Category Archives: Refurbishment

Aberdeen City Council is currently seeking tenders to carry out renovation and refurbishment work on 20 BISF properties in Aberdeen. The planned works comprise of the repair to the fabric & structure of the BISF houses and include the application of external wall insulation and external wall render along with re-decoration of the existing windows. […]

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Image Gallery showing the Investigation & Repair of Corroded Steel Frame Stanchion Legs of a BISF House. The chances of a BISF house suffering from severe corrosion to the frame is fortunately rare, however corrosion at the base of the stanchion legs does occasionally occur, particularly in properties that have not been well maintained or […]

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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 of homes within the United Kingdom, Many owners of BISF houses are still living in thermally inefficient properties. BISF Houses […]

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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 non load-bearing steel or concrete infill panels and non-traditional house types such as Airey Duo Slab, BISF, Cornish, Crudens and […]

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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 Tyneside. The contract was completed in three weeks and from a delayed start due to a change in design the […]

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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 which was applied to 27 British Iron and Steel Federation (BISF) houses in Thurnscoe. Works included external insulation upgrades to […]

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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 and Brick Effect Render Finishes The Project: Various types of work was undertaken to upgrade the thermal efficiency and aesthetics […]

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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 of Wombwell have been refurbished, with Alumasc’s Swisspan Insulated Render System. Swisspan exactly met the specifiers technical requirements for a […]

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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 construction, of which approximately 35,000 were built in the UK between 1944 and 1950. The scope of refurbishment included external […]

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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 been undertaken on behalf of Atrium by CCG Ltd started in September 2010, with the properties undergoing a range of […]

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Could your loft be putting your family at risk? Our Country can sometimes bask in prolonged summer heatwaves, such as the the record breaking summers of 1976 and 2013. The Met Office frequently issue a Level 3 Heatwave Warnings during such spells of hot weather and in 2013 MPs called for the Countries wilting workforce […]

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As evidenced by previous case studies, Metrotile Lightweight Roofing systems are an excellent choice when refitting or refurbishing  non-traditional properties that require lightweight roofing systems.  In Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, Cannock Chase Council and Keepmoat Housing oversee housing stock that includes non standard built properties including, Cornish Units and Reema dwellings; Cornish Units were constructed post […]

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Although featured back in 2010, we thought we would take a closer look at Helena Partnerships superb BISF renovation scheme in Moss Bank. Helena Partnerships is the largest social landlord in St Helens taking ownership of around 13,000 homes. The partnership was formed in 2002, when a large portion of the local councils housing stock […]

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BISF and Riley Homes Receive Makeover Parkway Green is delighted  with the results of external refurbishment of 251 non traditional steel frame homes. External insulation work has was carried out on the BISF and Riley Homes in Newall Green. This will help customers to reduce fuel bills whilst improving the overall appearance of the area. […]

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Over the years Retrofit UK Ltd has partnered with local authorities to improve BISF housing stocks nationwide. Retrofit UK Ltd has a strong working relationship with all major systems designers & as such are approved installers nationwide. Based at a head office in central Cambridgeshire & with a nationwide workforce, Retrofit UK Ltd is ideally […]

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The below images have been kindly supplied to us by A. J Balfour Associates The images shows a number of BISF Houses undergoing inspection and the external repair and refurbishment of these steel framed houses. The images were taken by members of the A.J. Balfour team who are specialists in consulting civil & structural engineering. […]

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Rendering & Plastering Service, Plymouth, Devon & Cornwall If you are searching for BISF rendering or plastering services in Plymouth, Devon or Cornwall, then look no further than MPC Plastering Contractors. A company who specialise in internal plastering, external rendering and thin coat insulated render systems. At BISF House.com, we constantly express the need to employ tradesmen […]

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