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Homes for the Homeless

This construction project in Brighton has recently caught DMB's eye.


Homeless people in Brighton are to be housed in specially converted shipping containers; each container comes with bathroom, kitchen and bedroom/living area. These units have been installed in a former scrap metal yard by Brighton's Housing Trust.


article-2521879-1A060AF200000578-222_964x641.jpgAs shown in the pictures above, these containers have been connected in the style of a block of flats with access ladders for the tenants.


article-2241029-16491A79000005DC-37_634x420.jpgThe process is simple. The units are cleared, screed is leveled onto the floor and insulated panels are screwed onto the walls, floor and ceiling. The front wall is fixed into place, consisting of a grouped door and large window. Plumbing and electricity lines are connected and tested, and then the internal panels are fitted to separate the three spaces. Any necessary plastering/decorating and carpeting are done as well as installing the furniture and kitchen units.

As many as 70-100 people are homeless in the Brighton area, these containers are creating individual homes providing people with their own living quarters. 



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