Solving the Housing Crisis by Making Modular Modern

astudio is on a mission to solve the UK’s housing crisis with its cost-saving, modern approach to modular builds. Working with regeneration company Be First and modular manufacturer Rollalong, it’s installing two modular developments in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham

The 21 London homes are being built using turnkey production, which means they can be available in 60 weeks as opposed to 24-30 months for a traditional build. astudio claims that this approach reduces the cost of construction by around 15-20%.

To cut design time, the project uses a standard template – from studios to three bed homes. While the modular development uses a small number of repeated components in the build, it offers a range of fixtures and cladding to give each build a distinctive look and feel. With its stylishly fitted out homes, astudio is hoping to shake off misconceptions that modular housing cannot be aesthetically pleasing.

Time spent on site installing the property takes around 16 weeks for 16 homes, minimising impact on local neighbourhoods. “We believe that in the very near future, building will become like car production, with houses becoming quality manufactured products,” says astudio co-founder and CEO Richard Hyams.