British modular housebuilder ilke Homes has officially opened its modular housing factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. ilke Homes, which was set up as a joint venture between housebuilders Keepmoat and Elliot, aims to build 2,000 new homes a year at the factory within the next 24 months, and plans are in place to scale up to produce 5,000 homes per year in the next five years. The factory in Yorkshire uses innovative methods of construction to build eight modular homes every day and specialises in the latest off-site manufacturing techniques. The homes can then be transported to developments across the country and once on site, can be installed at a rate of six homes a day. Homes will have flexible layouts with over 100 possible variations, from two-storey terraced houses to three-storey semi-detached properties, and blocks of flats of up to four storeys. Communities secretary James Brokenshire officially opened the new 25,000m2 modular … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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