Industry hits back at calls to scrap modular housing funding

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Environmental Audit Committee report said factory-built homes more prone to overheating

An industry body representing off-site manufacturers has hit back at a select committee report calling for the government to pull support for modular housing.

Buildoffsite has hit out at suggestions from the Environmental Audit Committee that factory-built homes were more prone to overheating and should therefore not receive government funding.

The report said: “Modular homes are not resilient to heatwaves, and should not receive support from the government. The government should stop directing financial support to modular housing from its Home Building Fund.”

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