Modular home on stilts could make floodplains livable

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Based in the United Kingdom, The Larkfleet Group of Companies has applied for building permission for its experimental home on stilts. Built using a modular steel-frame, the home is designed to be disassembled, moved and reassembled if or where necessary. Rather than a foundation, the home sits on a steel ring beam. Eight mechanical jacks are used to raise the building one and a half meters off the ground. The team behind the design envisions families raising the home to its full height when flood warnings are issued and then leaving for safer areas. In an emergency, the home could…

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