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Offsite construction firm Project Etopia has acquired self-build specialist Tribus Homes, along with its Devon manufacturing facility.
Tribus Homes, which has already been working in partnership
with Tribus Homes under the ‘E-Tribus’ banner, manufactures homes using the
same structural insulated panels (SIPs) employed by Project Etopia.
Tribus is capable of building 200 modular homes a year from
its manufacturing facility outside Tiverton and Project Etopia homes that it
can provide a model for setting up smaller manufacturing facilities around the
country to support its 2,000-home-a-year factory in Ellesmere Port.
Joseph Daniels, CEO of Project Etopia, said: “We are
delighted to formally bring Tribus Homes under the Etopia banner.
“This acquisition means we can use Tribus Homes’
manufacturing facility in Devon to produce up to 200 new homes a year in the
South West without needing to transport goods around the country, making
developments much more sustainable.
“The factory is a prime example of how a number of
satellite, small-scale facilities can be positioned around the country to
create local jobs and deliver homes.
“Tribus will continue to provide people with their dream self-build homes, all of which will feature the smart home and energy technology incorporated in all Etopia projects.”
Tribus Homes’ co-founder Les McArdle will stay on as managing director of the business.