A Swedish factory-made approach to zero carbon housing is launching in the UK and its first homes are for ‘generation rent’. Called Spacehus, the brand relies on established Swedish technology, including timber frame, triple glazed windows, and pod bathrooms and toilets, and applies building information modelling (BIM) to development.
The first Spacehus homes in the UK are being developed by Arch, the Northumberland Development Company, which is building homes for private rental across the region. Rental levels are set at £575 a month, including energy bills, for a three-bedroom home.
Spacehus is also targeting first time buyer and social housing sectors. Spacehus M is the first time buyer product and Spacehus Life is a range of two and three bedroom homes for the affordable sector. As well as housing, the Spacehus brand is targeting other markets in the UK, including hotels, care homes and classrooms.
Spacehus is the brainchild of building manufacturer Volula, which itself is part of architecture/BIM partnership Space Group. It is also the UK partner of Swedish timber frame specialist Trivselhus, which is already involved in housing projects in this country, including a seven-home development in Sunderland with architect Fitz.