Pulse CEO Reiterates Call for the Building Industry to Modernise or Die at Offsite Conference

Speaking at the Building Research Establishment’s "Offsite Outlooks" conference joint CEO David Brown of Pulse Modular Homes reiterated the call for the industry to modernise or die. He outlined the opportunities for imaginative brownfield housing schemes such as the modular housing scheme to be built over a carpark in central Scunthorpe.

London, United Kingdom, March 03, 2017 --(PR.com)-- David spoke of his vision for speedy regeneration of urban centres by utilising the modern and innovative technologies of modular housing. He illustrated his vision by showing how working in conjunction with North Lincolnshire Council, the car park development will provide 80 apartments whilst retaining the car parking spaces.

“The building companies which adopt off-site building methods will thrive and those that don’t will be at a great disadvantage as their costs rise with more and more regulation and the difficulties of providing excellent quality, battling traffic, weather and labour shortages,” commented David. He went on, “Of course traditional building methods will continue but modular construction is so much more productive and much easier to ensure a quality build.”

One of the key benefits of a modular building project is that it can be completed in under half the time of a project using traditional building methods. It also exceeds many of the building regulations such as thermal insulation, and has a very low level of noise transfer because of the high-quality acoustic insulation which is incorporated within each modular building unit.

David stressed the need to work in partnership with local authorities and housing associations to take advantage of unusual sites which can deliver good quality housing at a very competitive price. David Brown’s background as a lawyer specialising in planning law, particularly in relation to residential housing has been key in turning opportunities into reality.

The ‘Offsite Outlooks’ conference explored the build-to-rent sector, the challenges affecting the delivery of quality new homes, and the role of offsite construction in delivering build-to-rent homes and social housing. Local authorities, housing associations, developers and contractors attended the event.

Many speakers highlighted the benefits of off-site modular construction with the units being built in specialist factories where quality can be closely monitored and is not subject to weather delays and damage. The other great benefit, particularly in built up urban areas, is that there is much less disruption at the site.

Scunthorpe car park project
The Scunthorpe project, which was initially announced in May 2016, has been expanded from 48 to 80 apartments with a mix of one and two bedroom units. This development is one of the cornerstones of a multi-million-pound scheme to help regenerate Scunthorpe town centre, and it has received a grant of £290,000 from the government’s Homes and Communities Agency. To qualify for this the project had to be local authority owned, on brownfield land and not already allocated for housing.

About Pulse Modular Homes
Pulse Modular Homes is a developer which specialises in delivering fast track, modular buildings of the highest quality across the UK.

Working in partnership with councils and housing associations Pulse is able to provide a variety of modular housing schemes for multiple applications including; housing, student accommodation, private rental projects, workforce housing, social housing, sheltered housing and temporary accommodation.

Pulse was founded by directors, David Brown of MerryVale Developments and Mike Stockdale of Kube Accommodation Group.

Pulse Modular Homes
Leonie Onslow
Vane Percy & Roberts on behalf of Pulse Modular Homes.