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With the help of our members have compiled the worlds first BISF street register of BISF House locations in England, Scotland and Wales.

To aid page loading times, we have now separated the index into 3 pages, i.e England, Scotland and Wales.

This page shows the listings for England only, you will find links to the Scotland and Wales indexes by selecting the Street Index link on the menu above.

The list has grown enormously thanks to your help but we still need more suggestions for those few hidden streets that have not yet been included.

If you live in or know of a road within England that contain BISF Houses, then please let us know in the comments section below. We can then add your Street suggestion to the worlds only UK register of these unique properties.

 

 

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Boyne RoadSheldon B'hamB26
Brays RoadSheldon, B'hamB26
Brook CroftSheldon, B'hamB26
Carnford RoadSheldon, B'hamB26
Fallindale RoadSheldon, B'hamB26
Horrell RoadSheldon, B'hamB26
Newark CroftSheldon, B'hamB26
Rodborough RoadSheldon, B'hamB26
Weaver AvenueSheldon, B'hamB26
Ennerdale RoadGreat Barr, BirminghamB43Denton
Grasmere CloseB'ham, West MidlandsB43Denton
Kirkstone CrescentB'ham, West MidlandsB43Denton
Langdale RoadGreat Barr, B'hamB43Denton
Great Arthur StreetSmethwickB66Gee Walker & Slater LTD
Dugdale CrescentSutton Coldfield, West MidlandsB75
Eastfield AvenueBath, Bath and North East SomersetBA1Ed
Holcombe GreenBath, Bath and North East SomersetBA1Ed
The WealBath, Bath and North East SomersetBA1
Cameley GreenBath, Bath and North East SomersetBA2Ed
Cleeve GreenBath, Bath and North East SomersetBA2
Freeview RoadBath, Somerset CountyBA2Ed
Newton RoadBath, Bath and North East SomersetBA2Ed
Pennard GreenBathBA2Ed
Shaws WayBathBA2
Laburnum RoadBlackburn with Darwen BB1mubse
Lilac RoadBlackburn with Darwen BB1mubse
Providence StreetBlackburn with Darwen BB1mubse
Zion RoadBlackburn with Darwen BB1mubse
Elmwood RoadKeighley, West YorkshireBD22
ElmwElmwood TerraceKeighley, West YorkshireBD22
Ingrow LaneKeighley, West Yorkshire BD22
Kinson Park RoadBournemouthBH10W.E. Chivers & Sons
Markham AvenueBournemouthBH10W.E. Chivers & Sons
North AvenueBournemouthBH10W.E. Chivers & Sons
Mount RoadBournemouthBH11W.E. Chivers & Sons
Wavell RoadBournemouthBH11W.E. Chivers & Sons LTD
Slinn RoadChristchurchBH23J.Mowlem & Co
Antona DriveBristol, City of BristolBS11Ed
Catherine StreetAvonmouth, Bristol, City of BristolBS11
Ermine WayBristol, City of BristolBS11Ed
Leeming WayBristol, City of BristolBS11Ed
Maiden WayBristolBS11Ed
Marsh StreetBristolBS11
Pages MeadBristolBS11
Pilgrims WayShirehampton, BristolBS11Ed
Portview RoadBristolBS11
PortwayBristolBS11
Stane WayBristolBS11Ed
Watling WayBristolBS11
Akeman RoadBristolBS11Ed
Buttermere RoadWeston Super MareBS23datplum108
Byron RoadWeston Super MareBS23datplum108
Coleridge RoadWeston Super MareBS23datplum108
Derwent RoadWeston Super MareBS23datplum108
Holms RoadWeston Super MareBS23datplum108
Stuart RoadWeston Super MareBS23datplum108
Thirlmere RoadWeston Super MareBS23datplum108
Pearl RoadSalterbeck, CumbriaCA14John Laing & Son LTD
Moorclose RoadSalterbeck, CumbriaCA14John Laing & Son LTD
Byron SquareTrumpington, CambridgeCB2Sara
Foster RoadTrumpington, Cambridge, CambridgeshireCB2Sara
Paget RoadTrumpington, CambridgeCB2Sara
Coldnailhurst AvenueBraintree EssexCM7gregorybarrett1983
Dean Rogers PlaceBraintree EssexCM7gregorybarrett1983
Deanery GardensBraintree EssexCM7gregorybarrett1983
Deanery HillBraintree EssexCM7gregorybarrett1983
Gilchrist WayBraintree EssexCM7gregorybarrett1983
Rosemary AvenueBraintree EssexCM7gregorybarrett1983
Western AvenueEpping, Essex CM16stevecockayne
Centre DriveEpping, EssexCM16Gilbert Ash Ltd
Centre DriveEppingCM16Gilbert Ash LTD
Sunnyside RoadEpping, EssexCM16Gilbert Ash Ltd
King Henry's DriveNew Addington, Croydon, Greater LondonCR0Wing
Charter AvenueCoventry, West MidlandsCV4
Dilcock WayCoventry, West MidlandsCV4
Founder CloseCoventry, West MidlandsCV4
Hancock GreenCoventry, West MidlandsCV4
Kele RoadCoventry, West MidlandsCV4
Papenham GreenCoventry, West MidlandsCV4
Preston CloseCoventryCV4
Scarborough RoadCoventryCV4
Whitchurch WayCoventryCV4
Howcotte GreenCoventryCV4Cammy9
Page RoadCoventryCV4Cammy9
Marlborough RoadRugby, Warwickshire CountyCV22
Overslade LaneRugby, WarwickshireCV22
Buchanan RoadBuchanan RoadRugbyCV22
Elmore RoadRugbyCV22
Greenhill RoadRugbyCV22
Mellish RoadRugbyCV22
Saunton RoadRugbyCV22
Wentworth RoadRugbyCV22
Medway RoadCrayford, DartfordDA1Terry Martin
Gertrude RoadChaddesden, DerbyDE21
Grindlow RoadDerbyDE21Gee Walker & Slater LTD
Lathkill RoadDerbyDE21Gee Walker & Slater LTD
Matlock RoadDerbyDE21Gee Walker & Slater LTD
Monyash CloseDerbyDE21Gee Walker & Slater LTD
Wood Road DerbyDE21Gee Walker & Slater LTD
Hawthorne AvenueStretton DerbyshireDE55
Milton AvenueStretton DerbyshireDE55
Priestly AvenueStretton DerbyshireDE55
Sherwood StreetStretton DerbyshireDE55
Tennyson StreetStretton DerbyshireDE55
Ceadar CourtThornley, County DurhamDH6
Hillsyde CrescentThornley, Durham, County DurhamDH6Paul Summerson
Patrick CrescentSouth HettonDH6
Dunelm RoadConsett, County DurhamDH8
Kent RoadConsett, County DurhamDH8
Surrey CrescentConsett, County DurhamDH8
Ashby CrescentConsett, County DurhamDH8Sarah
AshfieldConsett, County DurhamDH8Sarah
