PLOT 9: THE MODULAR HOUSE
NAMES: PAULINE, 55, AND GODFREY, 62
STARTED: AUGUST 2017
FINISHED: SEPTEMBER 2018
BUILD ESTIMATE: £220K
FINAL BUILD COST: £280K
Pauline and Godfrey are hoping to downsize from their three-floored suburban house in Southampton, to a bespoke single-storey modular dwelling. They settle on a particular construction system that allows their home to be built in a factory and delivered to site. But first they must tackle an unsympathetic mortgage market.
After a prolonged financial struggle, one company agrees to give them a mortgage, so they can embark on the journey of delivering their ideal home. However, it does mean any thoughts of Pauline’s retirement are put on hold.
Due to the delays, the company who were going to build their home can no longer complete the order, but thankfully they find another who can. Miraculously, in just 9 weeks from the moment their project hits the production line in the factory, a beautiful, bespoke home is delivered and assembled on plot 9, which goes some way to make up for all the trauma they’ve had to endure.