Prefab boom

A report by Standard Life Bank says 41% of thirty-somethings would consider buying a prefabricated house. The market for prefabs is worth 1.6bn and growing by 30% peryear. Penthouses built off site and delivered by helicopter to your rooftop, timber lodges and two-bedroom homes assembled within three daysare all examples of modern prefabs.

Far removed from the shaky box-style structures that studded our post war landscape, these flat-pack homes are now heralded as the ultimate in cool.