As offsite methods of construction become increasingly popular with volume housebuilders, PRS developers and investors, light gauge steel superstructure manufacturer Fusion Building Systems has achieved approval of its patented panelised system from Premier Guarantee.
Following an established assessment process which took place over the past few months, the Fusion team was able to prove the quality of its design, engineering, manufacturing and installation processes in order to meet the high standards required for Premier Guarantee's approval.
With this endorsement in place, Fusion's system is now approved for use by over 2,000 Premier Guarantee registered developers and builders throughout the UK. The offsite manufacturer will also be able to provide assurance to Premier's clients and lenders that its products are approved to perform to a consistently high standard and remain durable for a minimum of 60 years.
Robert Clark, Head of Business Development at Fusion, said: "Having the Premier Guarantee stamp of approval for our system provides further proof to the industry that we're building a quality product. We're already working with Premier Guarantee on Crest Nicholson's flagship Gloucester Quays development - and as more housebuilders explore the potential for offsite solutions, we look forward to working with Premier to promote our system as a quality, sustainable product."
Fusion is an established offsite manufacturing business, having built more than 3,000 homes for the private residential market over the past 20 years. Its system is already approved under other industry-recognised schemes and now with the addition of Premier Guarantee's approval, it will be able to market itself to an even wider base of potential customers.
Alexis Stickley, Research & Development Manager at Premier Guarantee, added: "Fusion Building Systems is both experienced and pioneering in its approach to offsite manufacturing. Through our assessment we could see how every detail from concept and design, to onsite installation was delivered by highly-skilled personnel, using state-of-the-art technology and precision engineering techniques.
"Offsite manufacturing has a significant role to play in UK housebuilding. We're delighted to have Fusion on board and look forward to working with them, moving this industry forward and building a future which has quality at its core."