Modular building specialists, Wernick Buildings and ourselves have started to deliver eight new modular homes for Sarn and Tondu, after being awarded funding from Welsh Government.
Construction took place within the factory at Kenfig Industrial Estate and has taken as little as three weeks to fully build each home before being transported to their final location for installation which happened today.
The modular homes are made up of individual factory-built modules, complete with fitted appliances, heating and electrics, which were then 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 the 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 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.”
Darrin Davies, Director of Housing and Asset Investment at Valleys to Coast said, “Putting customers at the heart is key to what we do and building desirable homes where energy bills are low is what we believe will be best for the future. We look forward to seeing our customers benefitting from these high-quality new homes where they feel happy and safe. We’d like to thank the surrounding neighbours for their patience when preparing this site for the delivery and making this possible.”
Stuart Wilkie, Managing Director of Wernick Buildings said, “Offsite construction promises shorter programmes to higher standards and with less waste when compared to traditional construction. We have been proud to deliver on this promise and help bring Welsh innovation to local housing.”