We should learn from Europeans
PREFAB Houses, nowadays better known as flatpack/timberframe, have been extensively used in Europe for decades.
There is another series of TV programmes called My Flatpack Home which demonstrates the speed that timber frame units can be built.
Kevin McCloud, and Tommy Walsh both have had TV programmes about this better and quicker way to build houses.
Somehow this highly suitable and reputable form of construction is almost considered in Britain as being nasty, cheap and uncivilised.
What do the British know that the Europeans don't?
One reason I suspect is due to the insurance companies who imagine that if it hasn't got brick or imitation stone external facing, it isn't any good?
The other is the excess profit I understand the volume housebuilders make using masonry throughout..
So how do the Europeans manage it? They do somehow, and, judging by lack of reports , don't have our size of housing crisis
And for them, timber clad timber framed houses are the answer.
The sites in Hanham that Councillor Stone has visited sound very interesting indeed but surely costing £160,000 not £16,000? Even then that would be somewhat below prices for those built in the traditionalBritish slow, plodding way, with masonry external walls prone to delay in construction from adverse weather.
No wonder we have a never-ending crisis! The Europeans must laugh at us!