Category Archives: Non Traditional Constructions

The reference number listed in front of each house type, is the B.R.E (Building Research Establishment) identification reference for this property type. The B.R.E produce printed reports for some of these house types can purchase [Read More]

Precast Concrete Houses 0

The reference number listed in front of each house type, is the B.R.E (Building Research Establishment) identification reference for this property type. The B.R.E produce sometimes produce printed reports which can be purchased direct, from [Read More]

Non Traditional Constructions 0

The reference number listed in front of each house type, is the B.R.E (Building Research Establishment) identification reference for this property type. The B.R.E produce printed reports for some of these house types can purchase [Read More]

In-situ Concrete Houses 0

A list of Timber Framed buildings and their corresponding B.R.E (Building Research Establishment) reference number. The B.R.E produce printed reports for some of these builds, copies of which can be purchased direct from the B.R.E [Read More]

Timber Framed Houses 0

Airey House – Classified as defective by the Secretary of State under Part XVI of the Housing Act 1985.  The Airey House design was developed by Leeds-based builder, Sir Edwin Airey in the aftermath of [Read More]

Defective Housing Act 1985, Precast Concrete Houses 0

Arcal steel framed houses Houses : were constructed as two storey detached, semi-detached and terraced houses. The lower half ground floor elevation of the Front and rear external walls were finished with a coat of render. [Read More]

Metal Framed Houses 0

Manufactured by: Henry Boot & Sons Number Built: England 7200 / Scotland 1000 Year of Manufacture: 1910 – 1930 The structure of the early 1900s Boot house comprises of twin, precast reinforced concrete columns set [Read More]

Metal Framed Houses 0

Steel Frame Repair Steel-framed structures are designed with a life expectancy to make them practical to build and use. With proper repair and maintenance it is often possible to extend the life of a steel [Read More]

Metal Framed Houses 0

I own a Cussins steel framed property and the attached property was recently refurbished by the housing company that owned it. I noticed that the frame required repair and I was hoping you could give [Read More]

Metal Framed Houses 1

BISF Houses Are Not Defective Under Part XV1 of the Housing Act 1985 Of all the e-mails that we receive here at BISF House, by far the most common relate to home buyers receiving surveys [Read More]

Defective Housing Act 1985, Featured 0

Does My House Need A Repair Certificate Guest Question: I currently have my BISF house up for sale and I have found a prospective buyer. The problem is that years ago, my house was externally [Read More]

Buying & Selling, Defective Housing Act 1985, Q&A's 0

BISF Steel Frame House – Defective or Not? Following the post war housing shortage of the 1940’s, thousands of homes were built across the width and breadth of the country using a range of new [Read More]

Defective Housing Act 1985, Q&A's 0