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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In the early 1980s, a fire occurred inside a Airey house which caused extensive damage. Most of the internal wall materials had been destroyed leaving the PRC structure exposed to reveal a number of worrying structural defects. Serious cracking was found in the structural PRC columns caused by inadequate protection of the embedded steel reinforcements […]

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I came across this very interesting and informative essay written by a student and submitted to the UK Essays website. The paper, titled, ‘Asbestos In Buildings: Types and Health Effects’, describes the various types of asbestos that was once commonly used within the UK building industry. The paper also points out that identification of asbestos […]

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The Mowlem Poured Concrete in-Situ House ManufacturerConstruction TypeDesignerPeriod ConstructedAlternateNames.Numbers BuiltW Airey & Sons LtdR Costain LtdPRCPrecast Reinforced ConcreteSir Frederick Gibberd1945–55Airey duo-slab house.26,000 Build Types BungalowsTerraced2 Storey Semi Detached3 Storey Semi Detached Construction DetailsSolid cavity wall. Cast in-situ concrete form of construction, first used in 1952 but mainly in the period 1962 to 1981. Construction substitutes […]

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HEEPS is the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland. This is the Scottish Governments initiative to tackle fuel poverty and increase energy efficiency in homes. HEEPS is a cluster of programmes currently including: Area Based Schemes (ABS) Warmer Homes Scotland Home Energy Scotland Loan Scheme Equity Loan Pilot Scheme Calls about HEEPS are managed by […]

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Extensive improvement work is due to be carried out to properties on the Plas Madoc Estate. This is part of Wrexham Council’s project to ensure all homes in the County Borough achieve the Welsh Government’s Welsh Housing Quality Standard by 2020. The improvements will include installing External Wall insulation and carrying out roofing improvement work […]

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Dramatic New Makeover for 100 council houses in Coedpoeth Nearly 100 council houses in one local village have undergone a dramatic makeover as part on an ongoing housing improvements project. The houses and flats in the Coedpoeth area have recently benefited from having External Wall Insulation installed on their outside walls. The work is designed […]

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This excellent set of images were taken by our guest user Rusla during the removal and installation of a new back door to their BISF house. The gallery shows every stage of the removal process and in particular, the removal of the door frame.

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Dennis Wild Manufacturer: James Wild & Co (Housing) Period built: 1920s Number built: 10,000 Alternative names: Dennis, Dennis Steel Frame House, Dennis-Wild Patent Steel Frame, Composite System, James Wild, Wild,  Wild Steel Frame System. Dennis Wild Steel Framed House. Shortly after the first World War of 1914/18, a number of committees  were set up by […]

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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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