3D printed houses to be constructed in the UK for the first time

Artists' impression of Charter Street
(Image credit: Building for Humanity)

The UK’s first 3D printed houses are being developed, potentially showcasing a low-cost, efficient way of building homes that could revolutionise the construction industry. 

3D printing is said to be a quick and efficient building method that is cheaper to than more traditional build routes. It is claimed it could reduce build costs by as much as 30%, according to not-for-profit housing provider Building for Humanity.

David Hilton
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