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Six modular homes installed at Chase Farm, Gedling

11 December 2018

British modular homes specialist, ilke Homes and the UK’s leading partnership home builder, Keepmoat Homes, announced the installation of six new modular homes at the Chase Farm development, Gedling. Built and installed at a rate of six modules per day by ilke Homes, the three-bedroom houses start from £180,950.

Over 7,250 new houses are set to be built in Gedling over the next ten years* under the local development plan. ilke Homes works with housing associations, local authorities, registered providers, and developers to customise homes to suit every type of development.

The company is pioneering new solutions to support its development partners and bring additional capacity to the housebuilding sector. Using the latest precision engineering techniques, ilke Homes is creating high quality, design-led homes that debunk misconceptions about modular housing and provide the same specifications, space and aesthetics as traditional builds.

The houses were built off-site by ilke Homes before being transported fully finished to Chase Farm on the outskirts of Nottingham. With 15 house types available, the Dalby house design was selected by Keepmoat Homes. The house design boasts an open plan kitchen and dining area designed with flexible, modern living in mind. French doors lead out on to the garden to allow light to flood into the house.

Keepmoat Homes’ Chase Farm development is a partnership between the developer, Homes England and Gedling Borough Council. Once complete, Chase Farm will consist of over 1,000 homes and a range of local amenities, including a new primary school, health centre, local shops and public open space.

Björn Conway, CEO at ilke Homes, comments: “Chase Farm will deliver much-needed family homes to the Gedling area and we are very proud to be involved in this development with Keepmoat Homes. Thanks to Government support and the increased appetite amongst housebuilders, modular housing will play a greater role in tackling the UK’s housing shortage. Without looking to modern methods of construction, such as modular housing, housing demand and targets simply cannot be met.”

James Thomson, CEO at Keepmoat Homes, says: “As the UK’s leading partnership home builder, we are focused firmly on delivering the much needed new homes the country requires. We are looking to deliver over 4,000 homes this year and expect to use ilke Homes to deliver 10% of these. We are proud to partner with ilke Homes and to be a leader in the use of modern methods of construction.”

Gedling Borough Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth, Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration adds: “This is a great example of how modern technology and engineering can speed up the delivery of much needed new homes. We were shown around the new properties and they looked no different to conventional builds and they’re very energy efficiency, which we welcome.”

Lucy Blasdale, Head of Land at Homes England, said: “Homes England supports MMC as a means of increasing building productivity and improving energy efficiency. We are encouraging our partners to utilise this element as it accelerates the pace and delivery of new homes.

“We are supporting the scheme and are working with industry leaders to build confidence in MMC, which has the potential to increase the supply of homes and change the future of housing.”

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