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END TO END COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

We support customers at every stage of the offsite process, integrating manufacturing into traditional build methods, informed by our extensive experience.

Customers can depend on us to ask the right questions at every stage, to guarantee shared understanding and agree strategies amongst all stakeholders.

  • 1. LAND OPTIMISATION CONSULTANCY
    Qualifying land for offsite construction: size, shape, access, conditions, housing or apartment block potential, number of units, height, local design and architecture alignment
    Supporting business case preparation
  • 2. PRE-PLANNING DESIGN AND LOGISTICS CONSULTANCY
    Understanding developer ambitions
    Defining product range solutions
    Meeting local authority expectations on design and implementation criteria
    Scoping initial sequencing plan
    Preliminary estimates
  • 3. DESIGN COLLABORATION
    Core product selection: UNI Panel, UNI Wall, UNI Floor, UNI Roof and/or internal BOS Fitout modules
    Defining product sizes, architectural features and specifications: doors, windows, vents, insultation, fire stoppers, external cladding
    Technical drawings
  • 4. TECHNICAL & LOGISTICS REVIEW
    Design and architecture vision
    Bespoke design features
    Planning requirements
    Accreditations
    Energy efficiency
    Health and safety planning/controls
    Trades requirements
    Schedule and sequencing plan
  • 5. TECHNICAL DRAWINGS
    Technical drawings development for selected products: UNI Panel, UNI Wall, UNI Floor, UNI Roof and/ or internal BOS Fitout modules
    Joint review of drawings
    Final refinements to match
    all architectural and technical specifications
  • 6. SEQUENCING COLLABORATION
    Defining construction sequence
    Product installation training
    Product delivery scheduling
    Trades sequencing
    Contingency planning
  • 7. MANUFACTURE
    Technical drawings translated to machine programme
    Production scheduling
    Just-in-time manufacture
    Quality control
  • 8. DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION
    Dispatch in agreed quantities in approved sequence
    Unloading by crane for same day installation
    Quality control
  • 9. AFTERCARE
    Post installation client aftercare
    Support to end of home warranty available

 

Precision Manufacturing

Our second factory in Braintree is 137,000 square feet and quadruples our production capacity. It boasts machinery, automation and productivity solutions that are the first of their kind, enabling customers to choose exactly how much we pre-manufacture for them.

Insulation, fire stopping, external cladding, windows, doors and vents can all be pre-installed with precision with our UNI System. BOS Fitout products, including worktops, bathroom vanity units and wardrobe systems are equally manufactured with exceptional accuracy.

Sequencing, Installation and Aftercare

Manufacturing is only one part of the service we provide at British Offsite. We can work with you from as early as pre-planning to support your design, architecture and logistics approach and to brief your teams on products and installation. We can also come on board much later in the process, as late as RIBA Stage 4 Contract Documents.

A programme manager from British Offsite will work with your site manager to sequence delivery exactly as your schedule requires and a specialist from our team will oversee installation at all times.

INNOVATION AND UPSKILLING

Our second factory is the result of close collaboration with Randek AB, a company we selected because of their continuous dedication to innovation.

Together we’ve created the most automated light gauge steel panel assembly line in Europe, the largest single production line in the UK to date and Randek UK’s largest.

We envisage our collaboration and innovation continuing far into the future to ensure our second factory remains at the cutting edge. We’re upskilling our workforce to operate the machinery, further protecting our operations and our clients from skills shortages.

“British Offsite’s new automated manufacturing facility is the first of its kind in light gauge steel in the UK and a first for Randek UK. We are setting a new standard for building off site and helping push the industry forward in innovation. British Offsite will be able to provide quality, accuracy and deliverability to its projects and customers. We look forward to a long and rewarding partnership together.”

Gordon Young, Randek UK

MANAGING THE RISKS AND DELAYS OF CONSTRUCTION

Conventional build pressures are reduced when you complete more work in-line 
on British Offsite’s production line. We can help you prevent or control the wide-ranging risks and delays impacting on on-time, on-budget delivery of your occupiable properties.

DELIVERY DELAYS

Close collaboration on construction sequencing, plus our just-in-time delivery model, means our panels and internal fit modules are delivered exactly when you need them, cutting out waiting time, keeping your schedule on track and avoiding trades being paid for redundant time on site.

SKILLS SHORTAGE

The skills shortage in the construction industry was widely reported before Brexit, now we’re in a post-Brexit environment and the pandemic has further reduced access to skills. With the work of up to five trades consolidated into our panels, you’re more protected from the skills shortage and construction can continue efficiently.

SITE WASTE

Precision engineering at our state-of-the-art factories means many materials are installed in-line on the production line, with the best use made of sheet sizes. Our quality controlled manufacturing in a warm dry environment dramatically reduces waste and the associated costs of inefficient use of materials, while building sites can also be kept far tidier with sawing and cutting significantly reduced.

SITE STORAGE

The more materials you have delivered to site, the more storage space you need to keep them safe, secure and in good condition. Windows in particular create a storage challenge, with stacks of floor to ceiling panes of glass creating a major health and safety hazard. Our UNI System lets you pre-install windows and doors, as well as insulation, cladding, fire stopping and vents, taking away the storage challenge.

RAPID DRY ENVELOPES

With fully dressed panels delivered direct from our factory, you can construct dry envelopes faster and reduce the time spent waiting for units to dry because of bad weather. Internal fit outs can happen sooner. Our close collaboration on sequencing and logistics from the beginning to the end of every project, working around weather challenges, means you always have our panels exactly when you
need them.

HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUES

Efficient installation of our panels, floors and walls means the scaffolding on mid- and high-rise developments can come down faster. Your team will be working in completed envelopes, putting them at lower risk of accidental falls. A tidy site with fewer trades and stored materials equally reduces health risks and hazards.