Not unlike the U.S., the United Kingdom is the midst of a housing crisis, due in part to rising housing costs and lack of skilled construction workers. Willerby Innovations believes they have the answer.
The firm is touting their sustainable modular home, known as the “urban bungalow,” as completely constructed in the factory and can be built in a day for about £60,000 ($75,432 USD).
“The urban bungalow can help the government hit its targets while providing jobs locally,” said Phil Parks, lead commercial manager at Willerby Innovations.
“The latest government initiatives continue to focus heavily on long-term goals including its ambitious target to build one million new homes by 2020. But even with initiatives in place to help housing associations and developers build more homes, it still doesn’t address today’s pressure on local authorities to meet the immediate social needs. Action needs to be taken now.”
According to the UK Mirror, there are more than 72,000 families living in temporary accommodation, including disabled or elderly residents struggling to live in high-rise buildings, with their caregivers forced into bed and breakfast accommodations.
“There are thousands of people at risk of homelessness in the UK with this predicated to rise sharply creating a growing demand for housing from the elderly, the vulnerable and the temporary homeless,” said Parks.
The homes come with the option of furniture already included, have a large kitchen, living and dining room as well as a family-sized bathroom and are built to last 60 years.
The Daily Business News has covered the U.K. housing crisis, and potential solutions extensively, including the Farmer Review, which called prefab housing the “true way forward.” That story is linked here. ##
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Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.