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Affordable homes provider unveils first modular homes for sale in Newmarket

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 May 2018

Flagship's new shared ownership properties on George Lambton Avenue, Newmarket, which are its first ever modular homes. Picture: TIME-LAPSE SYSTEMS

Flagship's new shared ownership properties on George Lambton Avenue, Newmarket, which are its first ever modular homes. Picture: TIME-LAPSE SYSTEMS

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An affordable homes provider is today (Wednesday, May 16) set to unveil its first ever modular homes for sale at a site in Newmarket.

Flagship’s four shared ownership homes are part of its commitment and drive to diversify its housing portfolio and meet the housing supply shortage.

Modular housing is one of a number of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) aiming to reduce construction time and waste in the building process. Each house in George Lambton Avenue is made up of ground floor, first floor and roof modules joined together on site. Development managing director Tony Tann said they were “really proud” to have completed their first modular homes for sale. “They are quality properties with no obvious signs they are any different from standard construction. Housing continues to be in short supply and we are always looking for new ways of providing homes for people in need.”

Suffolk County Councillor Colin Noble said: “In Suffolk we need homes and are continuously looking for developers to be innovative in how they build new properties.

“Modular housing is a way of providing much-needed housing while reducing waste and construction costs.

“It’s innovative and that is something we, as a council, always aspire to be in order to provide the best services for our residents.”

The properties also include Switchee smart thermostats to help reduce household energy bills and combat fuel poverty. It does this by collecting environmental information to understand occupancy and automatically regulate customers’ heating settings.

The development was made possible due to support from Homes England which provided £90,000 in funding.

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