Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust/ModPods

Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) is the housebuilding arm of Birmingham City Council who had identified a small area of disused land on Heaton Street in Hockley, that was ideal for development.

Factory-built modular housing specialist, ModPods International was approached to develop a solution that would best utilise the space. A ‘Type E’ ModPod was selected from the range of six standard designs and tailored to the exact requirements.

We needed a product that was not only attractive but also practical.

Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust/ModPods

As part of the design of the bathroom and kitchen areas, ModPods International selected Fibo’s waterproof wall panel system as an alternative to ceramic tiles. Chosen for the simplicity and speed of the install as the large format panels can be fixed directly to the wall structure, creating a waterproof and resilient surface.

A further factor was the need for a robust system that would remove the possibility of damage during the transport and placement of the modules on site. Traditional tiled walls can crack as a result of the pods being moved and therefore, may require time-consuming remedial work once they are in place.

Customer review

We needed a product that was not only attractive but also practical. The Fibo system fitted well with the design that we were developing for BMHT and was well suited to the volumetric modular manufacturing process. It was straightforward to incorporate the system into the production process as the panels are simple and quick to install and we were confident that there would be no post-delivery issues, which was a possibility with traditional ceramic tiles.


  • Simplicity
  • Speed of install
  • Stability during transport


  • Crystal White Silk
  • Denver White


Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust/ModPods