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A guide to modern methods of construction (NF1)


The NHBC Foundation’s launch project focuses on the use of modern methods of construction (MMC) and detailed issues relating to modular and panelised construction, alongside other methods of off-site manufacture. At the time of publication, MMC was being widely incorporated into new developments as a potential way of speeding up the delivery on new homes but, as with any new technology, there are associated risks and the guide looks at how these could be mitigated.

Summary of content


Drivers for building with MMC

Types of MMC

  • Volumetric
  • Bathroom and kitchen pods
  • Panelised construction systems
  • Hybrid construction
  • Sub-assemblies and components
  • Site-based MMC

How MMC fits into the construction process (pre-construction)

  • Private sector builders
  • Housing associations
  • Assembling the project team
  • Approvals and developing the detailed design