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The Government have set a target of providing one million new homes by 2020 (according to the Sunday Telegraph) and have indicated that there is a key role for new ‘prefabricated’ homes. Having worked with a Modular Housing company for the past year (Prime Structures), we have been in a unique position to understand and see the benefits of this type of housing infrastructure.
There are a number of key benefits to the Government in choosing to go modular:
1, More Energy Efficient – Tighter homes, less air infiltration and advanced energy efficiency.
2, Stronger Homes – 20% more material in modular constructions
3, Cost – The manufacture cost less than standard housing.
4, Better Quality Construction – due to being factory built, as oppose to on-site, with more access to better tools.
5, No Weather Problems - Built in a factory so no weather delays or damage caused by adverse weather conditions.
6, A Guaranteed Price – With there being no delays, a price can be guaranteed at the start of a project.
7, Shorter Build Time – Reduced waste and faster completion, can be ready in 15 days.
With the Government pledging a £3bn Home Building Fund and an initial 25,000 new homes to be built, there clearly needs to be a shift in thinking. With modular houses being environmentally friendly, cheap and now being produced to a clearly high standard, modular or ‘prefabricated’ housing really is a genuine long term solution.
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Mark Gregory is the founder and managing director of Unleash & Engage