Monday, May 19, 2014
Solving the housing crisis
The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney recently talked about how Canada builds more houses than we do in Britain. He said: Ã¢Â€ÂœThe issue around the housing market in the UK Ã¢Â€Â¦ is there are not sufficient (numbers of) houses (being) built.Ã¢Â€Â Maybe we shouldn't stop incentives for people to buy homes, or make mortgages more expensive, or wave a stick above builders' heads and tell them to build more houses. We should take a leaf out of Canada's book, who use timber frames, as they make the whole process quicker. Perhaps Mark Carney, David Cameron, and Nick Clegg should find a way to promote the construction of flat pack homes. A flat pack or kit home can cost as much as 25% less than conventional homes. Not only that but they can be put up much more quickly than conventional homes.