Commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Farmer Review of the Construction Labour Model, which calls on the sector to ‘modernise or die’, has made 10 recommendations, one of which encourages large scale use of off-site construction – which is both less labour intensive and enables quality to be more easily regulated. He said: “Creating a timber frame home is around 30% faster than building in brick and block. The bulk of the skilled element takes place off site. Timber frame walls, floors and roofs…… are built in factories at relative speed.”

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