Residential Housing

We have a BOPAS accredited structural system, which has successfully built out and sold with mortgages. Our core range is up to three storeys without the need for racking / bracing. The modules are point loading in the corners. The deflection calculations will determine module width verses length.

The modules have insulation in the floor cassette. We always recommend a secondary floor is fitted to take out any foundation discrepancy. The modules are structural, so the infill panels carry only their own weight. First fix is easy as all services can run within the ceiling / floor void. There is good sound insulation between floors, so ideal for apartments.

Residential, care home and office provision are right up our street. The system is called a Hybrid Construction System because we mix the values of traditional building with the advantages of off-site build up and volumetric fit out. The schemes we can undertake range from airspace to bungalows, townhouses to detached homes, care home provision to modular office.

◼ Development Opportunities

For developers wishing for an on-site structural skeleton for their own completion, our system is an ideal choice. Keeping skilled staff employed but taking out the natural delays in traditional construction.

Structural skeletons can be provided for off-site third party fit out, whether they are modules for chalets, care homes, classrooms, offices, apartments or healthcare. Craned into position from the truck, they offer an ideal solution where site time or noise constraints are critical.

  • We are not framework contractors but work alongside construction professionals.
  • We can provide architectural and structural engineering services.

An example of the speed advantage over fully traditional building techniques is this system was built off site as a skeleton with panels fitted (on site time – typical house 6 hrs skeleton, then traditional build out – 9 weeks for a typical 3 bedrooms house). Our experience has shown full volumetric is no quicker than the hybrid system, except for fully finished studio apartments where all services are self-contained.

Find out more about our housing and structural skeleton solutions

Modular Homes

With the growing demand for modular homes in the UK, people are searching using the term modular homes UK as to concentrate their search to the suppliers of modular homes supplied to UK homeowners.

The styles of home construction materials on offer which are built for customers include timber, concrete and steel. VRC Modular alongside its sister company VRC Homes with their BOPAS accreditation are at the forefront of delivering modular homes in the UK whether they are for the residential or social sector. The market for homes which are affordable is growing and by speeding the traditional build times down to weeks rather than months to deliver much needed accommodation, can only help in a positive way. Combined with the issue of the traditional labour supply being dependent on continuous work – which construction has had difficulty meeting – any system which makes the build an easier must be looked at seriously. The system from VRC Modular is designed to speed the build on site by keeping the structural part of the accommodation off site until required, then brought to site to be often fitted in a day and subject to the suppliers such as scaffolders being on site on their due date, the site is weather proof within the week. The system used by VRC Modular to deliver modular homes to the UK market is based on three components, which when assembled create the structure, whether it is a house, bungalow, care home, semi or detached house or even apartments. The three components are bottom and top cassettes, corner pillars and where needed galvanised steel panels. The nature of the modules when bolted together are strong enough to withstand earthquake conditions. The modules can be clad with a multiple range of materials which are able to be hung onto the steel straps running between the top and bottom frames. There is also the option to use a traditional brick or stone finish. As standard all the floor cassettes have a cement fibreboard floor fitted. This helps make the speed of build as there can be lower skilled craftsmen employed on the site than would be found with a traditional build. In the UK there is an increasing use of people from the social enterprise sector. They really appreciate the transparency of the build, particularly the way the build is a lot cleaner than a tradition block and brick build. The issue of items being missed – particularly insulation fill – is reduced as the site manager can see clearly the stages the build has got to. Often the appeal for those staff training on the building of residential accommodation is that they can be involved in meaningful construction, rather than being left to make the tea or the sweep up! So those clients who type into their search bar Modular Homes UK can be certain that VRC Modular alongside its sister company VRC Homes, will find the solution they have been looking for. Just find us at and may our partnership begin.