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 housing sector)
As a home manufacturer we are able to offer a turnkey solution to deliver your individual home or cluster of homes or working in collaboration.
Base designs have also been developed for modular educational buildings and classrooms. (refer to education sector)
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 and by adopting this approach it will differentiate us from our competitors. Using a direct sales strategy will lower costs to the consumers whilst 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 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
We can build volumetrically, 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 once the panels are all locked together using one simple hand tool.
Further added advantages using the flat-pack system can be summarised as follows:
- Versatile range of design styles and size produced from standardized components.
- Design span achieved across a structure unsupported is 6m.
- 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
New housing provision can create a local community training hub, where residents can access a range of building skills, employment and enterprise opportunities which benefits the local economy.
Modular Assisted Starter Homes
A £999 per sq metre 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.
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. According to research the average first-time buyer requires deposit of £25,000 and income of £40,000 – 62% of gross income. Londoners requires £65,000 deposit and need to earn £85,000 – 131% of gross income to afford an averagely-priced flat 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.