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Modular Construction and the Covid-19 Vaccine

We’ve all grown tired of those oft-repeated phrases throughout 2020: ‘the new normal’, ‘stay safe’, ‘stay at home’. KES Group is joining customers and followers in looking forward to when the challenges of Covid-19 have passed – and there’s reason to be hopeful with the rollout of a vaccination programme.  Modular construction has been poised

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Modular Construction: Looking to 2021 & Beyond

2020: it’s been a year of unprecedented challenge for all sectors of industry. This has certainly been the case within construction, which has suffered significant impacts as a result of both the Coronavirus pandemic and a rapidly approaching Brexit. Whilst modular has experienced its setbacks throughout this period, a number of positive developments have suggested

modular contruction and covid-19

Modular Construction and Covid-19

In a special feature by KES Group, we look at how modular constructions, including SMARTBUILDS, can bring us into a safer and healthier future.

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Planning Permission for a Garden Room

Planning Permission for a Garden Room – Is it required? One of the most frequent questions we are asked is ‘Do I need planning permission for my ‘Garden Room?’ Planning permission is not required provided that… The garden room is used for domestic purposes only The ground area covered by the garden room and any

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6 Benefits of Modular Construction

Modular construction has been around a while – it’s not a new thing and it’s something that comes with a ton of benefits! Modular construction, as you may know, is a method of building construction that is based off-site. They’re then manufactured and assembled at the right location. With it, you get a bespoke and

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Granny Flats – The solution for elderly living

Government statistics show that the life expectancy of the UK’s population has been on the rise since the 1950s. Therefore, life expectancy is up, and people are living longer. This means that the UK population pyramid over time will show a narrow base and a wide top. Resulting in a larger percentage of people in

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Is offsite construction the answer to the UK and Ireland’s housing shortage?

It is no secret that with the offsite construction process, it can most certainly play a role in addressing the UK and Ireland’s housing shortage! Government statistics state that the UK needs an additional 120,000 homes each year to overcome the housing shortfall. Where, in Ireland, statistics show that even though there are more new

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Care Home Vs Granny Flat

Care Home Vs Granny Flat Unfortunately, due to certain circumstances families are put into situations where they find themselves stepping up to the responsibility of looking after an older member of the family. And let’s be honest, it’s a known fact that this type of responsibility can put a lot pressure and strain on the