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Totally Modular Awarded Place on £400m Modular Housing Framework

West Midlands based modular housing manufacturer Totally Modular, are excited to announce that they have been selected as a delivery partner on the Procure Plus ‘Offsite Manufacture and Construction of Housing’ Framework worth an estimated £400m. Procure Plus is a not-for-profit company that specialises in the procurement of goods and services related to both new build and repair and maintenance for a wide range of social housing.

The framework agreement provides for the design, off-site manufacture and construction of housing. Six suppliers have been selected for the framework; Totally Modular Ltd, M-AR Offsite, Impact Modular Ltd, Jan Snel UK Ltd, Melius Homes and OSCO Homes. 

Totally Modular, are a manufacturer of residential housing solutions that can achieve carbon zero build standards which meet the need for future proof affordable houses. The homes are manufactured on a production line and commence the process as a robust hybrid steel structure which are then fully assembled and constructed within a controlled factory environment and can achieve a completion state of up to 95% before transportation to site for final erection.

Pictured – A Totally Modular 2 Bedroom Home

The Procure Plus framework unlocks the much needed modern methods of construction (MMC) innovation which is vital to overcome the current housing crisis the UK is facing. Totally Modular are calling for any housing association or local authority tempted by this innovative, sustainable offering to start their MMC journey by engaging in this transformative framework. Procure Plus has said customers of the four-year agreement will be able to select from the chosen contractors’ standard house types, with a range of enhancements and variations. The Framework Objectives are to:

a) increase the adoption of offsite construction within the social housing sector.
b) promote the early involvement of the manufacturer in the development of the works.
c) facilitate collaboration between the relevant parties to deliver choice, innovation and efficiency.

John Connolly, Managing Director of Totally Modular commented on the success…

“As the delivery of modular homes is still in its infancy within the UK, organisations such as Procure Plus are fundamental in offering both local authorities and housing associations a methodology to contract with new innovative enterprises who have entered the residential housing sector whilst complying with OJEU regulations. We are delighted to have been selected as a delivery partner for Procure Plus as this framework will be key to ushering in an alternative to supplement traditional build. Thank you to my colleagues who participated in this process and well done to all successful parties who will deliver within this framework!”

Totally Modular offer a range of housing solutions; houses, apartments, airspace and emergency accommodation, achieving a minimum EPC rating of A+ being within the top 1% of all housing developments in the UK for energy efficiency. The homes can be delivered as a full turnkey solution from design all the way to delivery. These homes can provide higher quality solutions with lower risk and greater speed, cost-effectiveness and consistency.

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Totally Modular awarded Bronze Award by the Armed Forces Covenant

We’re proud to have signed The Armed Forces Covenant. This shows our commitment to support the armed forces community and defence.

By being a forces friendly employer we can benefit from the wide range of unique skills and experiences that reservists and veterans can bring to Totally Modular. Reservists and veterans bring a variety of transferable skills and qualities to the civilian workplace, developed throughout their military careers.

We have been awarded the Bronze Award as part of the Employer Recognition Scheme which acknowledges that Totally Modular have provided exceptional support to the armed forces community and defence by going above and beyond our covenant pledges.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Carpenter – Immediate Start
  • Dry Liner/Plasterer/ Renderer -Immediate Start
  • Painter/Decorator – Immediate Start
  • Offsite Construction Operative – Immediate Start

All the above jobs will be based at our factory in Cradley Heath, West Midlands. Hour rate will depend on skillset (£9.30 – £14.40)

If you would like a full job description or want register your interest. Please email

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Totally Modular accredited members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

We are proud to announce that Totally Modular are now fully accredited members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a not-for-profit, independent organisation founded to raise standards in the construction industry.

Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.

Considerate constructors seek to improve the image of the construction industry by striving to promote and achieve best practice under the Code.

The assessor concluded following his visit to Totally Modular…

“The company demonstrates with many of its policies and procedures a commitment in line with the principles of considerate construction. This is underlined by the number of external accreditations and certifications achieved. The entire site presents a professional and positive initial external impression. Environmental issues are obviously to the fore with the vast majority of construction element being undertaken off site and it is good to see the carbon footprint of the company being calculated. I have no hesitation in recommending Totally Modular Ltd. for membership of the CCS.”

The Code of Considerate Practice applies to all registered sites, companies and suppliers regardless of size, type or location.

  1. Care about appearance
  2. Respect the community
  3. Protect the environment
  4. Secure everyone’s safety
  5. Value their workforce

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Prime Minister Visit’s Totally Modular Home

Did you spot us during the Prime Ministers Build Build Build announcement recently?

We were thrilled to be at the forefront of such a vital announcement surrounding accelerated delivery of construction and plans to reduce unemployment rates. Highlighting to the Prime Minister the importance of MMC to drive forward innovation, digital integration and accelerated delivery. 

John Connolly our Managing Director commented…

“It was great to have the Prime Minister Boris Johnson come and show his support to the Black Country and choose to make such a vital announcement at such a step changing venue as Dudley College, with our 3 bedroom modular home as the back drop.

Both ourselves and Dudley College have similar aspirations and that is to drive innovation and digital integration into the construction industry which will allow for better quality homes, increased transparency in the build process and most importantly accelerated delivery. Whilst at the same time enhancing job creation and seek to reduce unemployment rates.”

Following the Prime Ministers visit to Dudley College and our 3 bed demonstrator home, we think now is great time to explain our fantastic partnership with Dudley College.

Dudley College are considered a national leader of training in MMC delivery, so it only seemed apt to form a strategic partnership with them, so both parties can collaborate together to drive job creation, upskill individuals and the drive MMC journey forward.

A stand-out feature of Dudley College is the four-storey high ‘hangar’ where our 3 bed demonstrator modular home lives. Students are taught the practical know-how required for fabricating and assembling the building using the latest available technologies. For example both electrical and carpentry skilled apprentices have practised their skills on this house, with the full electrical install being conducted by electrical apprentices.

We have identified that we need to bring in a complete unskilled workforce, and train individuals up into the skills associated with volumetric modular assembly.

For us to facilitate that, we have identified Dudley College as a training provider within 3 miles of the factory that are sat in a unique position that have both experience from a construction perspective from an onsite element but also cutting edge training programmes that supporting offsite technology from a technical perspective, incorporating design, green technologies and innovative products.

We have formed a collaboration to initiate a trail blazing apprenticeship scheme, that all of our apprentices will be sent to college for a formal NVQ, BTEC apprenticeship over a period of 2-3 years, where at the end of it, they will have a formal qualification for Volumetric Modular Assembly, either as a crafts person or as a technician. Which are transferable skills, which can be deployed throughout the UK and beyond