It was reported that youth homelessness is up 40% in the last 5 years. This means the future of the construction landscape can also change – a full-stop product within construction has to last a long time which allows a full-stop product like OGEL to take away the reliance on brick and cement in a cost-effective manner due to its modular properties.
In terms of safety and warmth, OGEL has a lower u-value (rate of transfer of heat through a structure) than a double-skinned brick wall with cavity insulation. Additionally, OGEL panels are coated with an intumescent coating which provides a high standard of fire resistance.
These benefits mean the issues around substandard housing can be addressed – having OGEL pods means temporary but long-term sustainable and suitable housing can be provided in homeless hotspots.
Does it stop there?
A full-stop product can be created in different industries to aid other world issues, but what we know about a full-stop product like OGEL within construction means we have the solution to all three issues by getting the world to build with our 21st-century construction system.