Modular building specialist, Wernick Buildings and ourselves are in the early stages of building eight new modular homes for Sarn and Tondu, after being awarded funding from the Welsh Government late last year.
Construction has already taken place within the factory at Kenfig Industrial Estate and can take as little as three weeks to fully build each home before being transported to its final location for installation.
The modular homes will be made up of individual factory-built modules, complete with fitted appliances, heating and electrics, which will then be delivered and combined on-site to form a complete house.
Compared to traditional construction methods, modular homes can be delivered up to 50% faster, reducing costs and environmental impacts.
Funding for these homes was made available through the Innovative Housing Programme which aims to help inform Welsh Government, Housing Associations and Local Authorities about the type of homes it should support in the future. The project will contribute to the 20,000 affordable homes target set by the Welsh Government.
Minister for Housing and Regeneration Rebecca Evans said, “Valleys to Coast is clearly ambitious to build the homes of the future, using modern methods of construction. We are committed to supporting projects like this, which are innovative and creative in their approach, and I was delighted to get a close up to look at the modules being put together.”
Councillor Patel, the Cabinet Member for Housing said, “Our longstanding partnership with Valleys To Coast Housing has been hugely productive in providing local communities with high-quality homes, and I am sure that the new modular units will prove to be another big success.”