One of the UK’s biggest housing associations, Places for People, has announced a £100m joint venture to deliver hundreds of modular homes.


This is the biggest deal yet for the modular housing sector in the UK. The housing association will be buying hundreds of units and building many homes under this new method of modular construction!

Modular buildings and modular homes are prefabricated buildings or houses that consist of repeated sections called modules. They are built off-site and then brought on-site where they are joined together to form the housing structure.

Places for People will buy 750 units from a construction partner ilke Homes, including 500 for sites it already owns and 250 for new schemes to build affordable and market-priced housing. This is in an effort to beat last years target which resulted in the construction of over 2.600 homes across the UK!

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An Example Modular Housing in Construction


The housing boom is important for all aspects of construction. Every trade has its part to play in the construction of homes! The UK government has proposed a plan to built a target of 300,000 homes in the country by the end of the year!

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Housing supply statistics in England


As you can see via this graph, the demand for residential housing is on the increase and is forecast to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. This is a market that all current and future construction workers should keep an eye on! There is money to be made in this industry and gaining the right construction training and qualifications is the key to success!

This is a very ambitious target and will require a lot of similar moves from housing associations, construction firms and so on. If you see this sector as a growing market for workers, which it definitely is, then you should consider getting some quality construction training.  Everybody in construction benefits from the demand for housing!

Here is a list of the construction trades that we offer training for:

Construction trades:

Experienced worker looking to gain an NVQ?


If you are already an experienced construction worker and you have the relevant construction training., but you are in need of a qualification such as an NVQ. We offer an experienced worker route that will help you progress a lot quicker! These NVQ level 2 Experienced Worker Courses can only be taken if you have been working in your particular industry for a minimum of 5 years.

If you do have five years experience in your trade, you will need to show evidence of this. The EWPA route or Experienced Worker Practical Assessment is in place to provide a quick path for an established tradesman.

These courses are set out in two parts over 2-days. The first day is a profiling session where you will have to provide documentary evidence of your previous work. The second day will be a full day of practical assessments during which you will be judged by one of our Able Skills assessors. This is your chance to demonstrate that you have the knowledge and ability to gain the award.

Want some more information:


If you want some more information about construction training, you can come to our centre. We are open 7-days a week! Come into our office at  K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS anytime between 8:30 - 4:30. Alternately, if you would prefer to talk to  us feel free to call us with any questions or for bookings at - 01322 280 202