Boundary Close, Mossley, Tameside

New Charter Group is the first social housing provider in the UK to commission off-site construction with Government funding, to deliver better built homes, more economically and faster than traditional build.

Before the build

Boundary Close comprised of poor quality, unsustainable post-war prefabricated bungalows which were not fit for modern day occupation. Following rigorous research into the most advantageous options for replacement, New Charter Group alongside contractors Bowsall Ltd, commissioned Willerby to factory manufacture three bungalows and four semi-detached houses to the highest standards of build and energy efficiency.

Seven homes installed in just two days

Built to Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, off-site manufacture offered a unique solution which saw the properties factory constructed and fully fitted out with contemporary bathrooms and kitchens, clad externally in brick slip and render and delivered to site and installed in just two days. This innovative approach to housebuilding provided the client with better quality homes, delivered faster and at a lower cost than traditional build.

The properties were constructed with the most energy efficient materials and highest quality fixtures and fittings, providing occupiers with beautifully appointed, energy efficient homes which would significantly reduce running costs.