Looking for cheaper ways to build houses — August 31, 2010
We would all like to be on the property ladder but unfortunately for some it isn’t possible due to the fact that there isn’t enough affordable homes on the market in the areas that we want to live in. Unfortunately, there are some areas of the country where nobody wants to live and areas where everybody would like to live but properties in that area are out of most people’s price range.
In order to combat the growing need for more affordable houses, most local authorities encourage developers to include an element of affordable housing in the schemes which are being brought forward. However, this is usually only 30% and this is actually doing very little to overcome the need for more affordable houses on the market.
This is why many house builders are looking to alternative ways of constructing new homes in order to bring the cost down and therefore be able to pass on the cost reduction to the buyers. Timber frame homes are one such method which can significantly bring down the cost of a house but still ensure that it is a house that is built for the future and will last for many years to come.