HOUSING CRISIS # UK :: MIKE PAGE’s QB2 PACK HOUSE

Build a home in four HOURS: Engineer believes his £10,500 flat pack house could solve the UK’s looming housing crisis

  • QB2 ‘cube house’ costs between £10,500 and £47,000
  • It takes just four hours to build and sleeps two people comfortably
  • Kitchen, staircase, lounge and bathroom all contained within
  • It does not require planning permission as it is just 10ft tall

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2524624/Engineer-believes-QB2-flat-pack-house-solve-UKs-looming-housing-crisis.html#ixzz2p3KJKwU3
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Low-energy options offer the potential for zero energy-bills together with regular incentive payments from the Government’s feed-in-tariff and renewable heat incentive. Options include:

  • A highly insulated construction, with Passivhaus-standard windows and door
  • Low-energy lighting (LED) and appliances (TV, washing machine)
  • Mechanical heat-recovery ventilation
  • Very efficient heating and hot water, using an Ecodan air-source heat pump
  • Full carbon-neutrality, using up to 3kWp of photovoltaic solar panels

QB2 is a post-and-beam structure developed jointly with Bolton Buildings. The outer structure can be assembled and made waterproof in around 4 hours and the whole structure (including inner and outer wall surfaces, the windows/door, the insulation, and the electrical wiring) can be completed in 3-4 days. Options exist for cladding and for fitting out and, once constructed, QB2 is easily transported by road and sited wherever a static caravan is permitted.

QB2 is an ideal living space:

  • For “boomerang kids” or others seeking independent housing
  • For leisure/holiday purposes, usable all year round
  • For emergency accommodation, e.g. in post-disaster situations
  • For construction workers or other workers in remote locations”

http://www.cubeproject.org.uk/

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