House market: Modular homes could be the future of the British construction industry | Property | Life & Style

It also wants councils to set their own design quality standards and use virtual reality technology to win round communities and end “not in my backyard” attitudes. It certainly looks like factory-built modular homes could be the future for the British construction industry, which is experiencing a slow but steady growth in the number of companies delivering pre-built modular housing. Newly launched ILKE Homes aims to deliver 2,000 precision-engineered modular houses and low-rise flats to the UK market every year after recently setting up a factory in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Its…

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Bungalows are set to be the coolest living places of the future | Property | Life & Style

But now a majority of those living on the Excalibur Estate in Catford, south east London, have agreed they are not fit for 21st century living.  Just six of the prefabs will be preserved, along with the pre-fabricated St Mark’s Church, thanks to their Grade II listing.  Existing residents will be offered the opportunity to be rehoused and the 371 new properties – 60 per cent affordable housing – will go on sale from £320,000 for a one-bedroom low-rise flat (0333 003 3738; excaliburse6.co.uk). Catford is one of London’s most…

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