Some of the design team at Horizon Offsite, experts in the offsite construction of buildings using light gauge steel (LGS), recently turned their design talents to something a bit different… a car!


Speaking to LGS Design Technician Ciaran Curtin about the project, he explained that Howick Ltd. (the company that manufactures the roll former Horizon Offsite uses) occasionally post their clients’ custom creations on the LinkedIn company page and this inspired the Horizon Offsite team to design a car of their own (photographed).

In fact, Ciaran and the team also designed a fake ‘engine’ to be placed inside the front of the car.


This creative endeavour involved every panel being manually customised by Ciaran to get the correct shape.

Significantly, this shows how well Vertex can be pushed for more complex shapes.

The car was then assembled in the Horizon Offsite facility by the team. Of course, this project was done in parallel to the regular work of the factory so as to not affect output.

What’s next?

In the future, the designers at Horizon Offsite may design other show pieces to really showcase what the Horizon design and manufacturing team are capable of. 

So, while the designers think about what their next project might be (suggestions welcome…), the more pressing question is what to do with their ‘car’ creation? They are currently considering auctioning the show piece to raise money for a local charity.

About Horizon Offsite Ltd:

Established in 2017, the team at Horizon Offsite have decades of combined experience pioneering non-traditional or modern methods of construction (MMC). The company currently employs 22 people at a 35,000 sq ft. facility in Cahir, County Tipperary and is involved in projects across the private rented sector (PRS) in Ireland and the UK.