Designing customisable houses using a standardised model
Customisable housing – allowing a home buyer choice over the internal layout, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the materials and finishes used – is becoming increasingly popular. At the same time, modern methods of construction (MMC) are making house building more time and cost efficient through a standardisation of components and processes.
Standardisation and customisation might seem to be mutually exclusive. But the practice Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) is harmonising the two in projects such as its new housing development at Beechwood West in Basildon, Essex.