The drive to build more eco-homes received a boost earlier this year when one of Japan’s leading modular home building firms decided to set up production in the UK.

Sekisui House, which produces modular homes – i.e. prefabricated houses built in factories that are then shipped out to sites – has agreed to work in partnership with Homes England and a local construction firm to deliver thousands of new homes across England.

Commenting on the deal, struck in May of this year, President of Sekisui House Ltd, told Business Leader magazine that they were extremely pleased “to establish our operations and help to create outstanding communities in the UK.”

He went on to add:
“Using modern methods of construction to build high quality homes with short build times is one of our company’s great strengths. Our technology and know-how can help resolve pressing social issues in the UK, and I want to see us play our part effective immediately. These operations can also help bring vitality to UK regions, and we will work to make the strongest connections with the local communities.”

The government argues that these types of homes are the future, pointing out that they are “100% more energy efficient than the average UK home.”