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Manufacturer: Solid Cedar Homes Ltd Designer: Robert G Tarran (Tarran Idustries Ltd Dundee / Solid Cedar Homes Ltd ) Years built: 1938–40 Number built: 600 Built as 2-storey semi-detached houses with minor variations and having a Medium pitch hipped roof covered with plain tiles. In Dundee orders were given in 1938 for 500 solid red […]

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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 Aeroplane The Alcrete House is sometimes mistakenly misidentified as a BISF House, due to external design similarities. Built as two […]

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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) does not hold any significant information in relation to this construction type, although it is known that a number of […]

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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 that approximately 17,600 houses of this type were known to have been built between 1945 and 1966 (16,000 England, 1,600 […]

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Here we have a gallery of images showing the BISF house, steel frame stanchion investigation and the repair process involved to rectify the issue. Stanchion or steel frame corrosion and repairs The chances of your BISF property suffering from severe corrosion to the frame stanchions is fortunately very rare but it does happen, especially if […]

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I have ripped the inside of my house out. Fireplace gone. Built a new wall in the larger front bedroom close to the edge of the window knocking down the wall in the little room to create a decent size room where you can fit a four foot double now. All internal walls removed to […]

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Trusteel Mk II Also known as: Minox or Trusteel. Manufacturer: Trusteel Corporation (Universal) Ltd. Period Built: 1946–66. Number Built: 20 000. Designer: C.R.Stapleford. Trusteel Identification Characteristics: Bungalows, chalet bungalows and 2-storey detached, semi-detached and terraced houses. Medium pitch hipped or gable roof covered with plain or interlocking concrete tiles. External walls of brick, plain or [...]
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Trusteel 3M Also known as: Trusteel. Manufacturer: Trusteel Corporation (Universal) Ltd. Period Built: 1966 -76. Number built: 17 000. Designers: M R Park and C R Stapleford. Identification Characteristics: Bungalows, 2-storey semi-detached and terraced houses. Shallow pitch gable roof or monopitch covered with interlocking concrete tiles or slates or flat roof covered with asphalt. External [...]
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Lowton-Cubitt Also known as Cubitt, LC, LC System and Modulow.  Manufacturers: Cubitts Construction Systems Ltd and Lowton-Cubitt Housing Ltd.  Period Built: 1964 – 1970s. Number Built: 3700. Designer: Lowton Construction Group.   Lowton-Cubitt Identification Characteristics: 2-storey terraced houses. Medium pitch gable roof covered with interlocking concrete tiles. External walls of tile hanging, PVC shiplap boarding, […]

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The devastating Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017 was, according to reports, made all the worse by the flammability of the insulated rainscreen panels that were affixed to the outside of the building which caused the fire to spread at astonishing speed and as a result 80 lives were tragically lost in the inferno. This […]

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Tarran Mark 4 Temporary Bungalow The walls were formed of dished precast concrete panels of storey height and 405mm wide, aggregate faced on the outside. A timber spine was fixed in the joint between the panels to which the lining and insulation were secured. The pitched roof was clad with corrugated asbestos cement sheeting. Although […]

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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, Permanent Aluminium Total Built Appx 55,000 Constructed almost entirely of […]

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