MoorlandsConsett, County DurhamDH8Sarah
Princess AvenueConsett, County DurhamDH8Sarah
Rosedale AvenueConsett, County DurhamDH8Sarah
DeansideSpennymoor, County DurhamDL16Chris
High Grange RoadSpennymoor, County DurhamDL16
Ox Close CrescentSpennymoor, County DurhamDL16Chris
Wood VueSpennymoor, County Durham DL16Chris
Aylesbury RoadDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Hereford RoadDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Beckett RoadDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Canterbury RoadDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Chelmsford DriveDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Cumberland AvenueDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Exeter RoadDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Guildford RoadDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Kingston RoadDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Monmouth RoadDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Norwich RoadDoncasterDN2John Mowlem & Co LTD
Parkway SouthDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Truro AvenueDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Winchester AvenueDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Worcester AvenueDoncasterDN2John Laing & Sons
Axholme RoadScunthorpe, South HumbersideDN15
Brandon RoadScunthorpe, North LincolnshireDN15
Burnham RoadScunthorpe, South HumbersideDN15
Church LaneScunthorpe, South HumbersideDN15
Foxhills RoadScunthorpe, North LincolnshireDN15
Newland AvenueScunthorpeDN15
Newland DriveScunthorpeDN15
Newland WalkScunthorpeDN15
Portman RoadScunthorpe, North LincolnshireDN15
Amos CrescentScunthorpeDN16Henry Boot & Sons
Angerstein RoadScunthorpeDN16Henry Boot & Sons
Annes CrescentScunthorpeDN16Henry Boot & Sons
Claxby RoadScunthorpeDN16Henry Boot & Sons
East Common LaneScunthorpeDN16Henry Boot & Sons
Fardell RoadScunthorpeDN16Henry Boot & Sons
Foxhills RoadScunthorpeDN16Henry Boot & Sons
Hampton RoadScunthorpeDN16Henry Boot & Sons
Mere CrescentScunthorpeDN16Henry Boot & Sons
Peacock StreetScunthorpeDN16Henry Boot & Sons
QueenswayScunthorpeDN16Henry Boot & Sons
Raymond RoadScunthorpeDN16Henry Boot & Sons
Bideford RoadEnfieldEN3M.J. Gleeson LTD
Bilton WayEnfieldEN3M.J. Gleeson LTD
Marrilyne AvenueEnfieldEN3M.J. Gleeson LTD
Glasshouse LaneExeterEX2
Lower Wear RoadCountess Wear, Exeter, DevonEX2
Walpole CloseExeter, DevonEX4Gee Walker & Slater LTD
Fretherne RoadGloucesterGL4Ed
Longney RoadGloucesterGL4Ed
Cheviot RoadCheltenhamGL52W.E Chivers & Sons LTD
Pennine RoadCheltenhamGL52W.E Chivers & Sons LTD
Boniface GardensHarrow, Greater LondonHA3
Boniface WalkHarrow, Greater LondonHA3
Chicheley GardensHarrow, Greater LondonHA3
Courtenay WayHarrow, Greater LondonHA3
Headstone LaneHarrow, MiddlesexHA3
Hutton LaneHarrow, Greater LondonHA3
Langton RoadHarrow, Greater LondonHA3
Mepham CrescentHarrow, Greater LondonHA3
Stafford RoadHarrow Weald, Greater LondonHA3
Tillotson RoadHarrow Wealde, Greater LondonHA3
Ufford CloseHarrow, Greater LondonHA3
Ufford RoadHarrow, Greater LondonHA3
Carmelite RoadHarrow MiddxHA3Pauling & Co LTD
Long ElmsHarrow MiddxHA3Pauling & Co LTD
Cawthorn RoadHarrogate, North YorkshireHG3
Deane PlaceHarrogate, North YorkshireHG3
Hargrove RoadHarrogate, North YorkshireHG3
Kennion RoadHarrogate, North YorkshireHG3
Harrogate, North YorkshireHG3
Walworth AvenueHarrogate, North YorkshireHG3
Montgomery AvenueHemel HemsteadHP2John Mowlem & Co LTD
Tedder RoadHemel HemsteadHP2John Mowlem & Cp LTD
Carrington RoadAylesbury, BuckinghamshireHP21DavenJules
Chaloner RoadAylesbury, BuckinghamshireHP21
Churchill AvenueAylesbury, BuckinghamshireHP21DavenJules
Claydon CloseAylesbury, BuckinghamshireHP21
Grenville RoadAylesbury, BuckinghamshireHP21DavenJules
Old Stoke RoadAylesbury, BuckinghamshireHP21DavenJules
Prebendal AvenueAylesbury, BuckinghamshireHP21DavenJules
Russell AvenueAylesburyHP21DavenJules
Taylor RoadAylesbury, BuckinghamshireHP21DavenJules
Thrasher RoadAylesbury, BuckinghamshireHP21DavenJules
Verney WalkAylesbury, BuckinghamshireHP21
Dayton RoadHullHU5Markwell Holmes & Hayter LTD
Appleton RoadKingston-Upon-HullHU5Philt
Castleton AvenueKingston-Upon-HullHU5Philt
Castleton AvenueKingston-Upon-HullHU5Philt
Ebberston GroveKingston-Upon-HullHU5Philt
Grammer School RoadKingston-Upon-HullHU5Philt
Knapton AvenueKingston-Upon-HullHU5Philt
Salton AvenueKingston-Upon-HullHU5Philt
Strensall RoadHullHU5Markwell Holmes & Hayter LTD
Kingston-Upon-HullHU5Philt
Bellfield AvenueHullHU8Robinson & Sawdon LTD
Wadsworth LaneHebden BridgeHX7M Harrison & Co LTD
Deepdene RoadLoughton, EssexIG
Brocket WayChigwell, Essex IG7
Manford WayHainault, EssexIG7Sassnech
Bearing CloseHainault, EssexIG7
Bearing WayHainault, EssexIG7
Burrow RoadHainault, EssexIG7
Greenwood RoadHainault, EssexIG7
Latchford PlaceHainault, EssexIG7
Manford CloseHainault, EssexIG7
Appleton RoadLoughton, EssexIG10
Barfields PathLoughton, EssexIG10
BarfieldsLoughton, EssexIG10
Cherston RoadLoughton, EssexIG10
Colebrook LaneLoughton, EssexIG10
Conyers WayLoughton, EssexIG10
Etheridge RoadLoughton, EssexIG10
Harvey GardensLoughton, EssexIG10
Harvey GardensLoughton, EssexIG10
Newmans LaneLoughton, EssexIG10
NewpieceLoughton, EssexIG10
Thistle MeadLoughton, EssexIG10
Whitehills RoadLoughton, EssexIG10
Bramford LaneIpswich SuffolkIP1Nox Ltd
Galway AvenueIpswich SuffolkIP1Nox LTD
