The success and appeal of volumetric module manufacture rests in the repeatability of units and design.

Volumetric modular units are large building elements that can be linked together to form complete buildings without the need for an additional superstructure.  Modules can be steel or timber-based and are pre-fitted with electrics, plumbing, heating, doors, windows and internal finishes. They are commissioned prior to leaving the factory, ensuring that defects are minimized, and quality control is high. The units are then transported to the site and carefully craned into position on prepared foundations.

Assembling Volumetric Modules

By assembling volumetric modules in a precision-controlled factory environment, the production line techniques that drive module assembly bring the speed of delivery, quality of product and a dramatic improvement in productivity. The external façade, claddings and roof treatments are usually installed onsite.They facilitate quick construction and can help to overcome labour or material shortages, as well as drive quality or build volumes.

Although module selection can be significantly influenced by transportation dimensions and shipping distances between the manufacturing facility and the construction site, modules are easily transported to virtually any site conditions. Volumetric units are suitable for any building sector but are particularly popular in the education, healthcare and student accommodation sectors. Applications also include commercial offices, hotels and MEP plant room solutions.


Against the backdrop of COVID-19, investment in both lab and manufacturing space is continuing to soar as the industry seeks to support both new product development and ‘business as usual’ projects.

Providing a construction management service, combined with the additional attributes you would expect from an experienced multidisciplinary contractor, we offer all the project controls, risk management and reporting to meet each client’s bespoke needs. This is enhanced by our contractor’s eye for detail and constructability, while maintaining strong delivery relationships with key supply chain specialists in the sector.

The Cashman Group operate within other sectors including Commercial & Industrial, Fit Outs and Retail.

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