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29th Apr 2018

‘Flat-Pack’ Houses Could Be On The Way To Dublin

Darragh Berry

Leading UK Property Development group, Urban Splash, has said that their model would be a “game changer” for the country’s housing shortage. 

Speaking at the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Proptech and Smart Construction Conference in Dublin last week, Senior Development Manager for the company, Adam Willetts said that his company is offering a service of factory made homes built to the highest spec – and that Ireland should start considering buying houses of this type. 

They are simply designed by owners and dropped into position on site and are being described as “box-fresh houses from factory to site in three easy steps”.

The Irish Times heard that there first development was in Liverpool’s Concert Square and since then, they have gone from strength to strength, delivering 5,000 residential homes.

The idea came about “partly because of the financial crisis, partly because [at that time] 64% of buyers didn’t even consider new build housing and partly because we saw how much people enjoyed Grand Designs. 

“And we noticed that terrace housing works very well as well. Most of our cities are terraced yet very few developers are building them.

“The choice [of size] is yours.”

Your “ultimate factory home” could be a two-story house at 1,000sq ft unit (93sq m) that would cost you €320,385, or a three-story 1,500sq ft (139sq m) for €394,740.

You can find more information about the company here.

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