Which type of housing is there a shortage of?



by Editor // in Housing


Struggling to get on the housing ladder? Looking to upsize or downsize? Is there really no housing available in our District? Let us know your experience

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  • Seems to me this business of ‘ truly’ affordable housing’needs addressing , so
    what has happened to the Modular partly homes that were muted a couple of years ago?.
    Being mostly factory pre-assembled they are much cheaper to build on-site and
    quicker I would suggest , cheaper units like that would make Brown Field sites
    more viable.
    In Spain they build Quad Apartments , 4 off upstairs and 4 downstairs all back to back with sound insulated party walls , the footprint being about the size of a 4 Bed Detached house. That’s 8 x 1 Bed Apartments or 4 x 2 Bed house options – just needs a bit of imagination on a relatively small defunct site , with
    a space for off road parking.
    Maybe £100,000 per unit , would get the young started , so truly ‘affordable’…?

  • Jimbo, like your thinking mate but….I’m not sure our little snowflakes want a “prefab” they want as a minimum a 3 bed detached and they want it NOW. That’s after spending £15k plus on a wedding and then moaning they can’t afford a deposit on a house. It’s so unfair…..🙄

    • Hiya Oz, only just spotted your ‘supportive’ post – I get your point and share your concern that we have a cosseted generation out of touch with reality. But,
      to put the record straight , we have come a long way from the Asbestos Pre-Fabs which solved the post-war housing crisis ( a genuine crisis !!! ) – what we have now is an ” affordable housing crisis “.
      There are a number of companies now that produce factory modules that meet
      the building reg’s / insulation efficient standards which when finished on site do
      look very like ‘normal’ homes. But it needs vision / innovation from RDC , sadly
      lacking as we continue to do the usual urban sprawl into the Green Belt and of
      course no Infrastructure……same, same old – Merry Xmas !!!

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