Researchers in the north-east are conducting a study which could bring down costs for homebuyers.
Robert Gordon University (RGU) is involved in a study into a construction method which would see joints manufactured by robots.
It could lead to less delays, inaccuracies and material waste.
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Theo Dounas, from the university’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, said: “This proof-of-concept research will look at the process of designing a simple timber prototype house to address market needs.
“It is hoped that through this initial project, our solution could bring dramatic benefits not just to the Scottish housing market, but also to the construction market.
“We would then hope to develop a range of ideas and solutions, from logistics, to design, to the real testing of CLT joints, and formation of insulated composite panels.”