Sir Frederick Gibberd: picture history of the designer of BISF homes
The architects firm established by Sir Frederick Gibberd is still in business and has a nice picture history of his achievements, including BISF homes. Worth a look if you haven't seen it.
Hello Oxford John, thank you for sharing the link.
I recall visiting the Gibberd website several years ago but at the time there wasn't much information available on the site. It looks to have been updated now and I was particularly drawn to the following quote:
1946 BISF House
The firm of John Howard & Co also commission a private sector version with a more daring aesthetic expressing its pre-fabricated nature, with some 1500 units produced. It is testament to the quality of the BISF houses that many last well into the 21st century, significantly exceeding their original design lifespan.
I was not aware of the commission of 1500 private sector versions of the BISF house and I would be very interested to find out more about these properties. I would be particularly interested in any design changes or variations that may have been made.
I'm going to have a good look through the site later today and wanted to thank you for sharing this information. I do have quite a large collection of material on Sir Frederick Gibberd which I hope to share in due course.
Below is a video of Sir Gibberd talking about Harlow New Town.