Non Traditional Constructions

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Reema Conclad PRC House – AKA Ribbed, Waffle or Coffered Panel System.

Manufacturer: Reema Construction Co. Ltd. Milford Manor, Salisbury, Wiltshire. The first prototype Reema Conclad house was built in 1964. General production commenced in 1969 to meet the demand for a building system that would combine the speed of erection with the standard and economies of industrialized buildings using tailored external finishings and flexibility in planning …

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Livett-Cartwright Steel Framed House

BACKGROUND AND IDENTIFICATIONBetween 1944 and 1947 various non-traditional house construction systems were assessed by the Interdepartmental Committee on Housing Construction (Burt Committee) to identify promising systems for development. The Livett-Cartwright steel framed house, which was originally named the Bell-Livett or Leeds Corporation house was just one of a number of new non-standard house building systems …

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Non Traditional Houses In Calderdale

This article was first published by Calderdale Council.  NON-TRADITIONAL HOUSING IN CALDERDALE Types of Non-Traditional Housing in CalderdaleAll Non-Traditional House construction types fall into one of the following four categories: Metal Framed Houses  (M)Pre-Cast Concrete Houses (P)In-situ concrete Houses  (S)Timber & framed Houses (T) There are over 500 different non-traditional construction types used in the …

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The Newland (Tarran-Newland) PRC House

Designated defective in England & Wales The Newland house otherwise known as the Tarran-Newland or Tarran-Clyde in Scotland, was constructed by Tarran Industries Ltd, between 1944 and 1956. The structural form of the Newland house is somewhat similar to the Dorran, Myton and Tarran House constructions which were also built by Tarran Industries.All constructions were …

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Rowcon Type I & II Timber Framed House

Manufacturer:  Rowlinson construction Ltd.Period Built: 1961-70     Number Built: 1700  Construction Type: Timber Framed Rowcon Type I Also known as: Rowcon. Manufacturer: Rowlinson construction Ltd. Period Built: 1961 – 70. NumberBuilt: 1700.Identification Characteristics:2-storey terraced houses.Medium pitch gale roof covered with tiles or flat roof covered with bituminous felt.Front and rear external walls of painted plywood …

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A Carlton PRC House

Carlton Precast Reinforced Concrete House

Manufacturer: Concrete Ltd Designer/ Architect: R Pianca & Carlton Contractors Number Built: 350 Period Built: 1965-69 Alternate Names: – Construction Type: PRC Identifying Features 2-storey terraced houses. Shallow pitch gable roof covered with concrete tiles. Front and rear external walls of eaves height PRC columns infilled with vertical timber boarding. Spandrel PC panel at first …

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Kencast Precast Concrete House

Kencast Precast Concrete HouseManufacturer: Kencast Buildings Ltd. Period Build 1960’s. Number Built: 1000 Identification Characteristics: Detached and semi-detached bungalows. Medium Pitch gable roof covered with slates or tiles. External walls rendered throughout. Tile hanging at gable apex. Some bungalows have vertical timber boarding below some front wall window. This picture shows a typical Kencast detached …

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Various Houses of Non Traditional Construction.

Laing Easiform Name: Laing Easiform Type: In Situ Poured Concrete Construction Properties built between 1919 to 1928 have 8″ thick walls of solid no-fines clinker concrete. Properties built between 1925 to 1945 have walls of cast in situ cavity construction with 3″ thick inner and outer leaves and a 2″ cavity, usually finished externally with …

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British Iron & Steel Federation BISF House

The British Iron & Steel Federation (B.I.S.F) Steel Framed House Manufacturer British Iron & Steel Federation/ British Steel Homes Ltd Architect/ Designer Sir Frederick Gibberd Engineer Donovan Lee Also Known As BISF : British Iron & Steel Federation Number Built 36,053 Duration 1944-50 Prior to the end of WWII, the British Iron & Steel Federation …

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MOHLG 5M Steel Framed House

Designer: Ministry of Housing & Local Government Development Group (Patricia Tindale) Period built: 1963–70 Number built: 3500 Alternative names: CLASP 5M The 5M steel framed house is constructed from a lightweight composite steel-and-timber-framed system which was designed by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government Research and Development Group, otherwise referred to as M.O.H.L.G.  The …

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The Original Orlit Prototype Precast Reinforced Concrete PRC House

PROTOTYPE Orlit House at Colnbrook Sponsor:   Orlit Ltd. Builders of Prototype: Orlit Ltd. Site of Prototype: Colnbrook By-pass, Bucks Sites of Development Groups:  Glengall Road and Billson Street, Poplar, London; Bushey Hall Farm Estate, Bushey, Herts. The Orlit system of construction relied on site prefabrication but did not achieve complete dry assembly. The horizontal frame …

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Lowton-Cubit Steel Framed House

Also known as: Cubitt, LC, LC System and Modulow.  Manufacturer: Cubitts Construction Systems Ltd-Lowton-Cubitt Housing Ltd.  Period Built: 1964 – 1970s. Number Built: 3700. Designer: Lowton Construction Group. Lowton-Cubitt Identification Characteristics: 2-storey terraced houses. Brick panels at separating wall. Gable wall of brick throughout, or mathematical tiles to eaves level, and vertical timber boarding at …

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Atholl Demonstration Houses at Neuk Edinburgh

Atholl 1945 Variant and the first Prototype at Neuk, Edinburgh.. A large number of Atholl Steel houses were built in Scotland immediately after the first World War. A prototype Atholl house had already been put into production in England and after receiving several minor modifications it was also selected for production throughout Scotland between 1946 and …

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Wimpey No Fines In Situ Concrete House

The Wimpey No Fines In Situ Concrete House. Manufacturer: George Wimpey & Co Ltd Type: In Situ Concrete Number Built: 300,000 Period Built: 1940’s-60’s AKA: Formwall – Gateshead AMD Wimpey No-Fines Introduction The phrase “No fines” relates to the name of the type of concrete that was used in the construction of this system of …

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Cornish Unit Type 1 Precast Reinforced Concrete House

The Cornish Unit Type 1 Precast Concrete House Classified as defective by the Secretary of State under Part XV1 of the Housing Act 1985 . (England & Wales Only.) Manufacturer: Central Cornwall Concrete & Artificial Stone Co. / Selleck Nicholls & Co. Type: Precast Concrete Designer: A E Beresford & R Tonkin Period Built: 1946-1960’s …

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Cruden Rural Steel Framed House

Manufacturer: Cruden Homes Ltd Type: Steel Frame Period Built: 1947-1950 AKA: Cruden Rural Number Built: 3,000 Cruden House background information. In the post-war years a group of skilled contractors joined forces to form Cruden Houses Limited. In 1946, the company submitted plans to build the steel framed Cruden Rural House to the Inter-departmental Committee on …

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Defective Housing Law Change Scotland

Legislation repealed in Scotland Furious couple trapped in ‘defective’ house deemed to be worth NOTHING That was the headline of a news article published by the Scottish Tabloid Newspaper, The Daily Record. The article outlined the plight of Lorraine Gallagher and husband John who were shocked to find out that a surveyor had valued their …

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Tarran Clyde House

The Tarran Clyde House Following completion of a large number of Tarran temporary bungalows, the renamed Tarran-Clyde company produced this semi-detached cottage block. Glasgow built a prototype block of 2 units at Garscube in 1947. DATE BUILT  Glasgow; 1947 NUMBER BUILT2 units built at Garscube.226 units; Built at Aberdeen, Kincardine & Deeside, Kirkcaldy, Monklands, Perth …

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