Merchants can support alternative housebuilding

Published:  19 May, 2011

TAUNTON: Mitchell Taylor Workshop has completed a residential project in a Devon village for less than £70 000 a house and using only materials available in the local builder's merchant.

The three town houses on a suburban estate in Tiverton – two black and one red – were built for a combined contract sum of around £200 000.

Piers Taylor of Mitchell Taylor Workshop said: "The point of the project was to demonstrate that for less than £900/sqm there is an alternative to the ubiquitous developer fodder which surrounds it."

They were built using just material that could be sourced in the local Jewson's.

The Bath-based practice has also just started on site with a music school for a college in Berkshire.

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