Modular solutions to the chronic housing shortage have been a major theme on Buildingtalk in 2016. Below we offer a time-lapse video that shows how a development can be progressed from foundations to a 3 storey building in just 2 weeks.
Buildingtalk supported the Explore Offsite in the Housing Sector event back in March. This major event for the housing sector brought together technology leaders to discuss the growing opportunities that the housing shortage presents for offsite construction solutions. Explore Offsite will be at Ecobuild 7-9 March 2017 at Excel London.
Earlier in the year Buildingtalk visited the Y:Cube affordable housing development by the YMCA in Mitcham, south London, that demonstrated how homes can be built in the capital for around £50k. This was a new ‘not-for-profit’ model for house building that could be replicated throughout the UK.
2016 ended with a major announcement about a £2.5bn joint venture with China to build affordable modular homes in UK. Your Housing Group, that currently manages 33,000 affordable UK homes, alongside the Welink Group, a renewable energy company, are to partner with China National Building Material Company.
Our Video of the Week shows how modern methods of construction enabled Pocket Living to build faster and more efficiently. The time-lapse video shows how the Mountearl Gardens development in Streatham Hill, London was transformed from foundations to a 3 storey building in just 2 weeks. It was also less disruptive for local residents with 60% fewer truck rolls and 90% less waste.
The BBC DIY SOS Grenfell special has featured Structura UK’s help in delivering a new Community Centre and a replacement Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Cladding, Facades, news, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls
When Powys County Council started receiving complaints about the tiles in the bathroom, it chose Fibo bathroom wall panels to replace the tiles.Posted in Articles, Bathrooms & Toilets, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Interior Design & Construction, Walls
Buildings for education certainly have particularly stringent design requirements, something which this article from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions looks at…Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Ceilings, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation
Abet Laminati have played a part in DIY SOS Grenfell project’s to build the replacement Dale Youth Boxing Club and new Community Centre.Posted in Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Case Studies, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation