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Manufacturer: George Wimpey & Co. Ltd Period built: 1940s–1970s Number built: 300,000 Alternative names: Butterfly, Butterfly No-Fines, Formwall, Gateshead Butterfly, Gateshead No-Fines, No-Fines Wimpey, Wimpey W6M   George Wimpey and Co. developed a system of [Read More]

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This article was first published in 2014. Prices shown may have varied since this date. Despite a massive push in the past by Government agencies, energy companies and local authorities to increase the energy efficiency [Read More]

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The Swisspan System supplied by Swisspan External Wall Insulation Swisspan is an insulated render system used to overclad existing properties where the possibilities for mechanical fixing are restricted to structural elements, typically structural frames with [Read More]

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Sykes have undertaken numerous BISF renovation projects for various companies including South Tyneside Homes, East Bolden.   Sykes Specialist Contracting Ltd have completed the installation of the Alumasc Swisspan System to 30 BISF Houses at South [Read More]

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Henry Boot construction undertake BISF renovation work for local authorities and housing associations. Henry Boot Construction Barnsley Project for Berneslai Homes The project included external structural repairs, insulated render application under the Decent Homes modernisation programme [Read More]

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Carillion Energy Services were deployed by Bristol City Council to upgrade the thermal efficiency and aesthetics of BISF houses in Shirehampton primarily using the PermaRock system. PermaRock Mineral Fibre Insulated Render System Finish:PermaRock Acrylic K1.5mm [Read More]

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Pegasus externals Wombwell project Barnsley  Ninety houses were completed in 21 weeks. 2007 INCA award winner: Best use of insulated render and cladding for residential low rise / refurbishment. The BISF houses in the Windmill Road area [Read More]

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Anglian External Refurbishment North Lincs BISF Insulation North Lincs Anglian has completed an external envelope refurbishment scheme for Registered Social Landlord North Lincolnshire Homes. The refurbished houses are British Iron and Steel Federation (BISF) non-traditional [Read More]

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BISF Homes In Shortlees Get a Facelift Atrium Newsletter pdf BISF Renovation Scheme by Atrium Homes Work is complete on a £1.3 million facelift to 45 BISF houses in Shortlees, Kilmarnock. The work which has [Read More]

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Alcrete Precast Concrete Manufactured by : The Structural and Mechanical Development Engineers Ltd Designed by: The Bristol Aeroplane (Housing) Co. Period built: 1940s Number built: n/k Alternative names: Alcrete Mk I/ Alcrete Mk II/ Bristol [Read More]

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Addison PRC Constructed House Designer: H Addison Period built: 1920 Introduction There is very limited information available regarding this particular type of property, constructed from Precast Reinforced Concrete and Timber. The Building Research Establishment (BRE) [Read More]

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Reema (Hollow Panel) Type PRC Houses Classified as being ‘Defective’ by the Secretary of State under Part XVI of the Housing Act 1985, unless subject to approved repair. Manufactured by Reema Ltd, it is understood [Read More]

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Image Gallery showing the Investigation & Repair of Corroded Steel Frame Stanchion Legs of a BISF House. Stanchion or steel frame corrosion and repairs The chances of your BISF property suffering from severe corrosion to [Read More]

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I am planning to apply an external wall insulation system to my BISF house, in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. I will be removing the 1st floor metal cladding and all the external render and apply [Read More]

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Hi all, my next project will be refurbishing the bathroom as it is in a sad state. The previous owner of the house was in his 90s and presumably could not get into or out [Read More]

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BISF House Internal Structure The internal structure of a British Iron & Steel Federation house is unique in many ways. Most of the rigid steel support frame is hidden inside the wall cavities of the [Read More]

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Hi We are interested in buying a steel framed house. The house is currently cash buy only because of slight corrosion to the steel frame. The survey has revealed evidence of corrosion at the bases [Read More]

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In this latest feature we take a fly on the wall look at Denton’s BISF Dressing Room Project detailing the renovation and remodeling of his newly acquired BISF House interior. Denton is a valued member and regular contributor [Read More]

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House Building in Post War Coventry Resulted In Loss Of 1,500 BISF Homes In 1943 local authorities across the UK  were directed by the government had to assess their long-term housing requirements. In Coventry, the [Read More]

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What Home Improvements Have You Made in Your Home? We Know that BISF home owners are passionate and resourceful when it comes to home improvements. We want to know what you yourself have done to [Read More]

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