Site-ready homes are or their way to Rotherham

Published Monday, 4th February 2019
Housing news
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A dozen site-ready bungalows will be making their way to Rotherham as part of an exciting new pilot project approved by Rotherham Council today.

Designed for older residents and people with additional needs, the bungalows are built using alternative modern methods of construction. These include elements being erected from factory made frames, panels or sections to whole buildings being lowered onto site.

Benefits of modern methods of construction are speed – up to 50 per cent faster than traditional builds and minimal impact and disruption, with typically 80 per cent of the construction work taking place off-site.

Construction is planned to start in July with homes available for people to move into before Christmas.

Eight of the new homes will be delivered to Symonds Avenue, Rawmarsh and two each in Hounsfield Crescent, and Housefield Road, East Herringthorpe.

Cllr Dominic Beck, Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “The housing industry is recognising the potential offsite manufacturing holds for the housing market.

“As a modern and efficient council we want to ensure we look at all possible options to deliver inspiring, energy-efficient homes for families across the borough. Our mission is to build better homes and build them in a better way.”

The project is part of the Council’s Housing Strategy to see 900 new homes built in the borough.