buildeco was set up in 2013 to bring to the market a variety of modular eco-design based house types to meet the expanding self-build and custom-build market. House types are also provided for local authorities, housing associations and private clients in meeting their requirements. (refer to Sectors tab and Modular Housing Projects)
As a homemade home supplier we are able to offer a fully integrated end-to-end operational solution to deliver your individual home or cluster of homes, or to work in collaboration.
Basic designs have also been developed for modular educational buildings and classrooms. (refer to Sectors tab and Modular Educational Buildings)
Streamline delivery partner
Direct sales are a powerful tool for aiding growth, while reducing costs. As an innovator, buildeco intends selling houses and buildings directly to consumers. This approach differentiates us from our competitors. Using a direct sales strategy will lower costs to the consumers while contributing to profitability.
Buildeco intends to work in partnership with councils and housing associations to bring additional affordable housing onto the market for local people.
Buildeco’s definition of ‘affordable housing’
“Homes for local people unable to purchase or rent them at market prices but who meet the criteria to purchase or rent a home offered at below market prices” Audley English
Putting buildings at the heart of innovation
Flat-pack system as opposed to a volumetric solution
Why reinvent the wheel every time, this flat-pack delivery solution is that future?
We can supply volumetrically (delivering completed modular units to the site), but our preferred flat-pack assembly route has many advantages. Being the only flat-pack post-tensioned 3D building system in the world, once assembled it is stronger than its equivalent volumetric offsite structures. The walls, floors, ceiling and roof assembly are transformed into a robust 3D integrated structure when the panels are all locked together using one simple hand tool.
Further advantages of the flat-pack system are:
- Versatile range of design styles and size produced from standardized components.
- Design span achieved across a structure unsupported standard is 6m or greater.
- Flexibility and adaptability.
- Speed of assembly is fast, using one simple hand-tool.
- Easy to transport to difficult sites, by using smaller vehicles causing less disruption.
- Less transportation journeys required reducing the overall Co2 emissions.
- Use of local unskilled labour can be employed and trained.
- Panels can be manhandled on site by male or female operatives without special lifting equipment.
- Permanent or temporary, once dismountable the panels can be reconfigured to form other type of buildings.
Buildeco homes can help bring local training providers together
There are currently 236,000 people across England, Scotland, and Wales who are experiencing the worst forms of homelessness: living on the streets, in cars and tents, in shelters, or in unsuitable temporary accommodation.
New housing provision can create a local community training hub, where homeless people and residents can access a range of building skills, employment and enterprise opportunities which benefits the local economy.
Social Return On Investment, research found for every pound invested in a social enterprise, there is a £1.83 – £2.70 additional social return – mainly because they employ people who may face barriers to employment, such as veterans, people with disability, homeless people, disenchanted young and ex-offenders – so there is better social value in getting them into work,” this requires a shift in culture with cross-party support.
Modular Assisted Starter Homes
A one bedroom self assembly modular assisted starter home is currently under development. The starter home can be easily extended at a later date to provide a family home with two, three or four bedrooms. Price excludes land, professional and local authority fees, foundation, service connections, insurances and warranties. For videos (refer to Sectors tab and FlexiHouse)
London population is set to reach 9.5m by 2020, and one of the largest increases will be those in their 20s and 30s. The UK’s proportion of 25 year-olds who own their own home has plummeted over the past 20 years. Recent report stated that a typical single first-time buyer in London will have to save for 17 years to raise enough cash for a 15% deposit on a home. Across England and Wales, this would be 10 years.
First-time buyer home in the capital has risen to £420,132, versus an average of £210,515 in the rest of the country. Parents are parting with thousands of pounds to help their children get on the property ladder, but they can’t afford to lend as much as they used to. The average parental contribution is down; in London it is £31,000 compared with £11,000 in Scotland. The average deposit paid by London-based first-time buyers is now £92,833, the highest deposit, at £175,844 is in the London borough Camden making home ownership “nothing but a distant dream” for most and we are here to help fulfill that dream.
“Don’t surrender to doubts: when someone says to you “it can’t be done” they mean they can’t do it” Jo Owen
Are for those self-builders who don’t want to take on additional risks and go through the whole process of designing and building their own homes from scratch.
Part-Fab – part finished, modular self-builds will allow homeowners to finish the later stages of their home.