One of Britain’s leading home builders is prefabricate a quarter of its homes in factories, and recently construction has tried to tackle the housing shortage.
Berkeley Homes, which builds 4,000 Homes a year, plans to build a factory in Kent next year, and builders will produce 1,000 Homes and apartments each year, and then move it to the site.
Another company, nHouse, is building a factory in peterborough that can build 400 homes a year, with lights, bathrooms, bookshelves and kitchens. Production is expected to begin in January.
It claims to be able to build a house within 20 days and then erect it within half a day. Several other developers, including Legal and General and Urban Splash, have also launched prefabricated household units.
The shortage of skilled construction workers, due to the ageing of the workforce and the exodus of people from brexit, is one of the reasons for the resurgence of large Numbers of houses since the end of world war ii.
The government has set a goal of building 300,000 units per year in the middle of next decade. Despite the recent increase in activity, the most recent annual figure is 190,000.
A Berkeley spokesman said: “we have acquired a 10-acre brown lot from the family and community institutions and built a modular housing plant in Ebbsfleet in Kent. That would likely deliver 1,000 homes a year.
“Construction of the plant can begin next year. While production speed and impact on skills and labor are important factors, our real driving force is the quality that we can achieve through modular housing. ”
The nHouse, designed by architect Richard Hywel Evans, is made of four modules made of pine boards that are transported on the back of the van and then cut and connected to the original service on site. Its built-in features include solar panels, robotic vacuum cleaners, and even drone landing stations – looking forward to air delivery time.
A three-bed house is for sale to developers or individual owners from 170,000 to 185,000, which is similar to the standard house price established using a wet trade.
NHouse director Nick darfur ford (Nick Fulford) believe that 100 workers working in indoor production line rather than at the construction site of the muddy construction site, the house will encounter fewer obstacles.