Status

  • Approved

Type

  • Design
  • Manufacture
  • Construction

Technology

  • Ilke Homes Ltd Modular Volumetric Lightweight Galvanised Steel Building System
  • ILKE Homes System

Ilke Homes builds and supplies modular homes to the UK’s housing market using the latest offsite manufacturing techniques.

Operating independently and ilke Homes works with its partners to help them create sustainable communities they can be proud of.

With an ambitious and keen sense of social purpose, ilke’s mission is to build better homes and to build them in a better way. Our offsite manufacturing techniques bring additionality to traditional construction methods enabling us to deliver homes on a national scale.

Working in partnership with a diverse range of UK’s leading suppliers, housebuilders, developers, RPs and local authorities ilke Homes is committed to delivering desirable, affordable and quality homes the UK needs.

Ilke Homes Ltd Modular Volumetric Lightweight Galvanised Steel Building System

The system comprises factory-assembled lightweight low carbon cold formed galvanised steel-framed (LGSF) volumetric boxes to construct three-storey homes as detached, semi-detached or terraced properties.

Durability Assessment: Minimum of 100 years

Limits of Scope

  • Maximum 3 storeys for residential use
  • Bottom members in contact with foundations/sub-structure must be fully isolated from contact with moisture from the ground or external sources
  • Minimum 15 mm drained cavity behind external wall claddings
  • Adequate sub-floor ventilation must be maintained to the void below the ground floor, in particular where there is no treatment of the ground to prevent moisture entering the void
  • Ilke Homes Ltd. must be contracted for the design, manufacture, supply and erection of the structures
  • A chartered structural engineer suitably experienced in the design of this type of structure must be sub-contracted for the structural analysis and design

ILKE Homes System

The Ilke system utilises a hybrid of Light Gauge Steel and Timber construction to provide a precision engineered solution for low rise housing across a number of different architypes. The combined expertise of Elliott’s and Keepmoat means the factory produced ilke product maintains the look and feel of a traditional house, whilst offering the flexibility to deliver a variety of elevational treatments. We know that the combination of modern manufacture and traditional external design and layout will appeal to clients and consumers alike.

Our range of chassis footprints mean modules can be assembled in our world class facility and then shipped via standard road transport to site fully fitted and ready to install and commission in a matter of days.

The hybrid construction delivers impeccable strength, structural rigidity and thermal efficiency whilst not imposing undue weight on the structure. Therefore we are able to benefit from less intrusive foundation solutions. Depending on local ground conditions we are able to site our homes on simple 6 point pile foundations. These can be sunk in a matter of hours. Of course if ground conditions do not lend themselves to piling, we can also site the houses on a more traditional foundation.

We are able to provide external cladding across a wide spectrum – from render to various brick and stone slips, through to wood cladding. This huge flexibility of finish (as well as our different chassis footprints) allows us to satisfy a wide variety of client needs, design standards and local planning requirements.

Naturally our system benefits from the longevity expected – with an accredited lifespan of consistent with and in some cases in excess of traditional methods. Our initial intention is to focus on 2 and 3 storey solutions. However the structural rigidity and inherent strength in our system is such that we can offer up to 5 storey apartment, student accommodation or extra care solutions with no fundamental change to the structural design.

Because the houses arrive on site fully finished (with only the joint detailing internally and externally to complete, plus service connections) we are able to install up to 8 houses a day, and houses can go from initial installation to occupation in less than 2 weeks.

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