Kerry AvenueIpswich SuffolkIP1Nox LTD
Marlow RoadIpswich SuffolkIP1Nox LTD
Ulster AvenueIpswich SuffolkIP1Nox LTD
First CloseWest Molesey, SurreyKT8
Merton WayWest Molesey, SurreyKT8
Molesham WayWest Molesey, Surrey KT8Peter
First CloseW Molesey, SurreyKT8
Merton WayW Molesley, SurreyKT8
Second CloseW Molesey, SurreyKT8
Anderson RoadLitherland, MerseysideL21
Harrington RoadLitherland, MerseysideL21
Moss LaneLitherland, MerseysideL21
Birds Nest AvenueLeicesterLE3
Bonny RoadLeicesterLE3
Caledine RoadLeicesterLE3
Dillon RoadLeicesterLE3
Gillman RoadLeicesterLE3
Glazebrook RoadLeicesterLE3
Hackett RoadLeicesterLE3
Kay RoadLeicesterLE3
Elm AvenueEast Leake, NottinghamshireLE12Jason Cooper
Lantern LaneEast Leake, NottinghamshireLE12
Manor RoadEast Leake, NottinghamshireLE12
Ryeholme CloseEast Leake, NottinghamshireLE12
Sharpley DriveEast leake, NottinghamshireLE12
St Marys CrescentEast Leake, NottinghamshireLE12
Sweet Leys DriveEast Leake, NottinghamshireLE12
Haw LaneYeadon, LeedsLS19Simms, Sons & Cook LTD
Hawthorne RoadYeadon, LeedsLS19Simms, Sons & Cook LTD
Marshall StreetYeadon, LeedsLS19Simms, Sons & Cook LTD
Denshaw GroveMorely, LeedsLS27Rai
Ashcroft RoadLutonLU2
Burnham RoadLutonLU2
Dovehouse HillLutonLU2
Hartsfield RoadLutonLU2
Upwell RoadLutonLU2
Williton RoadLutonLU2
Yeovil RoadLutonLU2
Birling DriveManchesterM23
Firbank RoadManchesterM23
Ninfield RoadManchesterM23
Shawbury RoadManchesterM23
Winchester RoadUrmston, ManchesterM41Gilbert Ash LTD
Blundell PlaceBedfordMK42M J Gleeson LTD
Newcastle Upon TyneNE3
Aln AvenueNewcastle upon TyneNE3Gavtech
Chatton WyndNewcastle upon TyneNE3Gavtech
Etal PlaceNewcastle upon TyneNE3Gavtech
Tarset PlaceNewcastle upon TyneNE3Gavtech
Cheeseburn GardensNewcastle upon TyneNE5Gavtech
Acomb GardensNewcastle upon TyneNE5Gavtech
Ainslie PlaceNewcastle upon TyneNE5
Deanham GardensNewcastle upon TyneNE5Gavtech
Heatherslaw RoadNewcastle upon TyneNE5Gavtech
Hesleyside DriveNewcastle upon TyneNE5Gavtech
Kirkheaton DriveNewcastle upon TyneNE5Gavtech
Lindfield AvenueNewcastle Upon TyneNE5
Netherby DriveNewcastle upon TyneNE5Gavtech
Grace StreetByker, Newcastle Upon TyneNE6
Orpington AvenueByker, Newcastle Upon TyneNE6
Roman AvenueByker, Newcastle Upon TyneNE6
Welbeck RoadNewcastle upon TyneNE6Gavtech
Westerdale PlaceNewcastle upon TyneNE6Gavtech
Wharfdale PlaceNewcastle upon TyneNE6Gavtech
Benton Park RoadNewcastle upon TyneNE7Gavtech
Parkside AvenueNewcastle upon TyneNE7Gavtech
Southfield RoadWhickham, Tyne & WearNE16G.Longdon & Sons LTD
Valley DriveSwalwell, Newcastle upon TyneNE16G Longdon & Son LTD
Newsham RoadBlyth, NorthumberlandNE24Nox LTD
New RoadBoldon Colliery, Tyne & WearNE35Nox LTD
Ruskin DriveBolden Colliery, Tyne & WearNE35schmuck9681
Bracebridge DriveNottinghamNG8
Bramerton RoadNottinghamNG8
Caincross RoadNottinghamNG8
Clanfield DriveNottingham, Nottinghamshire CountyNG8
Darnhall CrescentNottinghamNG8
Glaisdale Drive EastNottinghamNG8
Graylands RoadNottinghamNG8
Hornchurch RoadNottinghamNG8
Hoylake CrescentHoylake CrescentNottinghamNG8
Melbury RoadNottingham, Nottinghamshire CountyNG8
Melford RoadNottingham, Nottinghamshire CountyNG8Peter
Monkton DriveNottinghamNG8
Orion CloseNottinghamNG8
Orion DriveNottinghamNG8
Staverton RoadNottinghamNG8
Wigman RoadNottinghamNG8
Wootton CloseNottinghamNG8
Brittain DriveGranthamNG31Gilbert Ash Ltd
Range RoadGranthamNG31Gilbert Ash LTD
Annadale RoadCorby, NorthamptonshireNN17Ed
Brookes GroveCorby, NorthamptonshireNN17
Dovedale RoadCorby, NorthamptonshireNN17
Nithsdale RoadCorby, NorthamptonshireNN17
Occupation RoadCorby, NorthamptonshireNN17
Ribblesdale AvenueCorby, Northamptonshire NN17
Shakespeare WayCorby, NorthamptonshireNN17Ken O'Meara
Southall RoadCorby, NorthamptonshireNN17
St Johns PlaceCorby, NorthamptonshireNN17
Studfall AvenueCorby, NorthamptonshireNN17
Teesdale RoadCorby, NorthamptonshireNN17
Welland Vale RoadCorby, NorthamptonshireNN17Ken O'Meara
Wharfedale RoadCorby, NorthamptonshireNN17Ken O'Meara
Willow Brook RoadCorby, NorthamptonshireNN17Ken O'Meara
Keir Hardie TerraceSwffryd, NewportNP11
Sofrydd RoadSwffryd, NewportNP11
Friar Tuck RoadNorwichNR4John Cochrane & Co LTD
Alanadale RoadNorwichNR4John Cochrane & Co LTD
Ipswich RoadNorwichNR4John Cochrane & Co LTD
Robin Hood RoadNorwichNR4John Cochrane & Co LTD
Cunningham RoadEarlham, Norwich, NorfolkNR5J. Cochrane & Co Ltd
Friends RoadEarlham, Norwich, NorfolkNR5J. Cochrane & Co Ltd
Hanbury CloseEarlham, Norwich, NorfolkNR5J. Cochrane & Co Ltd
Rachel CloseEarlham, Norwich, NorfolkNR5J. Cochrane & Co Ltd
Richenda CloseEarlham, Norwich, NorfolkNR5J. Cochrane & Co Ltd
Scarnell RoadEarlham, Norwich, NorfolkNR5J. Cochrane & Co Ltd
Shepherd CloseEarlham, Norwich, NorfolkNR5J. Cochrane & Co Ltd
Truman CloseEarlham, Norwich, NorfolkNR5J. Cochrane & Co Ltd
Bassett RoadHeadington, OxfordOX3
Bayswater RoadOxfordOX3
Cranley RoadOxfordOX3
Edgecombe RoadHeadington, OxfordOX3
Humfrey RoadOxfordOX3
Malford RoadOxfordOX3
Routh RoadOxfordOX3
Wayneflete RoadOxfordOX3
Courtenay RoadWantage, OxfordshireOX12
Harcourt RoadWantage, OxfordshireOX12
Harcourt GreenWantage, OxfordshireOX12Hman74
Easington GardensBanbury, OxfordshireOX16H Neal LTD
Withycombe DriveBanbury, OxfordshireOX16H Neal LTD
Bath RoadWisbech, CambridgeshirePE13John Mowlem & Co Ltd
Lime AvenueWisbech, CamebridgeshirePE13John Mowlem & Co Ltd
Dryburgh CrescentPlymouthPL2Newbs
Ham DrivePlymouthPL2
