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Review of The Evolution of British Low-Rise Prefabricated Housing.

Purpose This paper explores academic papers and reports and presents a chronology of the evolution of British low-rise prefabricated housing. The paper provides chronological information for construction and surveying researchers undertaking research in associated areas. Design/methodology/approach This is a qualitative literature review, providing an exploration and analysis of academic papers and reports on low-rise prefabricated housing. Findings A substantial literature was discovered. However, there are gaps in the available literature. The history of British construction technology is a rich research area but is under-researched. Prefabricated housing has a long history dating back to the 11th Century. Stigmatised from the failures of housing in the 20th Century, it is being increasingly used again in the 21st Century when considering mass housing supply.