With land costs becoming a premier and the new Government flood criteria becoming more onerous, is the future of our homes and schools going to be elevated "ground floors" with parking or play areas under.
Costs are always a criteria constraint on any construction project to obtain the best value but while the cost per m2 of this designed and installed product probably is not any better value than tradition forms of construction, does this product offer other benefits and provides a solution to the skills shortages generally being experienced in the construction industry, as well as offering "build" space to overcome the concerns with increased flood risk assessments. The "at surface" space can be utilised for a number of non-inhabitable functions such as carparking, play areas, garaging/storage etc, and is also a flexible enough "at surface" space to be revenue earning.
Is this the future for the construction market?
New firm offers snap-together homes above car parks ZED Pods Limited, a new independent UK company, has been launched to provide a solution to the country’s housing crisis: pop-up villages made from cheap, prefabricated micro-homes on platforms above car parks.