Founded in 1938, MPBA play a key role in connecting all sectors of the modular and portable building industry together. By becoming a member you will be joining an association with many other professionals, this will open the door to various opportunities and add significant value to your company.

What MPBA has achieved

  • Recognised Trade Association for the Modular Industry
  • Provided a Generic Scheme for EPC’s relating to existing buildings. (Government Approved)
  • Created the British Research Establishment (BRE) Reducing Waste Form and assisted in the relevant document. (Sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry - DTI)
  • One-to-one close relationship, working alongside the Local Authority of Trade and Industry (LABC) and the Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors (ACAI’s) to keep them up to speed with appropriate regulations
  • One-to-one liaisons with key people in the Health Authorities and Education Authorities maintaining high profile for the benefits of Modular
  • Organised Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Cards bespoke for the industry
  • Work alongside the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) to provide an Electrical Training Scheme for members
  • Regularly exhibit at Local Authority Building Control (LABC) conferences, Ecobuild, education exhibitions and the Westminster Forum
  • Regularly write editorials for key journals
  • Written and received Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approval for a Guidance Document for Loading & Unloading
  • Succeeded in  developing Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Cards for the Industry Sector
  • Have Assessors in place within the industry sector for new CSCS Card requirements.  Funded by Cskills through the MPBA
  • Work alongside HSE on regulation relating to Welfare Unit 
  • MPBA will be writing Guidance Document Energy and Part L (Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) requested for everyone to understand the rules) following the new regulation announcement
  • Writing Guidance Notes for Use of Temporary Accommodation on Construction Sites. (Carbon Trust Forum)
  • Upskilling Programme for NVQ level 2 bespoke training for the industry. Funded by Cskills and written by the MPBA and members. This scheme will be grant aided for levy payers
  • Researching and investigating of CS cards for management level of the industry sector
  • Anticipating a change to incorporate Modular Buildings in the iSBEM Software due to new regulations
  • Offering an online EPC Scheme on announcement of the new regulations
  • MPBA Business Shield– Health & Safety and Employment Law Support. This involved the following:

A free Health & Safety and Employment Law service for all members

MPBA Business Shield provides:

  • Health & Safety and Employment Law telephone helpline
  • Online MPBA exclusive members area
  • Extensive online database of Health & Safety and Employment Law documentation
  • Online ‘Ask The Expert’ service
  • Health & Safety and Employment Law legislation update seminars
  • Exclusive option to upgrade to Business Shield Plus at heavily discounted rates