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Our innovative concept can unlock and lock up the housing market. Retaining the shell – single-skin brickwork and concrete floors designed to support a car – Husk will gut a terrace of garages into a single space, restructure it to fully comply with all industry standards and requirements. Take the roof off and lower in a contemporary design bungalow – built to spec off site – into the void.

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    Re use of undevelopable brownfield sites

    Through the use of this innovative method, brownfield sites that are undevelopable using traditional housing methods are unlocked, developed and re-used.

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    Resolving a maintenance and antisocial behaviour problem

    Converting the garages into bungalows solves the issue of antisocial behaviour often attracted by the unmonitored spaces.

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    Cost effective affordable housing provision

    Husk is a cost-effective provision of affordable housing when compared with traditional methods of constructing bungalows.

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    Sites currently owned

    These are sites that are currently owned by local authorities and Registered housing providers. There is no need to search for often difficult to find new sites, these are sites that have not been considered before now.

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    Use of existing concrete slab

    Where possible we will utilise the existing slab on which to sit the new bungalow. This minimises the groundwork preparation required.

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    Fits into existing Urban Grain

    The Husk homes sit neatly into and enhance the existing urban grain.

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    High quality design lifts the area

    The high quality design offers regeneration of the often tired existing housing estates.

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    Able to keep existing overlooking distances

    The innovative concept allows the homes to be situated closer than standard privacy distances forming secure and safe environments for the elderly.

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    Satisfies a number of LA policies

    Re use of brownfield sites, provision of affordable housing and regeneration of existing housing estates are just a few of the ways in which the new bungalows meet the criteria of the NPPF.

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    Sites are well provided with existing services

    As the garage sites are located within established housing areas and they are usually close to existing services.

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    Fast build time = Faster provision of affordable homes & rental income

    Average build time for a 3-4 bungalow scheme is 16 weeks.

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    Cost effective way of increasing housing stock

    As the new bungalows are situated in areas of existing owned housing stock they provide an excellent and cost effective way of increasing housing stock without affecting the existing infrastructure of housing maintenance.

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    Shows innovative thinking

    The patent innovative idea is supported strongly by the Homes and communities’ agency.

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    Those in need of a bungalow can keep their existing community

    Husk provides people in need of a bungalow the opportunity to stay in the area they know and love, rather than having to move away to get a suitable home.