McAvoy announces expansion into offsite housing – FROM FOUNDATIONS TO OCCUPATION IN JUST 7 DAYS

The Dungannon-based McAvoy Group, the leading offsite construction specialist in Ireland and Northern Ireland, has announced its expansion into the residential sector
with the launch of a new modular solution for all housing tenures – affordable homes, market sale, buildto-rent, student accommodation, and emergency housing.

Following extensive product development and collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast,McAvoy has developed a steelframed offsite housing solution for multi-storey apartments, detached,semi-detached and terraced family homes.
An entire house can be assembled in a single day – and from foundations to occupation in just seven days.

According to a report published by Shelter, we need to build 250,000 new homes a year to keep up with demand – and yet only 163,000 new homes were delivered in the UK including Northern Ireland in 2017. There is a severe shortage of affordable homes and homelessness continues to increase year on year.
There is a lack of skilled labour in construction, compounded by Brexit, and the building industry has a poor delivery record. In response,the Government has set a target to build 300,000 new homes annually by the mid-2020s and has pledged its
support to increase the use of offsite construction.

The McAvoy approach to housing will reduce programme times by at least 50 per cent. This will allow earlier occupation for social housing providers and generate a faster return on investment for private developers. It will use highly efficient and proven factory processes to deliver greater certainty of completion on time, on budget and to higher quality standards.

According to Eugene Lynch,Managing Director of The McAvoy Group, “We have a proven track record, strong project management expertise and highly transferrable skills in the successful delivery of offsite solutions across a range of other sectors. These factors combined with our financial stability and pioneering work in digital construction technology, mean we are well placed to become a significant player in the provision of high quality family housing manufactured offsite.”
“We have ambitious plans for growth in the residential sector and have capacity already in place to meet demand using our highly skilled labour and flexible production facilities. We are also advancing plans to further expand capacity
to meet the anticipated growth in demand.”

Features of the new offsite housing solution engineered by McAvoy
include:
• An innovative floor construction created using highly sustainable recycled material – an alternative to energy-intensive concrete – and offering excellent thermal and acoustic properties
• A highly flexible building system with a wide range of external treatments, roof options and module configurations
• Roofs that are pre-tiled in the factory, which is safer, faster and avoids work at height and in poor weather conditions
• Bespoke housing designs can be developed and there is a library of standardised layouts to reduce design time for planning and cost McAvoy will work as principal
contractor on its housing projects – taking responsibility for design, manufacture, fitting out, installation and external works. This will mean easier procurement, fewer
management resources, greater cost efficiency, and improved quality control for developers and housing providers.
For further information, visit http://www.mcavoygroup.com/sectors/housing/

call 028 8774 0372 or emailinfo@mcavoygroup.com.

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