The Government’s energy efficient, home improvement loan scheme, the Green Deal, has just been relaunched – but this time it is being funded by the private sector. The first 3 loans have been issued according to Kilian Pender, the new Green Deal Finance Company chief executive. What is the Green Deal? The Green Deal was a Government scheme […]
Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers
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 whereby the Survyor has wrongly labelled a BISF house as “Defective under Prt XV1 of the Housing Act 1985. Before […]
The BL8 Bungalow is an aluminium framed system constructed between 1948 and 1950 and are semi-detached and detached units. Manufacturer: A W Hawksley Ltd – Bristol Aeroplane Co. Forms: Detached, semi-detached and terraced bungalows Built between 1948 -1950 AKA: Permanent Aluminium Bungalow, BL8D Aluminium Bungalow, Blackburn, Hawksley Aluminium Bungalow BL8 , BL8D Total Built Appx 55,000 Constructed almost entirely of aluminium, the […]
My ground floor layout
Having lived in a BISF house for 20 odd years we have moved the ground floor layout about to suite our needs various times over the years. When the kids were young we had the whole lot open plan but as the family has got older its nice to have a few separate rooms.
At the moment I have the front room split from the back and I have the kitchen running right along the back of the house with a downstairs WC where the back door used to be. With a conservatory dining room this makes a huge kitchen / diner which is a great family room and the living room separate from all the cooking smells and noise 🙂
I have put a wall up the side of the staircase which is double boarded and insulated so you cant hear what music or TV is going on upstairs/downstairs and put in a false fireplace to house the TV and all digital stuff.
The addition of a bay window in the front lets loads of light in and makes the room feel bigger and a porch helps prevent you opening to front door to the street with the downstairs hall way wall removed.
As a builder I love my BISF house as its so much easier to move walls around and the steels are there for you to just work around 🙂
Hello there, we are just in the process of buying a BISF house and have been wondering about whether it’s possible to add a bay window the the living room. Do you have a picture of yours?
Yes I have attached the images, I have kept my bay the full height of the window opening, I know some people brick up to make the window smaller but I wanted as much window as possible 🙂
It’s a bay window with leaded roof.
3 sided with equal sightline openings and every part opens so three fan lights and three opening casements.