Contractor brings green Swedish housing concept with certified BRE to the UK market

Contractor Skanska has imported and adapted ModernaHus, a medium rise Swedish housing solution, now fully certified with BRE for the UK market.


ModernaHus has been designed to accommodate and be connected to PV solar panels, solar water panels, biomass CHP, ground source heat pumps and the alike.

Nick Forwood, head of communities marketing for Skanska UK, said: “It is a panelised residential concept for four to 11 storeys apartments.

“Skanska has invested to innovate in process, and, while using tried and tested construction methods, to offer improved quality in finish, faster onsite programmes, and become more cost effective compared to traditional solutions.”

Since the total energy demand of ModernaHus is already 35% less than Part L, the cost of meeting up to 20% of total energy demand for renewable is already reduced.

It also uses a whole house ventilation unit with an integral heat recovery extract to recover up to 70% of the warm air produced from the kitchens and bathrooms.

Skanska is currently in the process of preparing for its first development using ModernaHus. The scheme will be submitted for planning later this year.