Modular Affordable Housing
The Wee House Company is committed to creating quality homes and inclusive communities for all.
With input from councils and housing associations we have developed a range of modular house types- from 1 bedroom flats to 4 bedroom detached homes- which are highly energy efficient and fully compliant with ‘Housing for Varying Needs’.
All our homes are entirely constructed in Scotland, using materials from local suppliers where possible. Homes are more than 90% complete before leaving our Ayrshire factory and are delivered to site ready-fitted with kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing and electrics. Craned into position, they can be completed and ready for occupancy in a matter of weeks.
Delivering projects across the whole of the UK, we can provide house modules only or undertake full design and build contracts.
Our modular construction methods have key benefits for affordable housing projects:
Benefits of Modular Build
- Build periods are minimised as site foundations and factory modules can be prepared simultaneously
- Project timelines can be accurately predicted as off-site construction is not affected by adverse weather
- Controlled factory conditions improve quality control and sustainability
- Waste is reduced by recycling and proper storage and protection of materials
- Use of dry materials eliminates the potential for high levels of moisture being trapped in the structure
- Reduced on-site time minimises construction traffic and disruption to neighbouring residents
Modular construction offers limitless design opportunities. Our homes can be designed to fit in with vernacular architecture or offer a cutting-edge aesthetic. Once assembled, modular units are indistinguishable from their site-built counterparts.
Example front elevations for 2 bedroom terraced townhouse
Training and Apprenticeships
We are dedicated to encouraging and training new talent in the construction industry. Read more about the joinery apprentices currently training in our factory.
Case Study: Modular Construction for North Ayrshire Council Houses
Location: Seamill, North Ayrshire
Project value: £3.43m
Number of homes: 31
Property range: General needs houses and flats, amenity flats, fully wheelchair accessible flat
Project timeline: January- November 2019
North Ayrshire Council have engaged in an innovative programme to deliver 31 modular, affordable homes.
The development at Ardrossan Road, Seamill was designed and built by The Wee House Company Ltd. Homes were constructed in the company’s Ayrshire factory before being transported to site; ready-fitted with kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing and electrics.
The affordable housing is a mix of general needs houses, general needs flats, amenity flats, and a fully wheelchair accessible flat.
Homes were thoughtfully designed for the efficient delivery and erection of 4 homes in a single day. Homes are made fully wind and watertight on site within this period, with only final painting left to be completed internally. The Wee House team worked quickly and effectively on site, minimising disturbance to neighbouring residents.
A block and render finish alongside slate-effect roof tiles makes these modular homes indistinguishable from their traditionally constructed counterparts in other areas of the site. Further still, the affordable housing incorporates traditional features such as painted, cast window surrounds and decorative chimneys tying in with the vernacular architecture.
The entire project takes place in less than a year. Work began in January 2019, with the first homes being occupied by tenants in July. All homes will be complete and occupied by November 2019.
Yvonne Baulk, Head of Physical Environment at North Ayrshire Council, said: “This development at Seamill forms part of one of the most ambitious council house building programmes under way in Scotland".