Accord Local Homes
Accord Local Homes Factory Prototype
Off-Site Prototype Homes
Accord Housing Association's acquisition of Local Homes offsite housing manufacturing business, along with its investment in a new factory unit in the west Midlands, is driving the development of their offsite housing offer. FastClad has been working closely with the technical team to achieve an easily factory installed external envelope which will be indistinguishable from traditional masonry, plus meeting the rigorous demands for robustness and longevity.
FastClad Factory Fit Brick Slip Cladding
The drive for a fast, efficient but robust solution to the housing crises, particularly in the rental and affordable housing sectors, is driving forward the development of factory engineered products to help meet this demand.
Taking the majority of the build out of a muddy field, open the elements and bringing it into a factory environment is bound to improve both the quality of the build and the speed at which properties can be delivered to their tenants.
To ensure that the units look like homes, as opposed to 'people storage boxes', Accord and Local Homes have a range of finishes to suit both planning and budgetary requirements which can be mixed and matched, including timber cladding, weather boards, render and FastClad real brick slip cladding.
The next sites will be in Northamptonshire and include bungalows and care home for a fellow housing association.