09/01 Are Prefab Boxes the Answer to Britain’s Severe Housing Shortage?

the tiniest Bert & May prefab box

the tiniest Bert & May prefab box

Britain needs to build around 250,000 new homes a year to ease the chronic housing shortage, although current figures show homebuilders are achieving just half of that. Now one company claims to have found one way to help ease the UK’s housing woes…

Bert & May Spaces, which launches its units next month at design show Decorex, will sell three types of units. The smallest will be a one-roomed box retailing for £25,000, a one-bedroom unit will be available from £75,000, while the most expensive will be the two-bedroom option at £150,000.

The boxes are made from timber, with double glazed windows and an eco-friendly green roof to lower energy costs.

Read more at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11833439/Are-prefab-boxes-the-answer-to-Britains-severe-housing-shortage.html

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Elaine Walker