03-05 March 2020 / ExCeL, London
Tue & Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thu 10:00 – 16:00

Ready for Futurebuild

11 Jan 2019

Ready for Futurebuild

Chris Holleron, Group Product Manager – Housing, Hadley Group

2018 was an exciting year for us with the acquisition of EWS Manufacturing and taking complete ownership of Hadley Steel Framing. The latter is particularly relevant for our upcoming participation at Futurebuild and the exhibition’s timing couldn’t be better for us as it presents the perfect opportunity to showcase our vast capabilities working with light guage steel framing.

Our focus at Futurebuild 2019 will be on our range of high quality, light gauge galvanised steel structural framing systems and their wide range of applications across the world of construction. These pre-panelised standalone steel frame structures offer a lighter, easier to erect alternative to concrete primary frames making them ideal for use in medium rise buildings across the health, education, residential, leisure, commercial and retail sectors.

It’s clear that the use of light guage steel profiles can help speed up a build. Like so many in the sector, we’re fascinated to see whether the major housing developers will switch to more modern methods of construction in an effort to improve the supply of housing across the UK. At a time when the country is in desperate need of new homes, this is an approach that has been lauded as a potential solution, but the industry remains relatively slow to adopt it. This is understandable considering the dearth of experience and expertise that inevitably lies behind new practices.

We are heading to Futurebuild 2019 to get a better understanding of what’s stopping the industry from going even further with the adoption of modern methods of construction, and to be armed with the knowledge that will help address this challenge. 

As well as a large stand in the Offsite Hub, the Hadley Way which runs throughout the exhibition, traces our company’s development as we shape the future in metal, with a particular emphasis on sustainability.


Expanding on our ability to provide full product development we will also host a masterclass in the Explore Offsite Seminar Theatre, entitled: ‘Tell us what you want to see developed’. The seminar will highlight how the combination of our innovative technologies and precision engineering can change the way that offsite construction is delivered. The session will focus on how we develop new products, prototype them in short runs, test them and then manufacture in volume across a number of industries, but with a particular focus on the world of offsite manufacturing.

It is clear that the construction industry is full of innovative ideas. In fact, innovation is a characteristic that defines so many within the sector. The world of offsite construction continues to evolve at a rapid rate and is being led by people in the sector who are willing to think outside the box. At Hadley Group, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide innovative solutions to complex problems.

When we look back on some of the major trends to emerge over the past twelve months, it is clear that new innovation has been at the forefront of change. One of the most notable of these is the application of augmented and virtual reality to the construction site. Just a few years ago this idea seemed farfetched, but we’re already beginning to see the government invest in such technologies. We hope that the new Core Innovation Hub at Futurebuild 2019 will help further transform the face of UK construction and support the development of more technologies including augmented and virtual reality.

An event like Futurebuild is the perfect platform to see the impact of these trends for yourself. The exhibition occupies a unique space within the world of construction events, bringing together companies that are achieving excellence across a number of modern-minded industries.

More than any other show, Futurebuild helps to showcase what the face of construction might look like in the future. It’s an event that’s truly interested in what the future looks like and wants to help the industry as it drives towards a number of major technological breakthroughs. As a result, we expect that both exhibitors and visitors to Futuerbuild 2019 will be amongst some of the most creative in the sector.

For more information about Hadley Group, please visit: www.hadleygroup.com 

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