Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Anyone for a prefab? are they mortgageable?
Wigan-based Pretek Precision Homes makes energy-efficient, sustainable houses and is looking to win contracts with housing associations and private developers. It is already in negotiations to supply homes for at least two developments in Greater Manchester. Pretek's factory in Blackburn will have the capacity to build more than 3,000 new homes a year. The basic structure of the homes, predominantly made of wood, are put together in the factory before being delivered to construction sites where they are assembled and clad with bricks. It hopes to capitalise on new European building regulations aimed at making all new homes sustainable and zero carbon by 2016.