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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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Image Gallery showing the Investigation & Repair of Corroded Steel Frame Stanchion Legs of a BISF House. The chances of your BISF property suffering from severe corrosion to the frame stanchions is fortunately very rare but it does happen, especially if your property is built in an exposed location or has been poorly maintained. Some […]

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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 housing using no-fines concrete and traditional construction methods. The concrete without sand has unusual properties in that it can be […]

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BISF House Architectural Building Plans We have a variety of BISF Type A1  architectural building plans in our archive that we shall be sharing over the coming weeks with our members. Our re-touched plans are based on original documents that have been re-drawn or cleaned and enhanced to improve viewing quality. In some cases certain […]

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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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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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