State of MMC delivery in social housing report

20 May 2024

Modern methods of construction (MMC) are vital tools to build high quality, sustainable homes for those who need them.  

The National Housing Federation and Building Better have surveyed 57 housing associations developing new homes to establish the extent of MMC use in the social housing sector. The intention for the survey is to build a national picture of the scale and ambition of MMC use across the social housing sector on an annual basis.  

The results show a positive view of MMC by the majority of respondents, with just 4% saying their organisations are against using offsite construction.

 Key findings

  • 5,276 homes were completed, and 6,667 homes were started using MMC in 2022/23.
  • 51% of respondents expect to use more MMC by 2028.
  • Just 4% of respondents said that their organisations are against using MMC.
  • The biggest benefit to respondents of using MMC is environmental sustainability. The biggest barrier to MMC is supplier vulnerability.
  • The appetite for MMC homes by 2028 could be as high as 107,000.

The state of MMC delivery in social housing survey will run every year. Our next survey will open in summer 2024.  

Who to speak to

Trina Chakravarti, Director of Building Better