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Project - OURhome
Sector - Residential
Technology - Offsite
Company - Ideal Modular Homes and shedkm
OURhome is transformative - encouraging more inclusive, sociable communities, and is designed to suit different, modern lifestyles and family units with it's selection of house types, roof pitch options, and range of cladding options.
Ideal's ability to strike successful joint business ventures highlights the accountability of Ideal as a growing business and their modular products. Local authorities and housing associations are under significant pressures from the government to meet affordable housing needs quickly as demand for housing increases every year, without compromising on sustainability and design. OURhome was developed with this in mind. It can help housing associations meet quotas with high quality housing and help build communities through clever design options.
OURhome also meets Net Zero Carbon requirements. With energy-efficient heating systems significantly reducing energy consumption resulting in lower fuel bills by up to 50% for residents. Our modular homes also provide exceptional U-values, unbeatable air permeability and triple-glazed windows and doors, improving acoustics and thermal comfort. This, combined with solar PV and air source heat pumps, means the homes have the capacity to operate at net-zero carbon.
Ideal wants to create special places people can be proud to call their home and lay firm roots to enjoy their lives. Placemaking and sustainability are both at the core of this initiative, by offering changeable features and layouts to meet modern living requirements, the OURhome product range is flexible enough to fit into existing communities or create brand new ones. Ideal wants to build communities where people will stay and grow, not just affordable homes.
The development of OURhome was a collaborative process aimed at housing associations and developers to help combat the current UK housing crisis, taking around one year to design and develop the idea, with the initiative launching at the end of 2019.
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