Jedburgh CrescentPlymouthPL2Newbs
Harewood CrescentPlymouthPL5
Montacute AvenuePlymouthPL5
Stowe GardensPlymouthPL5
Burns AvenuePlymouthPL5
Byron AvenuePlymouthPL5
Chaucer WayPlymouthPL5
Cobbett RoadPlymouthPL5
Dickens RoadPlymouthPL5
Flamsteed CrescentPlymouthPL5
King's Tamerton RoadPlymouthPL5
Shakespeare RoadPlymouthPL5
Trevithick RoadPlymouthPL5
Beverston RoadPortsmouthPO6
Birdlip RoadPortsmouthPO6
Bude ClosePortsmouthPO6Nigel Mills
Chedworth CrescentPortsmouthPO6
Colesbourne RoadPortsmouthPO6
Collington CrescentPortsmouthPO6
Deerhurst CrescentPortsmouthPO6
Dormington RoadPortsmouthPO6
Elkstone RoadPortsmouthPO6
Falmouth RoadPortsmouthPO6Nigel Mills
Hillsley RoadPortsmouthPO6
Ledbury RoadPortsmouthPO6
Leominster RoadPortsmouthPO6
Ludlow RoadPortsmouthPO6
Nailsworth RoadPortsmouthPO6
Naseby ClosePortsmouthPO6
Newbolt RoadPortsmouthPO6Nigel Mills
Severn ClosePortsmouthPO6
Winchcombe RoadPortsmouthPO6
Withington ClosePortsmouthPO6
Wooferton RoadPortsmouthPO6
Chedworth CrescentPortsmouthPO6Taylor Woodrow
Deerhurst Crescent
PortsmouthPO6Taylor Woodrow
Hatherley RoadPortsmouthPO6Taylor Woodrow
Helston RoadPortsmouthPO6Taylor Woodrow
Rothwell ClosePortsmouthPO6Taylor Woodrow
Tarleton RoadPortsmouthPO6Taylor Woodrow
Withington ClosePortsmouthPO6Taylor Woodrow
Woofferton RoadPortsmouthPO6Taylor Woodrow
Franklands DrivePreston, LancashirePR2
Glen GrovePreston, LancashirePR2
Sulby DriveRibbleton,Preston, LancashirePR2
Sulby GrovePreston, LancashirePR2
Whinfield LaneAshton-on-Ribble, Preston, LancashirePR2
Ravensbourne CrescentRomfordRM3Holland Hallen & Cubitts
Acre RoadDagenhamRM10
Beech GardensDagenhamRM10
Boleyn GardensDagenhamRM10
Brook CloseDagenhamRM10
Canberra CrescentDagenhamRM10
Durban GardensDagenhamRM10
Farm CloseDagenhamRM10
Leys AvenueDagenhamRM10
Ottawa GardensDagenhamRM10
Pond Lees CloseDagenhamRM10
Rainham Road SDagenhamRM10
Rookery CrescentDagenhamRM10
Stratford CloseDagenhamRM10
Canberra CloseDagenhamRM10
Trinidad GardensDagenhamRM10
WellinWellington CloseDagenhamRM10
Wellington DriveDagenhamRM10
Wilthorne GardensDagenhamRM10
Albany RoadHornchurch, EssexRM12Hollands, Hannen & Cubitts LTD
Chestnut AvenueHornchurch, EssexRM12Hollands, Hannen & Cubitts LTD
Plumpton AvenueHornchurch, EssexRM12Hollands, Hannen & Cubitts LTD
Brierley RoadUnstone, DerbyshireS18kerry1972
Cecil RoadDronfield Woodhouse, Dronfield, DerbyshireS18kerry1972
Chiverton CloseDronfield Woodhouse, Dronfield, DerbyshireS18kerry1972
Fairview RoadDronfield Woodhouse, Dronfield, DerbyshireS18kerry1972
Holme CloseDronfield Woodhouse, Dronfield, DerbyshireS18kerry1972
Loundes RoadUnstone, DerbyshireS18kerry1972
Orchard SquareDronfield Woodhouse, Dronfield, DerbyshireS18kerry1972
Sheffield RoadUnstone, DerbyshireS18kerry1972
Snape Hill CloseDronfield Woodhouse, Dronfield, DerbyshireS18kerry1972
KingswayThurnscoe S YorkshireS63Unit Construction Co LTD
Park RoadThurnscoe S YorkshireS63Unit Construction Co LTD
Central DriveBarnsley, South YorkshireS71lynne m
East PinfoldBarnsley, South YorkshireS71
South DriveBarnsley, South YorkshireS71
West PinfoldBarnsley, South YorkshireS71
Kirkstall RoadBarnsleyS71W.G Birch Harrogate LTD
Bird AvenueWombwell, S YorkshireS73H Boot & Sons
Foley AvenueWombwell, S YorkshireS73H Boot & Sons
Rutland PlaceWombwell. S YorkshireS73H Boot & Sons
Sokell AvenueWombwell, S YorkshireS73H Boot & Sons
Washington AvenueWombwell, S YorkshireS73H Boot & Sons
Windmill RoadWombwell. S YorkshireS73H Boot & Sons
Bulkeley AvenueWindsor, Windsor and MaidenheadSL4
Dyson CloseWindsor, Windsor and MaidenheadSL4
Princess Avenue Windsor, Windsor and MaidenheadSL4
Harris RoadSwindonSN2
Northern RoadSwindonSN2
Beech AvenueSwindonSN2
Mulberry GroveSwindonSN2
Holly CloseSwindonSN2
Alanbrooke CrescentSwindonSN2
Beech AvenueSwindonSN2
Montgomery AvenueSwindonSN2
Cunningham RoadSwindonSN2
Portal RoadSwindonSN2
Pound LaneSwindonSN2
Elm RoadSwindonSN2
Tedder CloseSwindonSN2
Tovey RoadSwindonSN2
Wavell RoadSwindonSN2
Delius AvenueSouthamptonSO19
Elgar CloseSouthamptonSO19Mareka
Elgar RoadSouthamptonSO19Mareka
Sullivan RoadSouthamptonSO19
Eastlea RoadSeaham, County DurhamSR7
Ellesmere DriveSeaham, County DurhamSR7
Everton DriveSeaham, County DurhamSR7
Bevan SquareMurton, Co DurhamSR7Gilbert Ash LTD
Burnip RoadMurton, Co DurhamSR7Gilbert Ash LTD
Clarke TerraceMurton, Co DurhamSR7Gilbert Ash LTD
Webb AvenueMurton, Co DurhamSR7Gilbert Ash LTD
Hazel CrescentPeterlee, County DurhamSR8
Oak RoadPeterlee, County DurhamSR8
Royston AvenueSouthend on SeaSS2Nox LTD
Royston AvenueSouthendSS2Nox LTD
Waltham CrescentSouthend-on-SeaSS2Nox Ltd
Weybourne CloseSouthend-on SeaSS2Nox Ltd
Causely RoadStoke On TrentST2
Lillydale RoadStoke On TrentST2
Theodore RoadStoke On TrentST2
Woolisroft RoadStoke On TrentST2
Algar RoadStoke On TrentST4
Springfields RoadStoke On TrentST4
Arnold GroveNewcastle, StaffordshireST5
Calvert GroveNewcastle, StaffordshireST5
CardwayNewcastle, StaffordshireST5
Cauldon AvenuePorthill, Newcastle, StaffordshireST5
Chatterley CloseNewcastle, StaffordshireST5
Clare AvenueNewcastle, StaffordshireST5
Denry CrescentNewcastle,StaffordshireST5
Knype WayNewcastle, StaffordshireST5
Longshaw AvenueNewcastle, StaffordshireST5
Machin CrescentNewcastle, StaffordshireST5
Turnhill GroveNewcastle, StaffordshireST5
Ball Hayes RoadStoke On TrentST6
Bentley RoadStoke On TrentST6
Bishop RoadStoke On TrentST6
Dogroft RoadStoke On TrentST6
