Published: 27th Aug 2020

Four new contemporary homes have been lifted into position in Sheffield for what could be the beginning of a series of modular homes available for affordable rent across the city. The modular homes have been precision engineered in a quality controlled factory environment in Yorkshire using a light gauge steel frame. They will look and feel like a traditionally built house, with a brick exterior and a pitched roof. Provided as part of the council’s ambitious Stock Increase Programme, targeted at delivering 3,100 additional new council homes by 2029, this small-scale scheme will test what’s called ‘Modern Methods of Construction’ (MMC) and the council will be assessing how these new homes fare. Each home is a four-bedroomed family house built on Knutton Crescent at Parson Cross, an area where there is an identified need for this type of affordable home. Using MMC brings advantages in terms of speed of delivery, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)