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Featured BISF Property, Aylesbury Todays featured BISF Property is currently Sold subject to contract after being promoted online by our advertising partner Zoopla, and offered for sale via the online estate agency house simple.com  BISF houses are probably one of the easiest types of property to renovate internally, as none of the internal walls are […]

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Wrexham Council’s Executive Board has approved £54m investment, aimed at upgrading its housing stock… Wrexham Council’s ambitious project to modernize its entire housing stock has a received a massive boost after a record £54m investment was approved by the Council’s Executive Board. The local authority said that the spending programme agreed for 2016/17 will ensure […]

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An External Wall Insulation solution for Welsh housing Wrexham County Borough Council outline their push in getting homes ready for the Welsh Housing Quality Standard by installing External Wall Insulation as a solution for tackling fuel poverty in some of its coldest homes… Private and council owned homes in the area have been able to […]

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8 March, 2016 A major improvement project to modernise more than 60 steel-built homes in Salford is gathering pace. Salix Homes is working alongside Oldham-based building specialists Emanuel Whittaker to transform 67 homes on the Weaste Steel estate. The estate, built in 1948, is made up of pre-fabricated-style homes, known as British steel framed houses, […]

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We’re thinking of bringing our Fireplace back into occasional use, has anyone got any advice, or experience of this? Thanks, Sean Having opened up the fire place it looks like it was intended for gas use only as it has a plaster board back? There also appears to be a capped gas pipe, cut water […]

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The £500,000 BISF House As the saying goes, “It’s very good, in Cricklewood”, and for a select few BISF Homeowners their house values are very good too! That’s because Cricklewood, north-west London, is home to Prayle Grove and Wallcote Avenue, two typical outer London streets, lined with what could be the UK’s most valuable BISF […]

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Are you ready for open plan living? We take a look back at two of the most amazing open-plan BISF interiors to see what can be achieved in any home with just a little bit of planning and an awful lot of hard work.

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B.I.S.F PROPERTIES IN FALKIRK RECEIVE STRUCTURAL EXTERNAL WALL INSULATION FOR WARMER HOMES Falkirk Council has focused its sights on alleviating the causes and affects of fuel poverty by addressing inequalities. Their social housing investment fund of £89m includes a proportion of funding that has been set aside for energy efficiency upgrades toward it’s non-traditional housing […]

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This BISF property is located at Marshfield Road, Maerdy, Ferndale CF43 BISF HOUSE COMMENT With a guide price of £32,000, this property could be an ideal property investment for first time buyers or private landlords looking to expand their current portfolio. If sold at or near the current guide price, it would become one of the […]

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The BISF house is a British Steel Framed house, designed and produced by the British Iron and Steel Federation, and erected around the country from 1946 often using prisoners and former prisoners of war. During the Second World War, the Inter-departmental Committee on House construction, commonly called the Burt Committee, was formed. This committee was […]

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We are thinking of removing the wall between the front room and hall way so that it is open plan at the front of the house, but a friend says that there is a steel support behind front room door .please help if you if that’s right or wrong .thanks,    

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Hi all, I am wondering if someone can recommend a structural surveyor in the Falkirk area for a BISF house.  I am purchasing one soon and before everything is done I want to get a survey done to make sure it’s structurally sound.  The House is immaculate and has had a new roof and rough […]

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We understand that finding a Mortgage provider for any Non Standard or Non Traditional property can be somewhat of a challenge. We have created a list of Mortgage providers below detailing their current lending criteria in relation to BISF houses and in due course we shall extend this list to include all non traditional property […]

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Hello everyone! I have just had an offer accepted on my first house (which happens to be a 3 bed BISF home in Bath) I got it for just over 161K which I thought was a bargain for the area! I’ve looked into things a bit further and it looks like there are some pre-conceived […]

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Hi all, just thought I’d share our boiler replacement because although I’m sure it’s been done before, I have not heard of anyone replacing the back boiler with a new boiler in the loft. In my opinion there is no really satisfactory place for a new boiler in the house itself or the out-house. It […]

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Hi, We are in the process of buying an End of Terrace Hills Presweld property.  It is a 1950 Hills Steel Frame with Brick build.  The mortgage lender has agreed to lend money on this property.  However I have been trying to find more information online on this particular type of properties and there isn’t […]

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