Habitat for Humanity will build a 3D-printed home in the Peterborough area – Peterborough

Habitat for Humanity is embracing the technology for its next build in the Peterborough area with the construction of a 3D printed house.

The Peterborough and Kawartha area branch has partnered with Peterborough 3D construction builder Cormor to build the area’s first 3D printed affordable home.

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The first 3D home will be built near Fraserville, just 15 kilometers south of the city, and construction is expected to begin in 2023. The multi-bedroom home will be a trial run with the goal of building more homes with this technology.

Habitat for Humanity says 3D printing technology provides more durable, sustainable and affordable homes and can get more people into affordable homes faster. The nonprofit mobilizes volunteers and groups to build affordable homes for low-income families (incomes $35,000 to $84,000) offering no down payment and income-appropriate monthly payments.

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“At a time when the housing crisis is at an all-time high, we are excited about this unique new type of construction that will allow us to build faster, save more money and produce far less construction waste at home. landfill, keeping our environmental footprint in mind,” said Susan Zambonin, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Peterborough and Kawartha Region.

The two organizations are looking for area developers and owners who might be interested in working together to attract more owners to the homes.

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“We are thrilled with this dynamic partnership with the Habitat for Humanity team and look forward to showcasing this innovative new form of construction/design,” said Dwight Corcoran, CEO of Cormor.

“There is a local, national and global housing crisis, and our goal is to be a Canadian leader in demonstrating how this 3D technology will redefine affordable living. It will also give these families peace of mind knowing that their 3D homes are built to withstand the violent and unpredictable storms that are more common in this age of climate change.

In April, Habitat for Humanity completed construction of a multi-unit apartment building on Leahy’s Lane in Peterborough, providing homes for 41 families. Plans are underway to add an additional 12-unit building on the same site, although it will not use 3D technology as these plans were drawn up prior to the partnership.

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