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Traditional New Build and MMC
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Let us make your new housing development a reality and create stunning new builds that come in on time and on budget.

With a wealth of expertise and resources, we guarantee all building control regulations and 21st century standards are met when bringing your vision to life.
With an established expertise in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), we embrace the latest offsite and onsite construction techniques to create sustainable new homes, in our designated role as either Design & Build contractor or construction contractor only.

We can also work using traditional methods if preferred. Your build, your choice.
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Pre-construction
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Technical design development
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Establishment of contract sum
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Construction phase
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Aftercare
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A detailed cost plan is created following consideration of design proposals.
Our experienced team
co-ordinates design for integration with architectural and engineering technical design.
A detailed Tender Proposal is created covering the entire project scope
Your new development is built, with all works overseen and quality controlled by our experienced team.
We’re on hand to offer advice and support upon the completion of your project.
Pre-construction
01 >>
Technical design development
02 >>
Establishment of contract sum
03 >>
Construction phase
04 >>
Aftercare
05 >>
A detailed cost plan is created following consideration of design proposals.
Our experienced team
co-ordinates design for integration with architectural and engineering technical design.
A detailed Tender Proposal is created covering the entire project scope
Your new development is built, with all works overseen and quality controlled by our experienced team.
We’re on hand to offer advice and support upon the completion of your project.
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Traditional New Build and MMC

Building a house is a complex and expensive process. Purchase of materials, payment for installation work, and other expenses. But new buildings built in traditional architecture style or using modern construction technologies create opportunities for less costly construction of a warm, reliable, and beautiful building, without losing the quality of the work done.

There are many construction methods, so among them, it is necessary to find a suitable one. After all, both traditional new build homes and new technologies in the construction of houses have their positive and negative sides. At Craftex, we know how to consider individual requirements and leverage tonnes of experience in the construction of modern new build homes. To deliver the expected results quickly and efficiently, professionals should use high-quality materials and modern methods of construction.

Types of Modern Methods of Construction

Most homes today were built using a traditional ‘brick-and-block’ approach to construction. At the same time, many alternative methods and types of modern methods of construction become increasingly common. MMC is a collective term to describe modern methods of construction techniques. A common characteristic of MMC is an off-site, factory production of the parts of properties. Such technologies involve the production of ready-made walls, roofs, floors, and entire rooms. They can be easily transported to a building site and assembled in a matter of hours.

3D Volumetric Construction

The 3D volumetric construction is a trend that today is experiencing a new birth and is gaining popularity all over the world. It is one of the most common modern methods of construction MMC. Buildings made of fully fitted-out units, which could constitute a room or part of a room, that can be assembled onsite.
Pros
The benefits are their energy efficiency, the possibility of installation in cramped and unfavourable conditions, high speed, and manufacturable assembly. If necessary, modules can be dismantled and moved to another location at a minimal cost. Onsite assembly involves lifting the modules into place and connecting services such as electrical and plumbing. Most of the work is done in a manufacturing facility offsite. A variety of standardized modules can be pieced together differently to produce a customized end result.
Cons
The 3D volumetric approach delivers the potential for maximum efficiencies and time savings—but the trade-offs include transportation costs and size limitations.

Flat Slabs

Among other examples of modern methods of construction, it is worth highlighting flat slab construction. This method removes the need for beams. Construction involves placing flat slabs of concrete that are placed and reinforced with concrete columns.
Pros
Among the advantages, it is worth noting flexibility in layout. This means that when designing a building, it will be possible to adjust the height of the ceilings and the height between floors. This approach significantly reduces the time required for the construction of the building.
Cons
Doesn`t contain ready-made conduits for services such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and plumbing that can be linked together with standard connectors.

2D Panelized System

This method is not only quick to produce but also cheap. Therefore, the technology is used to create budget buildings. Once the panel units are made, they are brought to the site and placed. The panels manufactured have the services of windows, doors, and finishes.
Pros
The assembly work on-site is much simpler than a traditional build, but it is more complex than putting together 3D modules and requires more internal finishing. On the upside, it is much easier to transport panels than bigger 3D modules. Low shipping cost is another benefit, approximately £7 per square meter of floor space to ship 2D panels around 250 kilometres, and almost £35 per square meter for the 3D equivalent.
Cons
Doesn`t use for wet areas as bathroom pods.

What is a modern method of construction pros and cons?

If you have built a new house, most likely you wondered: "what are modern methods of construction and what are their advantages? ". We have already talked about the types of modern structures. It's time to convince you which is better than modern methods of construction vs traditional. Among the advantages of modern methods of construction, we highlight the following.

Higher Specifications
When constructing new buildings, you should consider modern and much higher specifications. This is because, over time, new requirements have appeared, modern building regulations and materials. All these factors are taken into account when creating and using modern solutions and construction methods and technologies.

Cut Schedule and Construction Costs
Modular construction can lower construction costs and the use of libraries of modules for the manufacturing process, potentially accelerating and simplifying through automated design, which will shorten the design period. Savings in construction costs come from several different areas. Firstly, the integrated processes involved in modular construction remove the need for subcontractors and the margins that they include in their quotes. Next, the primary trade-offs are between the savings in onsite labour against potentially higher costs for materials and the increase in logistics costs.

Low Maintenance
New builds do not require repairs for many years. Most often, new homes come with a 10-year warranty. This means that you do not need to spend a lot of expenses on the maintenance of your home. Modular projects also tend to have lower costs for rework and redesign.

Increased Value
New builds have modern technologies, they are energy efficient and therefore of greater value in the market. If you decide to put up a house for sale, its cost will be ten times higher than the cost of an old home.

Home Construction Control
When buying an old house, you require taking care of re-planning and changing parts, changing heating systems and electricity. If you are building a new house using new technologies, you do not have any questions related to the disadvantages of modern methods of construction. A new home is an opportunity to choose exactly those technologies, features, and fittings to do exactly what you want, your modern dream home.