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 bespoke, one of a kind, factory-produced homes. Known under the brand MorgenWonen – which literally translates as ‘Tomorrow Living’ – WoollensBrook Developments has the exclusivity to develop and building this future-proof design for the residential market in the United Kingdom.
We will be starting to build the first MorgenWonen houses, fully compliant with UK standards (NHBC and BOPAS), in February 2021. You can rely on a risk-free build method – as buying a new home should never be an experiment. The first 12 houses, designed by PRP Architects, will be ‘assembled’ on site, as part of our project, Boxwood Park, in Hoddesdon.
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.
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.
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 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.