Bennett Architectural are big advocates of off-site construction strategy DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) having used it on three large projects to date.

As the Autumn 2017 Budget by the Government detailed, off-site construction is set to become more and more pivotal for large scale construction projects going forward. The construction industry takes up 53% of the entire UK emissions, methods such as DfMA can reduce this substantially.


Here are some of the benefits of Design for Manufacture and Assembly –

  • Faster project completion
  • Lower Assembly Cost
  • Higher Quality and Sustainability
  • Shorter assembly time
  • Increased reliability
  • Less accidents on-site


Bennett Architectural was the one of the first glazing companies to use DfMA when we were appointed to provide curtain walling and glazing for the Maternity and Oncology buildings at the University Hospital of North Midlands in Stoke on Trent.

Glazing was transported to main contractor Laing O’Rourke’s Explore Industrial Park in Worksop, where windows were installed into concrete panels before being installed at the hospital.

More recently, DfMA was used for the redevelopment of West Cumberland Hospital and the new Dumfries and Galloway Hospital which opened its doors in December 2017.

Bennetts starts work in early 2018 on the DfMA for New Grange Hospital in Cwmbran, South Wales, find out more Here


To find out more about how we use Design for Manufacture and Assembly, look out for our exclusive white paper coming soon.

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