With schools up and down the country under pressure to provide extra pupil places, Jackie Maginnis from the Modular and Portable Buildings Association explores, in this next of a series of blogs about building for schools, how offsite construction might be the solution that the education sector is searching for.

Offsite construction has become a buzz word in the building industry, but it is not new to modular building sector. The industry as been manufacturing in excess of 75 years in an offsite capacity and it is great to see companies such as Danzer and other members of the MPBA (check out the web site www.mpba.biz) manufacturing everything here in the UK. Modern factories now produce hi-tech buildings with quality control in place. Delivery dates are met with no delays due to weather conditions.