off-site manufactured homes (OSM)
Outstanding houses go hand in hand with off-site manufacturing
A key factor in our collaboration with VolkerWessels is the ability to deliver factory produced houses that are one of a kind. Known in the Netherlands under the brand MorgenWonen, which literally translates to “TomorrowLiving”, WoollensBrook Developments has the exclusive privilege of developing and building this future-proof design for the residential market in the United Kingdom. Work to ensure compliance with UK standards is underway with the full involvement of organisations such as NHBC and BOPAS. You can fully rely on a risk-free building method, as buying a new home should never be an experiment.
We have recently completed two demonstration houses at our site in Hoddesdon. In these Dutch specification houses we are able to demonstrate the principles being used for the UK version to come. The houses showcase the high-quality of the finishes and the ingenuity being applied. You get a complete picture, and visitors have been impressed. Please feel free to contact us for a visit!
for those who seek opportunities
Ideal homes for investors
MorgenWonen houses offer investors the opportunity to be involved in the whole process – from development, financing, planning and design, through to project management, delivery and management. All of these have made MorgenWonen a very attractive proposition for the private rental sector and housing associations, in both the Netherlands and Germany.
The houses are manufactured from materials which require limited maintenance during the whole life cycle of the home, resulting in a very low Total Cost of Ownership. The zero to minimum energy costs give the investor and occupants a comfortable and stable living environment, without the worry of rising energy prices.
Energy efficiency and sustainability
MorgenWonen houses are built in an environmentally and sustainably conscious way and are extremely energy efficient. The energy concept of the MorgenWonen houses follows the principles of Trias Energetica: limit energy consumption as much as possible, use sustainable energy and reduce the consumption of fossil raw materials as far as possible.
The manufacturing methods used in the creation of the MorgenWonen houses ensure they are very well insulated. The shell of the house is almost completely airtight, and temperatures remain constant and comfortable all year round.
The Air Source Heat Pumps, in the houses, extract heat directly from the surrounding air and upgrade it to a usable level for the occupants. In combination with the solar panels, this is a reliable and sustainable heating system. The houses are also equipped with an Air Heat Recovery System.
As the MorgenWonen houses are extremely energy efficient, an average, energy conscious family, should be able to significantly reduce their energy costs to an almost negligible level. The energy usage can be monitored, via an energy monitor and Smart Meter, both of which are supplied to the home owners to ensure they have insight into their own energy consumption.
How the Dutch house is equipped and assembled
The platform principles
All the components of the Dutch house are Plug & Play. Each home is windproof and watertight within a single day and ready for living within 10 days. And when we say “Ready for Living”, we really mean it, without the usual “snagging” of new construction builds. Due to the lack of wet trades, there is no moisture build-up in the home from the outset. All walls and floors are finished, and the house is fully equipped with a high-quality kitchen, beautiful bathroom and a patio in the back garden.
A key success factor of MorgenWonen is that it is factory produced enabling a spectacular reduction in construction time. Building actually becomes assembling, which minimises the loss of interest or income until occupation.
With MorgenWonen there are fewer transport movements to and from the construction site, less use of concrete, less construction waste and the construction site is much more compact. This results in fewer CO2 and NOX emissions, less traffic pressure, more environmentally friendly use of raw materials and less nuisance to the neighbourhood.
MorgenWonen is an advanced technology-based product, created on an industrial platform, under optimally controlled conditions and low additional costs. The houses consist of smart components – the platform elements. With this, MorgenWonen offers a highly tested total solution for every possible project. The industrial platform makes it possible to constantly offer high-quality houses, at an attractive fixed price, even on small projects. Compare it with a car that is delivered from the factory to the consumer.