Heathfield RoadStoke On TrentST6
Salkeld PlaceStoke On TrentST6
Vickers RoadStoke On TrentST6
Ward PlaceStoke On TrentST6
Winghay PlaceStoke On TrentST6
Belvidere LaneShrewsbury, ShropshireSY2
Belvidere RoadShrewsbury, ShropshireSY2
Caradoc CrescentShrewsbury, ShropshireSY2
Crowmere RoadShrewsbury, ShropshireSY2
Mynd CloseShrewsbury, Shropshire SY2
Ragleth GardensShrewsbury, Shropshire SY2
Coleridge CrescentTaunton SomersetTA1Wilson Lovatt & Sons LTD
Holway RoadTaunton SomersetTA1Wilson Lovatt & Sons LTD
Shakespeare AvenueTaunton SomersetTA1Wilson Lovatt & Sons LTD
Wordsworth DriveTaunton SomersetTA1Wilson Lovatt & Sons LTD
Holford RoadTauntonTA2Pete33
Quantock RoadTauntonTA2Pete33
Stowey RoadTauntonTA2Pete33
Triscombe RoadTauntonTA2Pete33
Diamond RoadStockton On TeesTS17John Laing & Son Ltd
Laburnum CrescentCounty DurhamTS29Gilbert Ash LTD
Elm DriveSunbury-on-thames, MiddlesexTW16RichSmifJ Mowlem & Co
Lime CrescentShepperton, Sunbury-on-Thames, SurreyTW16J Mowlem & Co
Oakington DriveStaines upon ThamesTW16J Mowlem & Co
Fairview DriveShepperton, SurreyTW17
Laleham RoadShepperton, SurreyTW17
Bravington CloseShepperton, SurreyTW17Tanya
Conway DriveHayesUB3Taylor Woodrow
Denbigh DriveHayesUB3Taylor Woodrow
Stormount DriveHayesUB3Taylor Woodrow
Edward RoadNORTHOLTUB5
Newnham GardensNortholt, Greater LondonUB5
Newnham CloseNortholt, Greater LondonUB5
Fisher CloseGreenford, Greater LondonUB6
Gosling CloseGreenford, Greater LondonUB6
Kensington RoadGreenford, Greater LondonUB6
Ruislip RoadGreenford, Greater LondonUB6
Benton RoadSouth Oxhey, WatfordWD19
Bramshaw GardensWatford, HertfordshireWD19
Ilkey RoadSouth Oxhey, WatfordWD19
Little Oxhey LaneWatford, HertfordshireWD19
LythaLytham AvenueSouth Oxhey, WatfordWD19
Ormskirk RoadWatford, HertfordshireWD19
Eastleig DriveTingley, WakefieldWF3Rai
Leigh RoadTingley, WakefieldWF3Rai
Westerton RoadTingley, WakefieldWF3Rai
Moorfield PlacePontefract, West YorkshireWF9
Moorfield CrescentPontefract, West YorkshireWF9
Moorshut RoadPontefract, West YorkshireWF9
Carlisle RoadCastleford, WakefieldWF10
Pemberton RoadCastleford, WakefieldWF10
Queen's Park DriveCastleford, Wakefield WF10
Redhill DriveCastleford, WakefieldWF10
Ruskin DriveCastleford, WakefieldWF10
Cedar DriveDewsburyWF12Henry Boot & Sons
Pildacre LaneDewsburyWF12Henry Boot & Sons
Walnut AvenueDewsburyWF12Henry Boot & Sons
Walnut CrescentDewsburyWF12Henry Boot & Sons
Walnut PlaceDewburyWF12Henry Boot & Sons
Gloucester CrescentWiganWN2Gilbert Ash LTD
Humber RoadWorcesterWR5
Calder RoadWorcesterWR5
Mersey RoadWorcesterWR5
Ashley RoadBloxwich, WalsallWS3
Beechdale RoadWalsall, West MidlandsWS3
Central DriveBloxwich, WalsallWS3
Coalway RoadBloxwich, WalsallWS3
Hawbush RoadLeamore, WalsallWS3Ian T
Heather RoadBloxwich WalsallWS3
Roebuck RoadBloxwich,WalsallWS3
Severn RoadWalsall, West MidlandsWS3
Thames RoadWalsall, West MidlandsWS3
Wye RoadBlakenall, Walsall. West MidlandsWS3
Springfield AvenueRugeley, StaffordshireWS15
East Croft RoadWolverhampton, West MidlandsWV4
Enville RoadWarstones, WolverhamptonWV4
Claverley DriveWolverhamptonWV4
Ludstone AvenueWolverhamptonWV4
Bowling Green LaneAlbrighton, WolverhamptonWV7
Hatherton GardensWolverhamptonWV10veteran734
Lauderdale GardensWolverhamptonWV10veteran734
Hudson RoadRugbyCV22Poleprec
Danebury DriveYorkYO26SteveCarterW.M Birch & Sons Ltd
Ostman RoadYorkYO26SteveCarterW.M Birch & Sons Ltd
Tostig AvenueYorkYO26SteveCarterW.M Birch & Sons Ltd
Smeaton GroveYorkYO26SteveCarterW.M Birch & Sons Ltd
Ebberston GroveHullHU5F Bilton LTD
Salton AvenueHullHU5F Bilton LTD
Castleton AvenueHullHU5F Bilton LTD
Appleton RoadHullHU5F Bilton LTD
Grammar School RoadHullHU5F Bilton LTD
Rushlake RoadBrightonBN1L J Speight & Partners LTD
Middleton RiseBrightonBN1L J Speight & Partners LTD
Beckett AvenueCanterburyCT2Richard Costain LTD
Sancroft AvenueCanterburyCT2Richard Costain LTD
Medway RoadDartfordDA1Gilbert Ash LTD
Maiden LaneDartfordDA1Gilbert Ash LTD
Gore AvenueSalford, ManchesterM55barrie45
ParkfieldSalford, ManchesterM55barrie45
HillfieldSalford, ManchesterM55barrie45
Chandos GroveSalford, ManchesterM55barrie45
Weaste LaneSalford, ManchesterM55barrie45
Goldsmith AvenueSalford, ManchesterM55barrie45
Liverpool StreetSalford, ManchesterM55barrie45
Wellington TerraceSalford, ManchesterM55barrie45
Beck GroveSt HelensWA11Sir Lindsay Parkinson & Co Ltd
Wasdale AvenueSt HelensWA11Sir Lindsay Parkinson & Co Ltd
Ashleigh GroveNorth TynesideNE12EmilyDillonM Harrison & Co, (Leeds) Ltd
Beech GroveNorth TynesideNE12EmilyDillonM Harrison & Co, (Leeds) Ltd
Sandringham AvenueNorth TynesideNE12EmilyDillonM Harrison & Co, (Leeds) Ltd
Denbeigh PlaceNorth TynesideNE12EmilyDillonM Harrison & Co, (Leeds) Ltd
Poyser RoadNuneatonCV10
Tulliver RoadNuneatonCV10
Dorlecote RoadNuneatonCV10
Sudeley RoadNuneatonCV10
Sorrell RoadNuneatonCV10
Dahlia CrescentPeterleesSR8Wilbur
Hazel CrescentPeterleesSR8Wilbur
Oak RoadPeterleesSR8Wilbur
Huntsman RoadIlfordIG6Rod Knee
Branch RoadIlfordIG6Rod Knee
Harbourer CloseIlfordIG6Rod Knee
Harbourer RoadIlfordIG6Rod Knee
Cromford RoadDerbyDE21Cloutalad
Matlock RoadDerbyDE21Cloutalad
Wood Road DerbyDE21Cloutalad
Grindlow RoadDerbyDE21Cloutalad
Lathkill RoadDerbyDE21Cloutalad
Monyash CloseDerbyDE21Cloutalad
Thirlmere AvenueWiganWN2BloopBleep
Rydal PlaceWiganWN2BloopBleep
Windemere RoadWiganWN2BloopBleep
Grasmere TerraceWiganWN2BloopBleep
Coniston DriveWiganWN2BloopBleep

