In March 2021, the government announced an MMCTaskforce which aims to increase the amount of MMChousing in the UK. As part of their new affordable homesprogramme, 25% will be built using MMC (The Authorityof the House of Lords, 2021).
However, despite the push for MMC there is stillcontroversy regarding it’s suitability. The BuildingResearch Establishment highlighted concerns about thepublic perception of MMC, stating that consumerscontinue to have reservations about the quality of MMChomes. In addition, the Chartered Institute of Buildingwas concerned that without due diligence orprofessionalism, MMC could be sub-standard (TheAuthority of the House of Lords, 2021).
This dissertation aims to address the suitability of MMC,specifically timber framing, as a potential solution tomeet housing needs in the UK.