The use of a Project 13 delivery framework supports quality and performance outcomes from housing delivery, not simply assurance of build costs. This approach ensures long-term guaranteed performance of applied technologies and construction methods that use high performance standards (beyond the anticipated Future Homes Standard) and robust accreditation through BOPAS. The integrated construction process links productivity and quality, delivering long term performance for both investor and occupier.
futureproof has created an accessible route to home ownership by developing a flexible form of ownership that redresses the socioeconomic inequality in the housing market. Its fair and flexible financial mechanism means people can buy or rent these homes, and benefit from reduced running costs.
futureproof seeks to anticipate societal and environmental change and delivers a business model to enable zero emission development. Zero-emission homes are standard within futureproof developments, where active energy technology can produce, monitor and store energy - and are even designed to enable grid flexibility and community energy storage. The design, layout and specifications anticipate issues of overheating and habitability under a changed climate too.
futureproof is the first business model that addresses multiple housing market failures simultaneously using a single coherent investable financial package. Rather than a short-term approach which seeks to maximise profit, futureproof supports the long term development of a community and uses its financial model to create value over the whole project lifecycle.
The use of Modern Methods of Construction mean greater levels of certainty in the logistics underpinning the construction process. Swan Housing manufactures volumetric housing in both CLT and light gauge steel technologies. The volumetric approach reduces the onsite construction period for a house to a matter of days rather than months. This level of precision, coupled with a digitally enabled construction management process, reduce risk for investors and accelerate the period between investment and returns.
futureproof redistributes the value in home construction across the supply chain, incentivising quality-focused outcomes rather than a transactional, lowest cost approach. Its model is more attractive to investors as it minimises short term risk and creates longer term reward through flexible tenure models and properties that generate their own revenue from energy.
It also bakes whole-life value into the techniques and technologies used in the construction process. By accelerating the pace of high-quality, zero-emission homes and bringing them to market on an accessible, flexible basis, futureproof delivers homes that are better quality, built with accuracy, require less maintenance, are active energy homes, come with guaranteed running costs and can adapt to evolving user needs and environmental change.