Against intense competition MODULHAUS — a new concept in volumetric modular homes for rough sleepers — was crowned ‘Winner of Winners’ at the 2021 Offsite Awards. Declared a resounding success in terms of concept and execution, after picking up the award for Building Performance Pioneer, the judge’s decision was unanimous and the team behind this ground-breaking innovation punched the air in celebration when picking up the ultimate ‘Winner of Winners’ trophy.
Designed and developed by VOLUMETRIC — a specialist manufacturer of custom-built homeless solutions — Modulhaus accommodation units are delivered to exceptional standard and fully equipped, arriving 100% complete, ready for simple site connection and commissioning. LABC Assured and futureproofed for Building Regulation changes, solution provides a 60-year design-life (BOPAS Certified) and outstanding functional performance (in terms of acoustics, thermal, fire and robustness) and superior finish quality.
On behalf of VOLUMETRIC, Operations Director Trevor Richards said: “MODULHAUS has been through an accelerated research and development programme and this award is testament to the dedication, skill and knowledge of our team. This solution provides greater dignity and independence to the most vulnerable members of society whilst also relieving the burden on local authorities of ongoing expenses associated with traditional temporary accommodation and we are proud of our achievement.”
Attracting more than 200 entries, the Offsite Awards took place at Offsite Expo in September and was a major coming together of the industry where over 400 guests gathered to celebrate groundbreaking achievements and the pioneers who are developing radical new offsite technologies, innovative product developments and landmark projects using factory-based methods.
A rapid and affordable solution to the homeless crisis
Using offsite manufacturing techniques and volumetric modular technology, the MODULHAUS individual interim need homes are developed to bespoke designs in the Volumetric advanced manufacturing facility and are fully fitted out with kitchens, shower-rooms, bedrooms and living spaces, white goods and furnishings.
Created to meet the needs of local authorities battling to find a cost-effective solution to address rough sleeping, MODULHAUS is a single person housing solution that has been launched after a rigorous research, development and testing programme.
- Fully non-combustible, fire tested to exceed Building Regulations
- Robust and thermally efficient — costing less than £5 per week to run
- Galvanised steel external walls and double lined internal walls
- Renewable energy technology via a shared energy centre
- External Energy Centre with air source heat pump
- Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery
- Stackable to two storeys with a range of cladding and colour options
- Installed on just six low impact foundation pads to minimise groundworks
To watch the MODULHAUS video and find out more details go to: www.volumetric.co.uk