Published: 4th Jun 2019

Housing developers Places for People has signed a deal with modular housebuilder ilke Homes for 750 modular homes. ilke’s factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire will send 500 homes to sites Places for People already owns and 250 will be reserved for future affordable housing schemes. It’s a boost for the newly-formed ilke, whose factory opened in 2018 and has the capacity to build over 2000 modular homes a year. Their homes are constructed in half the time it would normally take and they say their factory generates around 90% less on-site waste and 80% improvement in man-hour productivity. The homes are using light gauge steel and can be clad in traditional brick making it look like a normal house. Minister of State for Housing, Kit Malthouse said it was ‘excellent news’ for the emerging sector. ‘Today’s announcement supports our urgent mission to deliver more, better and faster home construction to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)