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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 [Read More]

BISF Houses, Social Housing Projects 0

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 [Read More]

BISF Houses, Member Projects 0

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 [Read More]

Metal Framed Houses 0

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 [Read More]

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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 [Read More]

BISF Houses, Featured 1

I have ripped the inside of my house out. Fireplace gone. Built a new wall in the larger front bedroom close to the edge of the window knocking down the wall in the little room [Read More]

Member Posts 1

Trusteel Mk II Also known as: Minox or Trusteel. Manufacturer: Trusteel Corporation (Universal) Ltd. Period Built: 1946–66. Number Built: 20 000. Designer: C.R.Stapleford. Trusteel Identification Characteristics: Bungalows, chalet bungalows and 2-storey detached, semi-detached and terraced [Read More]

Featured, Metal Framed Houses 3

Trusteel 3M Also known as: Trusteel. Manufacturer: Trusteel Corporation (Universal) Ltd. Period Built: 1966 -76. Number built: 17 000. Designers: M R Park and C R Stapleford. Identification Characteristics: Trusteel Bungalow Bungalows, 2-storey semi-detached and [Read More]

Metal Framed Houses 0

Lowton-Cubitt Also known as Cubitt, LC, LC System and Modulow.  Manufacturers: Cubitts Construction Systems Ltd and Lowton-Cubitt Housing Ltd.  Period Built: 1964 – 1970s. Number Built: 3700. Designer: Lowton Construction Group.   Lowton-Cubitt Identification Characteristics: [Read More]

Metal Framed Houses 0

The devastating Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017 was, according to reports, made all the worse by the flammability of the insulated rainscreen panels that were affixed to the outside of the building which caused [Read More]

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Tarran Mark 4 Temporary Bungalow The walls were formed of dished precast concrete panels of storey height and 405mm wide, aggregate faced on the outside. A timber spine was fixed in the joint between the [Read More]

Defective Housing Act 1985, Metal Framed Houses, Non Traditional Constructions 0

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 [Read More]

Non Traditional Constructions, Timber Framed Houses 0

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 [Read More]

Metal Framed Houses 0

We spend a huge amount of time in our livings rooms. It’s an important retreat, a space to relax, unwind or entertain. It’s the perfect place to leave behind the stresses of the day and [Read More]

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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, [Read More]

In-situ Concrete Houses 3

Howard House THE HOWARD HOUSE (British) John Howard & Co. Ltd., Civil Engineering Contractors, Imperial House, Dominion St., London, E.C.2. Architect : Frederick Gibberd, F.R.I.B.A., A.M.P.T.I. The Howard house was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd [Read More]

Metal Framed Houses 2

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 [Read More]

Precast Concrete Houses 0

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 [Read More]

Non Traditional Constructions 0

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 [Read More]

In-situ Concrete Houses 0

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 [Read More]

Timber Framed Houses 0

Airey House – Classified as defective by the Secretary of State under Part XVI of the Housing Act 1985.  The Airey House design was developed by Leeds-based builder, Sir Edwin Airey in the aftermath of [Read More]

Defective Housing Act 1985, Precast Concrete Houses 0