Modular building procurement can seem daunting, especially if you've never experienced modular before, so we have created this page to show all the different routes to procure your project.

We're going to cover:

What's the benefit of using a modular building framework?

With a framework, all the hard work has been done for you, so no more onerous amounts of paperwork, questionnaires and lengthy compliance checks that eat up all the time from you project programme, not to mention your sanity. The frameworks we're appointed on are fast, efficient and most of all easy. That's not to say you shouldn't still do your research on the providers but you'll know that those appointed are the best in class.

These frameworks are all OJEU compliant so have already undertaken the costly and time-consuming OJEU process so you don't have to and you can rest assured that you'll receive best value in quality and price.

Best of all, you have dedicated support from teams that manage the frameworks as well as the contractors team.

Other benefits depending on the framework include;

  • Choice of contract
  • Standard pricing
  • Appointed companies measured on KPI's
  • Social value alignment
  • Dedicated independent support
  • Regional departments
Whether you're looking to procure modular homes, modular schools or modular offices and commercial spaces, we're sure to have the right route for you.

What modular building frameworks are you appointed on?

As with anything, all frameworks are different and there are plenty of them coming into play now which is why we have created this article. M-AR have been very strategic in the frameworks we're a part of and look at which ones can offer you the most flexibility in what you need, add the most value to you and also provide the least friction in the process. Currently, we are accessible through 5 frameworks:

LHC CCS CHIC logo Procure Plus offsite modular housing logo


LHC Regional map - Modular frameworks

The above frameworks cover a combination of different sectors and building types so there will always be a way for you to procure us through these routes.

What types of modular buildings can we procure through these frameworks?

These frameworks offer you the ability to procure many different types of buildings from homes to offices with various off-site construction systems but as we're talking about modular systems, let's have a look at what workstreams you could procure your modular projects through, with us:

LHC's MB2 framework 
Workstream 1 - Lots 2 & 3 - Permanent Modular Buildings

LHC's NH2 framework 
Workstream 1 - Volumetric (modular) - Housing, apartments and room on a roof
Workstream 4 - Turnkey - Housing/Apartments, room on roof and mixed developments - Above and below 25 units.

CCS RM6014 framework
Lot 6 - Hire of non-educational (temporary accommodation)

CHIC housing Programme
Lot 2 - Turnkey - Housing/Apartments/Flat/Bungalows - Full site services

Procure Plus - Offsite Manufacture & Construction of Housing Framework
For the Design, off-site manufacture and construction of turnkey housing

So in summary, as you can see, we are able to provide a wide range of residential, educational and commercial solutions as well as temporary accommodation.

For detailed break downs on the specifics, there are downloadable guides and further information including which companies are appointed by visiting their websites linked above.

Direct award or mini competition

Time not on your side? You can direct award with us. Speak to one of our dedicated team for detailed information and help choosing the right route for your needs.

By going through a direct award you can cut the procurement time by about 4-6 weeks.

Mini-competitions are an option on all of the frameworks except CHIC so you can choose what suits you best

We are also the sole provider in Lot 2 of the CHIC programme so speed is the only option!

Quality Assurance

We pride ourselves in the quality of our work and have passed rigorous testing, not only through our ISO accreditation's (9001, 14001 & 45001), BOPAS and Premier guarantee but have also been audited by the framework providers to ensure we have what it takes to deliver the homes you need. 

All our products come with a 12-months defect promise, giving you the peace of mind that in the rare occasion a defect occurs, we will attend to rectify it at no cost to you.

Always make sure you procure with confidence!