Richard Lankshear

Innovation manager

NHBC

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Confidence in MMC in affordable housing

Over recent years NHBC has seen a growing interest in the use of offsite systems, from lenders and investors to developers, housing associations and the Private Rental Sector. What they all have in common is a desire to build confidence in the quality and benefits of new homes built using offsite components.

This increased activity is one of the reasons behind the launch of NHBC Accepts – our new, end-to-end service that will help to build further confidence in innovative construction and enable MMC systems to be fast-tracked for NHBC warranty. As part of the service, detailed and robust technical reviews will result in provision of a certificate (and acceptance for NHBC warranty), usage licence for a bespoke NHBC Accepts logo and website listing. With NHBC Accepts, we can review a product and, if it meets our stringent standards, provide a licence to use the NHBC Accepts logo.

As housebuilding resumes post Covid-19 lockdown, the drive to transform construction is accelerated and the case for innovative forms of construction strengthened. It is impossible to predict how the landscape will look in the coming months and years, but we would expect to see more innovative construction solutions emerge over time and NHBC’s thorough and rigorous approach to new MMC systems will help bring benefits to manufacturers, developers and builders alike.

“It's the must go to event in the sector.”
S Roots, United Living