 

 

 


165 comments

  1. I am surveying a BISF house in Western Avenue Epping Essex CM16. There are others, about 9 thers I think. Check street view if you want the numbers, they do stand out a bit from the trad builds.

    They have been refurbished with external cladding, bnew roof upvc upvc cladding and windows.

    Found no problems to date.

    1. Steve, glad to hear that you haven't found any major problems.
      I was talking to Tony Fuller – The Managing Director of Fuller & Sons of http://www.fullerandsons.co.uk last week and he has a vast amount of experience with BISF steel framed properties. He echoed a similar reply in that despite many years of working on this type of property he had found no significant structural problems giving further testament to the design.

      Thank you again for your input Steve, it is very much appreciated.

  2. Here are some more from Bath:-

    Camley Green
    Freeview Road
    Newton Road
    Pennard Green

    All of these have at least some BISF houses, interspersed with traditionally built houses and even a few prefabricated concrete houses (so-called Cornish houses I believe). Most of the latter have recently been demolished though.

    I believe there are some in Bristol too, because I have seen a photo on the internet of a BISF house captioned as Bristol.

    Locally a lot of the BISF and other nearby houses have an unusual layout in which the back of the house faces the road and the front door is accessed by a pedestrian pathway.

    1. Thank you Ed, every entry helps.
      I see your point regarding the layouts on Google street view.
      To me it seems unusual for the rear of the property to be in full open view to the street.
      There are also some very subtle design changes to the placement of side windows and doors that I hope to catalogue in the near future.

  3. I forgot Shaws Way, which is next to the other four roads.

    I have seen mentioned that there are three types of BISF house: A, B and C but a Google search doesn't reveal anything about the differences.

    This photo shows one slightly different from mine:-

    In Bath each house has its own chimney, which is in the middle of the house (the fireplace is on the wall opposite the sitting room window) but this Glasgow example has a shared chimney and the fireplace must be on the party wall. Also there is no outhouse, and an extra window in the side of the house downstairs while the front windows are closer to the end of the house.

  4. Hi,
    I find this website fascinating and very useful as we are in the process of buying a BISF house. Most people I speak to seem very cautious with these houses as they know so little about them. It is reassuring to see that they in fact proper houses built for long term usage.

    To the list I’d add Paget Road and
    Byron Square in Cambridge. These are in an area built around 1946 and has other types of pre-fab houses as well which I haven’t been able to identify.

    We are having the house surveyed next week, I hope all will be in order.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work.

    1. Hi Sara, I've found this site very useful too. I've only been in my BISF house for a month now, but I'm very pleased with it.

      I've found though there are a lot of misconceptions about BISF houses, because a lot of people don't distinguish between the many types of prefabricated and semi-prefabricated house, some of which were structurally faulty. The plus side is you may be able to get a bargain!

      One thing to watch out for is if the house still has its original asbestos roof. It's easy to recognise and not necessarily a problem, but apart from Halifax I don't know of any mortgage lenders who will accept an asbestos roof (and they may charge you for a survey just to decline it).

    2. Thank you for your kind comments and valuable input Sara.
      The main focus of the site is provide as much factual information as possible and dispel some of the old myths and false assumptions that once surrounded BISF houses.
      We've seen plenty of examples where paid professionals get it wrong about many aspects of these properties which only goes to show how deep these misconceptions are.
      Our other aim is to raise the profile of the BISF house to its rightful place within the housing market and remind purchasers that they can be an excellent investment as Ed states.

      We hope your survey goes well. I will try to dig out a typical survey report that I came across for a BISF and post it on the main page for you. It may help you understand in advance what the surveyor will be looking at.

  5. Thank you both for your replys and also for the sample survey. It would be very useful as a comparison when our survey result arrives.

    I have just found that there is another neigbouring street, Foster Road, in the same area in Cambridge (CB2) where there are some more BISF houses.

  6. Hawbush Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1AG.

    I lived in a BSIF house in this street. My parents moved in when it was new, I think in 1947 (I wasn't born till 1961 so can't totally confirm), and they moved out in 1985. The house is still there as far as I know, although they have demolished some in the street to make an access road to new houses at the rear of the site.

    Please add to the list

    1. Thank you kindly for those Ed, there were some sneaky ones hidden away there on the other side of the Motorway lol that could have easily been missed.

      The list is getting much longer than I anticipated but glad it's developing so well.

      I will carry on updating the rest of the links this week.

      Your input as always is very much appreciated my friend.

      Marc

      1. You’re welcome, I’m rather fascinated to know where else they are too. There are more in Silbury Road, Ashton Vale, Bristol. There may be more in that area, but as there are a lot of mid-20th Century houses in that part of Bristol they don’t stand out so much. You can also see the odd true prefab in that area still too.

  7. Wow, I must say that the list has grown so much since I last viewed the page.

    Well done everyone, I never really realised how many of these houses were around.

    Great work and very informative.

    The links are a great touch too!

    Keith

  8. Am in the process of moving into a BISF house after growing up in one.
    Cant see Swansea on the list anywhere, there are three seperate council areas full of BISF houses

    Gendros is the one i am familiar with road names – upper kings head road, moorview road, gendros avenue west, gendros avenue east, penrhos place, pentregethin road

    There are also BISF houses in penlan, westcross and waunarlwydd. Swansea.

  9. Hey Sharlenel1 thank you so much for those additions, they will keep me busy for a while :0)
    I shall update the list as soon as I have finished another article.

    Great to hear you are moving back into a BISF house!
    Don’t forget to take some photos as we really do love to see before and after shots as it inspires lots of readers.

    Has your new house already been renovated or is there much to do before you move in?

