Connex Offsite is a bathroom pod manufacturer based in a brand new factory in Newry, Northern Ireland and is part of a larger group of companies specialising in Construction, Engineering, Waste Management and Robotics.
Bathroom pods in recent years have revolutionised traditional construction methods and are now widely used in student accommodation, social housing, hotels and Residential apartments. By using offsite-manufactured products, contractors can benefit from a range of advantages including increased efficiencies, quality control, reduction in site management and time-saving.
Whilst the construction sector faces an anticipated 35% future growth, the training deficit in terms of skilled workers is currently running at a shortfall of 51%*. This lack of onsite skills, together with the issue of a transient workforce, which can only become more critical as Brexit progresses, has made Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) a priority for construction companies, enabling them to meet the sector demands of today and the future
Comparatively it takes six trades to supply traditional bathrooms on a large scale; using bathroom pods this reduces to one supplier. The pods consistent build quality gives the contractor the reassurance that they are supplying an unrivalled product that will meet the anticipated results for their clients.
In addition to the new 70,000 Sq ft factory, Connex Offsite has recently invested in a new Howick steel cold roll-forming machine. This has made steel framing possible, in favour of the more cumbersome and heavy welded box sections. The big advantage of this process is sizeable weight reduction and the ability to apply more flexibitily in design without any loss of structural integrity.
Main contractors who secure their orders before April 2019, regardless of the un-certainty that overshadows Brexit, can secure their cost and programme for the length of the scheme.
Bathroom pods are completely bespoke in design and specification to each project. Connex offer the service of producing Prototypes for the approval of the client before entering into mass manufacturing.
Our highly skilled team come together to offer a vast array of experience in construction, project management, design and delivery. Whatever the scheme, large or small, all projects are handled personally with the same team from start to finish.
For further information, please contact us on 02830 800088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*All facts and figures from RCIS website