News and views from the Wernick Group Blog

This is a forum to share our thoughts on the many topics related to offsite construction and portable building hire, and more importantly, to provide you with the opportunity to engage in a discussion.

An Education in Modular Buildings

With space presently at a premium within UK schools, and pupil numbers forecasted to increase over the coming years, many schools are finding themselves in need of a fast, cost-effective solution to their space issues. Offering up to 50% reductions…

BattleBack Fund helps Paralympic Athletes Reach their Goals

This year, Britain’s Paralympians excelled themselves at the 2016 Games in Rio. The team brought home a record breaking 131 medals, massively exceeding their goal of beating the total from London 2012. It is in the aftermath of such events…

Why Choose a Career in Construction?

I feel I should start by saying that this won’t be a blog so much as a sales pitch. I initially wanted to elaborate further on how construction needs to attract young and talented people to the industry, and how…

Our Manufacturing Site Achieves ISO 14001 Certification

I am pleased to announce that Wernick’s main manufacturing site has been awarded the ISO 14001 accreditation, and has been FSC certified for chain of custody. As you’ll have seen on this blog before, we at Wernick are rather committed…

The Circular Economy

In this post I would like to talk about an idea that is steadily gaining traction and support from companies trying to combat waste; that of a circular economy. The idea is very straightforward. It argues current systems of production…

A Farewell to Nidum Works, Neath, and Newts

In 1989 my father, Lionel Wernick, negotiated the purchase of rival modular company, Swiftplan buildings. Swiftplan, unlike the Wernick Group at that time, specialised in the manufacture of steel framed and steel clad modular buildings. This acquisition heralded significant changes…

The Skills Gap

Hello everyone, and welcome to my first blog of 2015. I hope you have all had an enjoyable New Year, and are looking forward to what the year will bring. For my new blog, I thought I’d give my views…

Modular Myths

Welcome to my first post on our new Group website. I hope you all like it, and that you find all the information you need here to approach any modular building project with confidence. For my first post I’m going…

Reflections on our 80th Anniversary

Wernick Group Historical Photo

In 1934 my Grandfather, Samuel Wernick, started a small shed-building business in the family back garden and, with the help of his family and supported by an incredibly loyal workforce, succeeded in creating a Company that was and is the…

Battle Back

As I said in my previous blog post, the spectacle of the Olympics seems to be easily overshadowed these days, and this year the Paralympic Games in particular now have to contend with an escalating global situation forming around the…