    Marc

  10. Hi Marc, just to let you know Cleve Green, Shaws Way and Watery Lane are in Bath not Bristol. Also, I don’t think there any BISF houses that are actually on Watery Lane although you can see them from Watery Lane – their addresses are actually Shaws Way even though the road is behind the houses (the houses have been built the ‘wrong’ way round).

    Another one for you is Silbury Road, Ashton Vale, Bristol, which is a different part of Bristol from those you’ve already got.

    1. Thanks for spotting those Ed, I must have had Bristol on the brain that day :0)

      I was editing the page last weekend placing a country flag beside each location only to find the HTML coding went beserk and cauisng me to lose all the links for the entire page.
      So the flags were binned and colour coding used but even there the black wants to be grey in the text lol

      I’ve corrected those you mentioned and placed a link to the Watery Lane location. It’s showing on maps as a slip road but as I don’t have local knowledge I can’t confirm this.
      Can you take a look and let me know what you think?

      Gratitude as always my friend

      Marc

      1. I’m not sure that little road stub even has a name, but the houses around it have Shaws Way addresses – the bungalow and the three pairs of traditionally-built houses next to the green. As far as I know Watery Lane is just the name for the road between Newton Rd and the Freeview Road/Pennard Green/Shaws Way crossroads. I think Google have just made a small mistake.

        My partner used to live in one of those BISF houses, and I remember it had a Shaws Way address.

        1. I think you could well be right Ed.
          Bing maps shops Watery lane as finishing just before the pathway leading to the houses.

          I will go by your local knowledge on this one. I was concerned that they could remain un-catalogued but looking at the map the houses can still be viewed by people looking along Shaws Way on Google.

          Thanks for the Eagle Eye though Ed as we really do need to keep the list as accurate as possible and I appreciate your help very much.

          1. Thinking about it, the layout sounds similar in concept to that described in Coventry with the houses facing away from the traffic.

            The street sign at the entrance to that little road stub says Shaws Way nos 1-12, I can see it but not quite read it from the back bedroom window!

            You can also see the fronts of the BISF houses in Shaws Way from the bottom (northern end) of Poolemead Rd and Long Valley Rd. Sandwiched between them are three surviving ‘Cornish’ houses.

            You’re welcome as always Marc πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for those Tony, apologies for the delay in updating the list as have been away visiting various archives finding out more info.

      I did think we were a bit thin on the ground with Welsh listings, your input is very welcome. :0)

      Welcome to club as well, it would be great to hear how your move goes and don’t forget to take some photos if do any work.
      You’ve certainly picked a stunning area to move too, it looks amazing!
      Marc

    1. all the land up to the tree line will be mine enough room for a double garage looks bigger than it is, to the side of house is common land so only one neighbor,
      needs a lot of work inside think it has original kitchen,
      apologies for photos i didn’t take them



  11. I was surprised to find there are more BISF houses in Bath today, on the other side of town from here. I’ve lived here most of my life and it’s not a very big place but I’d never seen them before, but today while going for a walk up onto Kelston Roundhill I could see some more in Weston.

    They are at Eastfield Avenue, The Weal and Holcombe Green, Weston, Bath.

  12. Hi nice web page. My family have lived in a BISF house for over forty years. Here are a few more roads in Palusgrove, Portsmouth that have BISF Houses.
    Newbolt Road PO6
    Falmouth Road PO6
    Bude Close PO6
    Severn Close PO6
    Cheadworth Cresent PO6

    1. Brilliant thanks Nigel, I’d already got Chedworth and Bude but not the others you mentioned. I thought I had covered Portsmouth but youve found some very nice examples for us!

      Many thanks for your contribution it is very much appreciated.

      Marc

  13. Just found a few more BISF roads:

    Langdale Road, Great Barr, Birmingham
    Kirkstone Crescent, Great Barr, Birmingham
    Grasmere Close, Great Barr, Birmingham
    Ennerdale Road, , Great Barr, Birmingham

    They crop up all over the place, don’t they.

    1. Thank you for those Richsmif, those are the first we have had in Sunbury! I wonder if the council have any images of the demolition site that you mentioned. I will have to chase that up and see if we can get any images.

      A warm welcome too btw and thank you for your valuable contribution.

      Marc

    1. Hi Paul, Welcome to the site and thank you for your comments, they are very much appreciated.
      Thank you too for you submission, Hillsyde looks like a really nice spot and perhaps the only place I have seen where most houses are painted the same colour.

      Please let us know how your son gets on with his purchase, as you have probably already found out by reading our site, the most common problem faced is sadly one of ignorance on the side of valuers and lending companies.
      If he encounters any problems or you need any help just ask and we will always do our best to help.

      Marc

  14. Hi,

    I don’t think that my street is on your list yet…

    Bravington Close Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 0JG

    Been in 2 years now, new Decra roof, new windows….. insulation & Cladding next. Considering the following systems Tata, Wetheryby & Marley Eternit Weatherboarding. Looking forwards to exploring the site and finding other suggestions.

    1. Thanks for the entry Tanya πŸ™‚

      It sounds like you have undertaken a lot of improvement already.
      We hope the site will help you in any forthcoming projects.

      BTW that lake at the rear of some of the properties looks amazing with some lucky owners houses backing right down to the water.

      It Looks like a great place.

  15. Our street is not on the list

    Russell Avenue, Aylesbury, Bucks HP21
    There are also an number of others:-
    Thrasher Road
    Carrington Road
    Prebendal Avenue
    Churchill Avenue
    Old Stoke Road
    Taylor Road
    Grenville Road

    We have lived here for 12 years and love the house. We installed a conservatory onto the rear dining room and removed the window making a larger living space. We are considering a two storey side extension but need to save up first!

    1. Hi DavenJules
      Thank you for a selection of superb additions to the list and the very first to come from Aylesbury!

      Really glad to hear you’re enjoying your BISF house. I have pondered the the thought of a two storey extension for a few years now but I have found that the longer I leave it the more expensive it gets.
      Prices seem to have ballooned recently which has really put me off the idea along with some of the technical aspects of where the door can be located into the extension due to building regs etc, it is a bit of a lottery really as to what advice you get from the planning dept. πŸ™

      Great to have you on board and look forward to hearing more from you.

      Marc πŸ™‚

  16. Please add Harcourt Green in Wantage, Oxfordshire. It is a small development of 32 BISF homes around a small green area. I will upload pictures at a later date. Many of the houses have been updated and extended (including a whole NEW 3-bed attached house) whilst many remain in their original condition.

    1. Thank you for those valuable additions Awelshy! It’s good to see more properties being added to the list for Wales.
      As the list gets longer it becomes harder to find those few that are missing.
      Your submissions are very much appreciated and the warmest of welcomes to the site.

    1. Hello Ant, warmest of welcomes and thank you for your contribution to the BISF register.
      I’ve hunted on Google Maps and can’t locate the exact streets that have BISF houses in them.
      Do you know one or two of the road names? If I can locate just one street the rest should be easy to find.

      Many thanks

      Marc

  17. Hi Rai and welcome to the site! I looked into having solar panels put on my roof at Freeview Road, Bath, BA2 1DS, but hardly anyone would fit them because of the roof type (asbestos cement sheets on a steel structure) and the only quote I did get was a lot higher than the going rate. 

