We live in an age of mass production,
and yet the construction industry has never really embraced the
possibilities that factory assembly can bring. In part this is
because of the poor construction associated with post WW2 prefabricated
housing, but in fact there are some really exciting and innovative
products to be found.
- Beco Wallform
-an innovative system comprising interlocking polystyrene blocks
that become permanent shuttering for a concrete infill.
-specialists in the supply and construction of pre-engineered
building systems, using the super energy efficient Structural
Insulated Panels technology known as SIPs.
- Ecohab -prefabricated dome shaped eco homes
by Aidan Quinn.
- European Suites
-Italian designers and manufacturers of pre plumbed fully fitted
- Form and Space
-design and build bespoke contemporary buildings using use a
German off-site manufactured panel system.
- Mikano -
- Murray Grove -factsheet from the Peabody trust on their innovative
modular housing in Hackney.
2007 -event in June
07 centred around four near zero-carbon houses, including the
first home to achieve a Level 6 rating under the new Code for
Sustainable Homes -photos continue to be added and you can still
visit the projects.
- Passive House
-suppliers of sustainable modular construction systems and insulation
systems including high performance vacuum insulation panels.
- Speedwall -site produced wall, floor and roof
panels which can be quickly located and fixed in position before
being sprayed with a concrete sand/cement render.
- Styrostone -eco friendly prefabricated polystyrene
insulating formwork sections which provide concrete shuttering.
- The Summit House -datasheet and information on English steel
frame system built Summit House.
- DaVinci House
-Irish distributers for German timber system houses.
- Davinci House Pictures -a huge album of high quality images.
- Harding Homes
-dealer for Lindal Cedar Homes in England, Ireland and Wales
-conventional timber framed building system providing a multiple
of design choices and cost efficiencies.
post and beam timber frame houses from Germany. David and Greta
Iredale's Huf Haus in Surrey was one of the most popular houses
featured on Grand Designs.
- Huf Haus Owners Group -online meeting place for owners of Huf houses,
and anyone interested in living in a Huf house -there are a number
of useful articles and you can contact owners and find Huf property
Homes -self build information
- Potton -one of the UK's longest established
timber frame manufacturers and market leaders in self build packaged
Hus -self build low
energy timber frame from Sweden.
- Scotframe -timber frame engineering kits from
Home -timber framed
houses using a Structural Insulated Panels system.
- Walter Segal Self Build Trust -UK charity advising on self build,
ecological design, community initiatives & training.
- more on Timber