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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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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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Laing Easi-Form The Easi-Form method of building was first designed by Laing and Co in the early 1900’s which involved pouring concrete into various types of mould designs which had been set up on site, otherwise known as in-situ. The first house was successfully constructed in 1919, and a further 5000 dwellings were built during the […]

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Howard House The Howard house was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd who also designed the BISF House. The steel framed designed was privately promoted by John Howard & Company. The Howard House had a  more industrial aesthetic design, and Sir Gibberd was more adventurous in his use of innovative materials and technologies of the time. […]

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The reference number listed in front of each house type, is the B.R.E (Building Research Establishment) identification reference for this property type. The B.R.E produce printed reports for some of these house types can purchase from the B.R.E website. P001 Adams H1 P002 Adams HVA3 P003 Airey P004 Alcrete P005 AMcK P006 Anglia Type A […]

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The reference number listed in front of each house type, is the B.R.E (Building Research Establishment) identification reference for this property type. The B.R.E produce sometimes produce printed reports which can be purchased direct, from the B.R.E website.M001- AGB Modular 6 M002- AIROH Temporary Bungalow M003 – Aluminium Bungalow BL8 M004 – Aluminium House M005 […]

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The reference number listed in front of each house type, is the B.R.E (Building Research Establishment) identification reference for this property type. The B.R.E produce printed reports for some of these house types can purchase from the B.R.E website. S001 Aberdeen Corporation S002 Alderton S003 Arup S004 Banton No-Fines S005 Beco Wallform S006 Blackburn No-Fines […]

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A list of Timber Framed buildings and their corresponding B.R.E (Building Research Establishment) reference number. The B.R.E produce printed reports for some of these builds, copies of which can be purchased direct from the B.R.E website. Ref No    :   Name    /    No. Built T001 Aberdeen Corporation / No : 40 T002 […]

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Unity Properties   Introduction The Unity system was devised by architects Kendrick, Findlay and Partners. An early design was used for probably under 100 houses in the 1947-48 period, then a re-design was used to build possibly 3,000 houses between 1948 and 1950. A further re-design in 1950 was used for – the next 10 […]

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The Airey House design was developed by Leeds-based builder, Sir Edwin Airey in the aftermath of the Second World War. Airey House – Classified as defective by the Secretary of State under Part XVI of the Housing Act 1985 but can be repaired under an approved repair scheme which would make the property mortgageable. It […]

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Arcal steel framed houses Houses : were constructed as two storey detached, semi-detached and terraced houses. The lower half ground floor elevation of the Front and rear external walls were finished with a coat of render. The upper elevation of the front and rear external walls was fitted with glazed asbestos cement sheets. Gable walls were […]

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Manufactured by: Henry Boot & Sons Number Built: England 7200 / Scotland 1000 Year of Manufacture: 1910 – 1930 The structure of the early 1900s Boot house comprises of twin, precast reinforced concrete columns set at approximately 3 ft centres. Each column is constructed with an inner and outer section located within the two leaves […]

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