Watch a house get built in 24 hours

August 6, 2008

Oxley Woods is a new housing development of 145 homes in the village of Milton Keynes, north of London.  In 2005, the developers George Wimpey teamed up with the architects from Rogers Stirk Harbour, to enter a competition created by the government to build homes for under £60,000.  Their submission beat 221 others to win the competition.

To acheive the necessary cost savings, the walls, ceilings, and floors of the homes are prefabricated in a factory, then delivered to the site as a ‘flat pack’ ready to be assembled.  You can watch a YouTube video – here – of a house being assembled in about 24 working hours.

Visit the Oxley Woods website – here.

Oxley Woods