Could Benefit from Building Upwards
could boost the productivity of the UK’s construction sector by 50%
– rooftop homes use the modular housing method, where workers only need to
be semi-skilled. It’s, therefore, easier to train staff, the hiring
process is easier, and it helps overcome the industry’s critical challenge
of an ageing workforce.
extensions could save 1/5 of London’s Green Belt
– Annually, 66,000 homes need to be built in London to meet the housing
shortage demand. With 1/5 (22%) of London landing on the Green Belt, there
are calls to release the land to build homes. However, upwards extensions
could refrain this from happening.
homes could reduce construction waste by up to 90%
– The more traditional methods of construction create 400 million tons of
waste each year. However, rooftop extensions use the ‘modular home’
method, which is more controlled, due to standard sizes and layouts. This
method reduces waste by up to 90%.
upwards allows more homes to be built in dense cities
– this allows people to live in city centres, rather than forcing them to
move to commuting areas.
‘Building Upwards’ Opportunities
upwards’ is a possible solution for the housing crisis, it’s important to
consider which cities need it the most.
Insulation Express have, therefore, calculated how many residents share a sqm across the UK:
Brighton and Hove has more people (10) packed into a residential sqm than
London (7). In such a densely packed city, there are limitations on where to
build on land so skyward extensions could be hugely beneficial for the housing
the full findings, including the challenges of building upwards: https://www.insulationexpress.co.uk/blog/britain-benefit-building-upwards/