheads
  • Better ROI for clients
  • Less waste
  • Less material used
  • Less onsite faults
  • Better health and safety
  • More environmentally friendly 

Visit our blog to read more about the benefits of offsite technology.

There are many different technologies that provide benefits of factory-controlled manufacture. These are driven by cutting-edge digital developments such as CAD/CNC, Building Information Modelling (BIM) software and Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR). These all work to provide new dimensions in building design.

If you are unfamiliar with offsite technologies and the way materials are used we have provided an overview of the most common systems available. Please see more details below: