Sector - Sustainability
Modular homes completed in Northamptonshire
Four new modular homes have been completed in just 34 days in London’s first commuter village.
The modular homes compromise a new development which will feature energy efficient housing that can be constructed much faster than traditional brick houses. The components are constructed in a factory and assembled using manual lifting which reduces building times.
The 134sqm houses feature Etopia’s E-smart technology meaning residents can control blinds, heating, and lighting, Geostore systems that store heat from the earth, and energy batteries to store electricity. The homes have a u-value, measuring thermal efficiency, of 0.13 compared to the average 0.16 score of a well-insulated brick building.
CEO of Project Etopia Joseph Daniels said: “These homes have shot out of the ground. It’s an immensely proud moment because these are the first non-demonstration homes that we have built and they were ahead of schedule and on budget.”
“They’re a wonderful example of how modular building will provide luxury, desirable homes for everyone with cost, labour and time savings keeping prices at an affordable level. Throughout the build local residents have been remarking how they’d return from work and be amazed by how much progress had been made in just a day. Development of the remaining 43 units will follow rapidly behind.”
“The housing crisis is keeping many trapped in a cycle of renting, and only by rapidly accelerating house-building can policy-makers ensure this changes. These homes are the solution to that problem and the future of housebuilding in Britain.”
The finished development at Priors Hall Park will include 31 homes and six apartments. Groundwork began at the end of last year after Etopia purchased the site from Electric Corby.
The project was one of five chosen for funding from the Building for 2050 fund from the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. Project Etopia provides eco-friendly and energy efficient modular buildings with energy storing technology that can be built quickly and cheaply.
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