IKEA is no longer just a furniture powerhouse. The Swedish-based company is throwing its hat into the modular housing ring with BoKlok, a sustainable home provider co-owned with Skanska. BoKlok has just made a significant step toward starting construction by selecting TopHat, a modular housing manufacturer, to create affordable, energy-efficient homes in the UK. During a five year contract, the two companies will team up to build two and three-bedroom houses made of timber and furnished by IKEA brand furniture. The homes are designed to maximize natural light and minimize energy consumption.
BoKlok UK, the sustainable, quality low-cost home provider, jointly owned by Skanska and IKEA, has announced that it has appointed leading technology-driven modular housing manufacturer TopHat, to help deliver part of its first product offering in the UK.
The five-year contract will see TopHat work with BoKlok to manufacture two and three-bedroom houses. Like all BoKlok developments, the homes will be made from timber frames and will feature key BoKlok characteristics such as natural light, low energy consumption and IKEA fittings. All homes will be BOPAS (Building Offsite Property Assurance Scheme) certified.
TopHat was selected as a key supply chain partner due to its commitment to quality and sustainability. Its precision-led Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) technology is the first of its kind; using sustainable materials in factories to produce high quality homes at pace.