Professional Building Contractors, Extensions, Refurbishments, New Build Homes, Project Management
It seems that we have to hold firmly onto our hats lately where innovations in the world of construction are concerned! The chronic housing shortage, and lack of skilled tradesmen are responsible for a number of new ideas and technologies, created to try to alleviate the problem. One extremely interesting development is that of 3D printing, which is being promoted as a significant and positive aid to solving the housing crisis.
‘Faster’ and ‘cheaper’ are words that bring smiles to the faces of property developers and home buyers alike, and 3D printing could make this a reality within the building industry. Experts say that little has changed over the centuries, and that we are still building houses like the Romans did. A rapidly increasing population means this situation is untenable in the long run, so new concepts like this are very welcome.
Although in its infancy, these 3D structures are hoped to address the lack of housing, and represent sort of emergency measures if you will. These 3D designed homes are factory built and slotted together on site much like lego, to provide immediate results. The early versions are about bringing a swift and practical solution giving people somewhere to live, and looks wise, are pretty basic. But there are already companies emerging who offer a building tailored to the purchasers exact specifications, delivering a fast concept to completion build. These homes can include additions like swimming pools and garages, and can be built in a matter of days, which most will agree is tremendously ground breaking.
You will doubtless see more and more of these 3D buildings popping up [literally] here and there over the next few years, along with Government approved Right to Build properties. Councils are being forced by the Government to set aside a portion of land for self builders.