Timelapse video shows installation of modular houses
26 October 2017
The two-minute film shows the installation work from early June 2017, when the four two-bedroom homes, which were constructed in a factory, were transported by lorry to the site in Gordon Road, Telford, up until their official opening last month.
David Hall, Head of property at the Trust, said: “With a housing shortage, both locally and nationally, the Trust commissioned the installation of these modular buildings to demonstrate innovation in tackling the problem. We’re really proud of this development and I think this timelapse video gives a great insight into how modular houses can be installed efficiently, while maintaining the quality you get with traditional houses.”
Modular homes are up to 70% quicker to both build and install than a traditional house, but they also have a 60-year life cycle, similar to that of traditional bricks and mortar buildings, as well as insurance backed warranty.
The installation of the modular homes has been funded by £360,000 from the Trust, and a grant of £120,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency. They are part of the wider development of affordable housing at the Gordon Road site also funded by the Trust and further grant from the HCA.