Monday, May 19, 2014

Solving the housing crisis

How trees can solve our housing crisis

The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney recently talked about how Canada builds more houses than we do in Britain. He said: “The issue around the housing market in the UK … is there are not sufficient (numbers of) houses (being) built.” 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.

Posted by marie greenan @ 03:24 PM (2241 views)
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