RuralZEDTM has a hybrid laminated timber frame, strong enough to support thermally massive walls, floor finishes and ceilings. It has been designed to provide flexible masterplan options allowing all orientations. The system encourages local variety and materials encouraging the development of the local vernacular. One major advantage of using kit systems is the ability to provide fixed prefabricated kit prices with volume discounts. This greatly helps in the drive to bring down prices in an industry that is still fearful of the added cost of low/ zero carbon housing.