With an ever increasing need for affordable housing, it is good to see some innovative ideas being proposed. The thought of having a modular, mass produced system that is also flexible enough to grow with your individual needs is an appealing one.

Say what you want about the Americans, but they do seem to have a handle on this sort of construction. They have long been pioneering with alternatives to bricks and mortar, and this Ohio based firm has taken this to the next level.

Log Kit have introduced a proposed concept called Snap-Lock Interchangeable House Parts. Designed to be easy to assemble and unique from one another, this might just be the answer to our sense of individuality and different tastes.

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With Loq•kit’s interchangeable parts, houses can be easily modified. The house parts have been designed to be released if needed, and interchanged with each other to make unique configurations. Parts no longer needed for one home can be used to assemble another. All parts are reusable without damage.

Loq•kit can help you plan and reconfigure your home. Parts that you don’t need can be traded-in for new ones. Rather than pay to fill a dumpster when remodeling, with a Loq•kit home you are credited for the parts you no longer need. Because your parts are interchangeable with other Loq•kit homes, Loq•kit can offer them at a discount to other homeowners who are making changes or building new – an economically sustainable system of reuse!

The lifetime care of homes by Loq•kit ensures that reused components are continuously routed through the company, where they may be graded for continued service. At a point where a component is judged to be sub-standard, Loq•kit will be in possession of the part, where it can be broken down into singular materials for recycling into new components.

Need more space in your conventional brick and mortar house? Alterations would no longer be a time consuming, costly and messy business. Your loft space could be converted into a second floor, the possibilities are really endless.

Lets hope something comes of this, and is truly affordable to the masses.

 

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