Incredible Flatpack Buildings that can be Transported anywhere

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Incredible Flatpack Buildings that can be Transported anywhere
Move over IKEA! British engineers create £100,000 flat-pack home that can be unfolded in 10 minutes
• ‘Flat-pack’ homes could be key to rocketing house prices and growing need to house more and more people
• The stylish structures can be used for everything, from homes, classrooms and business spaces, to hospitals
• The ingenious design of the homes means they can be easily transported and set up in as little as 10 minutes

British engineers have developed an incredible £100,000 flat-packed house that can be unfolded in ten minutes.
The adaptable unit can then be packed up with all its furnishings and transported on a lorry just as quickly.
The creators of Ten Fold hope to revolutionise the UK property market by mass producing the stackable homes.
Their aim is to one day create a product that can be both unpacked and packed up again using nothing more than a hand crank.
That vision is still a few years away from reality but even so, engineers have succeeded in a creating a system that unfolds using an 18V handheld drill.

Inventor David Martyn, 58, said its built-in folding partitions and storage space allow it to be used as a home, classrooms, business spaces, pop-up shops, hospital operating theatres and emergency shelters for refugees.
Furnishing such as sofas, beds, chairs, and tables can be tucked away in storage spaces and the whole unit is folded away and relocated in a truck without any specialist tools.
Mr Martyn and his team of four engineers have spent seven years and £4m developing and patenting their designs.
The father-of-four from Wallingford, Oxfordshire, said: ‘It is households and instant extra bedrooms, it’s mobile operating theatres – none of which have been possible until now.
‘The idea is that this technology could easily make a £100,000 home affordable.
‘It could make the option for someone to own a building who doesn’t own the land.
‘It will allow the young to get a building without owning the land, it changes the dynamics of the market which does need to change because it is a transportable property asset.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4696276/The-100-000-flat-packed-house-unfolds-10-minutes.html#ixzz4mpUBGMU9
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