The four 3 bedroomed 5 person semidetached houses were developed on former Forestry Commission land. The site employs the Tŷ Unnos Modular system of building to provide low cost local needs housing. Each dwelling comprises two complete modules, one for each floor. The modules are fully finished in quality controlled factory conditions including the installation of internal finishes, windows and doors, bathrooms and all electrical services and appliances prior to transportation to site, where assembly is completed in a matter of hours on preformed foundations. Once in position, external finishes are applied to walls and roof along with external landscaping, typically completed within 6 to 8 weeks.
The site lies within the Snowdonia National Park and provides important affordable housing for local people in this part of rural Wales. The houses were designed to the Code for Sustainable Homes level 4.
The homes include a built-in heat recovery system with solar panels on the roof to supplement water heating, which along with a high degree of insulation helps lower household running costs.
Welsh timber source
Sitka spruce: Pontrilas Timber