“Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.”
Building a house on a building site is like trying to cook a 3 course meal in the middle of a field, with unpredictable weather and a cheeky pig munching your ingredients.
Huge amount of building waste (plastics, cement)
Concrete is hurting our planet
Less control = unpredictable building quality
Ineffecient transportation of materials
Slow and weather dependent building (too windy stop, too hot stop, too cold stop)
Building a house in a state of the art modular construction factory is like cooking a 3 course meal in a professional kitchen with all ingredients prepared for you and Jamie Oliver to hand.
All the tools, people and processes are optimised for you to build a new standard of quality
Near 90% reduction in building waste
Environmentally friendly materials
Construction is significantly faster
Minimal or zero concrete use
Temperature controlled environment
The answer lies in the materials we use for construction and the method we use for construction.
We build using cross laminated timber. We get very excited about this stuff—it’s easily the biggest advancement in construction for over 150 years.
Unlike concerete extraction, growing and regrowing trees for cross laminated timber costs an immaterial amount of energy. At the same time, forests litterally hoover CO2 out of the atmostphere, pumping out oxygen for our planet to breathe.
Ideal’s modular construction centralises all production in our 150,000sqft state of the art factory. Two huge benefits: 90% reduction in building waste and much higher control over the quality of new build property.
Homes that people love, where they share their best memories. That’s what we’re focused on.
Eye catching architecture, doors that open and close like poetry, thoughtful natural lighting, exceptional sound and heat insulation. A few of the ingredients.
Our approach dramatically reduces waste as well as genuinely redefining the quality of new build property. Customers buy homes that look gorgeous, work effortlessly and most importantly, don’t cost our planet.
90% Less Plastic Waste
Minimal Concrete Use
Unrivalled heat insulation
We’re building software in 4 key areas.
Like software, the handoff in construction from design to engineering is a negotiation; we iron out kinks, communicate ideas and keep everyone on the same page.
Sunrise, cups of tea, (vegan) bacon sarnies, trucks and cranes. Give everyone complete visibility of when and where their home is being implemented.
Enable engineers to do their best work by answering key questions like; What should I work on next? What materials do I need? I’m running behind, can you notify everyone who will be affected?
Couple our tools to 3rd party software for services like order tracking, warehouse replenishments and more.
We’re currently assembling a software team. This is a good time to join to make your mark for the longrun.
From the get go we’re gearing-up for remote working across the UK. So whether it’s the office, sat on the production line, a busy coffee shop or sat next to the dog with an open fire—you can find your hotspot to get your best work done.
At the end of each cycle of work, we’ll gather at the factory HQ, in Speke, South Liverpool. We have an office in central Manchester.
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