A new technology is being developed that can create a boat out of sea material and then build it out of a modular building block.
The technique could allow anyone to build an off-shore home in the ocean, which could help to alleviate some of the housing pressures faced by thousands of people living in cities and towns.
“I’m working on this, so I can’t say when it’s going to be in production, but it’s been in the works for quite a while,” says Ben Pemberton, who co-founded the UK company Landscape Builders.
“There are a lot of people that are looking for this to work for them.”
We’ve had a couple of people come to us and say, ‘I’ve never seen a modular structure before and I’m not sure if I want to build it in the water’.
“The team has been working with the Sea Systems UK, which has developed a series of modular structures that can be stacked vertically to make a boat from sea-worthy materials, such as timber and stone.
Using its new technology, Landscape builders can stack the building blocks in a modular manner.”
It’s like stacking the same building blocks onto one another, rather than just stacking one on top of the other,” Mr Pemberson explains.”
The way that you do that is that you can put the structure on top, or you can place it on top and then place a structure underneath.
“It’s a very simple design, but there are a number of different ways that you could structure the structure to fit into the shape of the sea.”
You can have the roof underneath, which is what we’ve done, and you can have a roof in between the structure and the water,” Mr Paulsen adds.”
But there’s also a lot more flexibility.
“For those who prefer the traditional method of stacking, Landscapes new technology allows for more flexibility in stacking.”
A lot of the times it would be a little bit awkward, you’ve got a few layers underneath,” Mr Ben Pemperton says.”
And it’s really good for those who like to have a bit more freedom to make the building as big as you like.
“What the experts are saying about modular buildings’ potential to boost housing affordabilityThe new technology has a number other advantages over traditional sea building.”
What we’ve seen in the past couple of years is the construction industry has been getting very much more efficient, so the building process is getting more efficient,” says Peter Gollancz, a principal consultant for Landscape.”
That’s a great thing and it’s also the reason why we’re seeing such a large increase in the number of people who want to live in homes built on land.
“The key to this is the modularity of the structure.”
Mr Pemporon, the lead developer of the technology, has worked with the UK Government to develop the technology.””
You can get different types of modules, different sizes of modules and different materials.”
Mr Pemporon, the lead developer of the technology, has worked with the UK Government to develop the technology.
“Landscape Build, which we founded, started working with them in 2016, and this is a great project to partner with,” he says.
The team believes the new technology can be a game changer in the affordable housing market.
“In many areas of the UK, the housing market is being pushed further and further out of reach by the pressures of housing demand, especially in areas where we’re growing at a very fast rate,” Mr Andrew Smith, the project manager of Landscape’s offshore business, says.
In the past few years, LandScapes has also seen the number grow rapidly, as its customers have started to see the potential of building a boat off the coast.
“Our customers are looking to buy their own boats, to do a boat trip with their children and family,” Mr Smith says.
Mr Smith says Landscape is confident the new modular technology will help the industry to grow.
“This is going to become the new normal, and the way we build is going, is going into the future,” he said.
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