Construction begins on modular homes in Cynwyd

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L-R: Grwp Cynefin's Elain Ellis; Dylan Roberts, Director of Regeneration Services ;and Rhiannon Dafydd , oversee the new modular homes arriving on site at Cynwyd and being lifted into place

Two innovative modular homes have been lifted into place and assembled on the Grŵp Cynefin site at Cynwyd, Denbighshire

The two Grŵp Cynefin homes were built offsite as modular units and lifted into place by crane on site. The new properties are in addition to the six traditionally built houses already owned by Grŵp Cynefin.

The scheme, in partnership with the Welsh Government’s innovative housing programme, will help reduce energy costs for future tenants. The ready-made, two-bedroom homes are designed to retain heat, with environmentally friendly timber frames helping keep the properties warm.

Time spent on the project by contractor Jones Bros Weston Rhyn has also been reduced in comparison with traditionally built houses. Specialist manufacturer F1 Modular, based in Newtown, produced the modular units.

Dylan Roberts, regeneration services director at Grŵp Cynefin, said: “We’re pleased to be providing these homes for our tenants, who will enjoy a high-quality finish for modern and comfortable living.

“We have worked with modular units before, and would like to do more in the future, as it is an effective way of building properties in an efficient manner. In addition, manufacturing them in a factory significantly increases quality.

“This project is an important part of our development programme, as we aim to build 120 new homes a year for the next few years, and are actively looking for more opportunities to develop.”

Commissioning work is now taking place on the site, with completion scheduled for April.

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