Factory built homes could be the answer to county’s housing crisis
The timber modular homes, which can be erected in days, also require 90% less heating meaning they could also help to eliminate fuel poverty.
Plans to tackle the homelessness crisis, social housing shortage and help eliminate fuel poverty using modular homes have been unveiled.
The timber paneled dwelling, showcased by Cartrefi Conwy Maes at the National Eisteddfod this week, are built in a factory and then can be erected on site within five – eight days.
The buildings use high performance insulation, meaning the homes will require 90% less heating.
Made in Anglesey under a licence by Creating Enterprise, a subsidiary of Cartrefi Conwy, it is hoped the houses can be built quickly and cheaply to bring much needed social housing to North Wales.
Gwynne Jones, managing director of Cartrefi Conwy, said: “What we are doing as part of our programme is we need to develop just over 400 homes in the next four years to create more homes for people.
“We have our own company, Creating Enterprise, which has set up a factory in Holyhead to create these homes. They could eliminate fuel poverty for our tenants. But it could be designed for a one off home. It is a timber frame building but it’s highly insulated.