- They’re cheaper then tradition builds, yet higher quality. Prices start at £25,000, which is 11% of the UK’s average house price.
- They can be built quicker – modular homes can be built in three days whereas the average traditional build takes 32 weeks. This would make the governments housing goal by 2025, easier to achieve.
- Poor weather can’t hamper construction as the buildings are manufactured inside factories. This also reduces the number of days that work can’t place due to rain or snow.
- As modular homes are manufactured on a production line, workers only need to be semi-skilled,which not only makes the job more accessible but will also help overcome the current declining workforce in construction.
With 1.2 million households currently on the housing waiting list, modular housing could offer a quick-fix by providing good-quality accommodation at a faster rate, and all whilst reducing government costs.
The Decline of House Building Since the 1970s