Defective Housing

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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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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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Legislation repealed in Scotland Furious couple trapped in ‘defective’ house deemed to be worth NOTHING That was the headline of a news article published by the Scottish Tabloid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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1940's reema hollow panel

Reema (Hollow Panel) Type PRC Houses

Reema (Hollow Panel) Type PRC Houses Classified as being ‘Defective’ by the Secretary of State under Part XVI of the Housing Act 1985, in England & Wales unless subject to approved repair. Manufactured by Reema Construction Ltd of Salisbury Wiltshire was formed in 1948. Approximately 17,600 houses of this type were known to have been …

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Tarran Mark 4 (IV) Temporary Bungalow

The Tarran Mark 4 Temporary Bungalow Manufacturer: Tarran Industries LtdAlternative names: Prefab, Tarran Tarran Mark IVDesigner: R Tarran Years built:1944–56Exact Number built: Not known but thousands were constructed. Side Note: In 1946 Glasgow, 315 Tarran units were built at various locationsIn other parts of Scotland; 273 Tarran units were built at Cumbernauld &. Kilsyth, Dumbarton, …

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BISF Steel Framed Houses – Are They Defective or Not?

BISF Steel Frame House – Defective or Not? Following the post war housing shortage of the 1940’s, thousands of homes were built across the width and breadth of the country using a range of new and unproven building methods. Many of these houses have since been demolished or have suffered from serious structural defects making …

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