Offsite manufacturer Premier Modular has achieved BOPAS accreditation for its modular housing, after expanding into the residential sector.
BOPAS – the Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme – is an industry benchmark that aims to give mortgage lenders, valuers and purchasers the confidence that homes built using offsite construction will have a life of at least 60 years.
Premier, which has five factories in East Yorkshire, has capacity to produce 100,000 sq m of living space per year and works as a partner to local authorities, housing providers, developers and contractors.
Jeff Maxted of BOPAS and a director of BLP Technical Services (UK), said: “It is fantastic to see Premier’s expansion into the residential sector, building on their vast experience in other areas. BOPAS is an independent, standards-led benchmark for modular housing, providing long-term assurance to lenders and valuers that homes built using non-traditional methods of construction offer longevity and reliability.”
Dan Allison, director of Premier Modular, said: “We are immensely proud to receive this industry accreditation which reinforces our expansion into the residential sector. BOPAS provides our local authority and developer clients as well as funders and mortgage lenders with complete reassurance of best practice and that our modular apartment solutions meet or exceed the required standards.
“We have ambitious plans to bring innovation and sustainability to the UK housing market. We already have a number of residential projects on site and nearing completion and are receiving a high level of enquiries for new schemes. We anticipate the demand for offsite construction will continue to increase to help address the housing crisis and the drive for net zero.”