  18. I hope my previous two posts have given happy memories to other people who lived in these style houses. For me, it was a great house to grow up in. I still vividly remember the sound of the house creaking and banging on a summers evening – the sound of running up & downstairs (and which stairs creaked), the sound of the original front door shutting. Also the sound of walking on the footpaths around the houses.

    I grew up in one of the many BISF Steel Houses in Dronfield, Derbyshire. I’ve noticed none of them are on your list, so here’s a list of all if the, which you can hopefully add. They are all still standing and lived in today.

    Orchard Square, Dronfield Woodhouse, Derbyshire, S18 – 8 houses
    Holm Close, Dronfield Woodhouse, Derbyshire, S18 – 14 houses
    Fairview Road, Dronfield, Derbyshire – 20 houses
    Cecil Road, Deonfield, Derbyshire, S18 – 30 houses
    Chiverton Close, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 – 12 houses
    Snape Hill Close, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 – 16 houses

    There are also some in the neighbouring village of Unstone, so here’s a list of those.

    Sheffield Road, Unstone, S18 – 10 houses
    Brierley Road, Unstone, S18 – 18 houses
    Loundes Road, Unstone, S18 – 50 houses

    I hope this information helps. As you can see, there are almost 200 BISF Steel Houses here that maybe you didn’t know about.

    1. Hello Kerry
      What a fantastic recollection of your memories of living in a BISF house and the amount of detail was amazing. It reminded me of the very first time I walked into one at the age of 16! It was in a similar condition back then with the old steel tall kitchen units and steel windows.
      I have moved the post to the memories thread, I hope you don’t mind as I would like to encourage more people to share similar amazing recollections as you have. It gives such a valuable insight into the houses as they were before many of the typically modern renovations occurred that we see today.
      I shall update your locations tomorrow due to the late hour but once again thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, they have made my day!

      Marc

      The new location is here https://bisfhouse.com/featured/memories-of-life-in-bisf-houses-past-present-2/
      It’s from an old post that I have resurrected. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for your locations JS, there really are some nice examples of renovated properties in the area along with one house built on a slope that must have the deepest ground floor level that I have ever seen!

      A welcome addition to the register!

    2. wow that is a great selection of renovations. Id love to know the process/ cost involved in getting the upper part rendered like most of those have had done. Really makes the house look very modern but Ive not seen it done before, and cant work out what they did with the orignal cladding!

  19. I’m a new member and would like to report of a Number of BISF A1 type houses in Braintree Essex. I live on Rosemary Avenue CM7 2TB where there are 68 semi detached, 20 on Gilchrest way, 32 on Coldnailhurst Avenue, 4 on Deanery Hill, 44 on Deanery Gardens, 10 on Dean Rogers Place and a terrace of three odd prefabs on Dean Rogers Place. I have done alot of work on the house by gutting the internal walls and changing the layout with new 2×4″ stud walls, plaster board and insulating it with reflective foil insulation. I have put some patio doors in where the dining room window was and block off the existing back door to make the kitchen bigger. I want to put a door to the outside coal storage room from the bottom of the staircase and make it a utility room. I think there is a metal cross member behind in the wall. Can anyone confirm this? Greg

    1. Hi Greg, thank you for your excellent additions to the list and apologies for the delay in replying.
      You are correct that there is indeed a cross member where you would like the door to be situated but many owners have removed this without any major problems.
      How long have have you been working on the house and is it coming together as you hoped?
      Marc

    1. Thanks for the addition Philt
      It’s been added to the list. In fact located along Appleton Road I can see what looks like the first ever BISF loft conversion that we have ever seen. That is presuming it is indeed a conversion. You can make out a side window and a Velux style roof window.
      A great addition to the street listings, many thanks.

  20. Hello from a brand new member of the club.

    I’m in the process of purchasing a BISF house in Quantock Road, Taunton, Somerset. In fact, there are a large number of BISF houses in the North Taunton area, so there’s plenty to be added to your database. I don’t have any photos yet, other than those on Google Street View, but I’ll take some as soon as I move in (if the solicitors ever get a move on and complete!).

    1. Hello Pete33, the warmest of welcomes to our community! Like Ed, I was very surprised to find BISF properties in Taunton. I have added Four more streets to the register including Quantock, Triscombe, Stowey and Holford Road.
      It looks like many of the properties have undergone a renovation in the past which is always good to see. Plus, having such a large area of open countryside on your doorstep must be a massive bonus! Keep us updated with the process and I hope all goes smoothly for you. :0)

    2. Hello Ed and Admin

      Many thanks for the welcome. There seem to be plenty of BISF houses in Taunton. Entire streets of them, in fact. I’ll be able to supply more street names once I get down there, but at the moment I’m still waiting for a completion date. ‘My’ own house has a tiled roof, so that’s at least one upgrade from the initial build. The semi-attached house next door also has tiles, but my other future neighbour has a corrugated roof (hopefully not with asbestos in it).

      I’m looking forward to exploring the nearby countryside on my bicycle, and can’t wait to get down there.

      All the best
      Peter

  21. hello all
    i am a new member and i am trying to get some information if possible, firstly i live in Ellesmere drive, Seaham, Co. Durham, SR7 8DS. Here goes over the pass 6 months or so the majority of houses in my street have had some form of external insulation done to their houses. i spoke to a site foreman when they first started carrying out the work on the houses and was told it was a funded scheme by the government and a energy company EDF i think. He told me that they were doing the council owned properties first the rest of houses in my street and we would be informed by a letter on how to apply to have the external insulation work carried out for a pound (Β£1) so i waited for the letter and but never saw it, so i can only assume that i threw it away with piles of other junk mail i receive. i managed to speak to another site supervisor about a month a go only to be informed that i was to late and the houses they were doing at present were the last as funding was no longer available and the site manager had moved onto another project. i asked the supervisor if the site manager could come and visit me the next time they were in the area to find out what options i had or were available to me to get my house upto to same standard as the rest of my street (see photo added by site admin 2 aug 2013 less roof) , but nothing ever came of it so now i am stuck in a house that looks out of place on my street. so any information about any other similar funded schemes would be a great help. thank you very much

  22. Hi, New member here looking for info on BISF in Hull. We are looking to buy possibly a BISF property as we seem to have been drawn to this kind of house design. One property we have looked at is on Eastmount Avenue, Hul,l HU8 9EN in Eat Hull. The houses on Eastmount Avenue are definitely BISF and should be added to the list. The neighbouring estate of Holm Garth Drive also appears to be BISF but I can not at the moment confirm this. There are more streets to the West of Hull including: Grammar School Road, Hartoft Road, Cropton Road, Hayburn Avenue, Welburn Grove, Brompton Close, Hutton Close, Slingsby Close, Castleton Avenue, Knapton Avenue, Ebberson Grove, Salton Avenue, Thorgill Grove and Appleton Road;all part of a large estate off Bricknell Avenue HU5.
    I’m particularly interested to know what type of house this is at 51 Appleton Road, HU5 4 PD http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-43167992.html?premiumA=true as we are interested in buying. If anyone could help out with identifying whether any or all of these streets are in fact BISF houses, especially 51 Appleton Road I would be most grateful.

    1. Hi and welcome Bryan! At a glance 51 Appleton Road looks as though it is a BISF house that has been rendered over, but looking closer and especially in Google street view I would say it is not, I think it is some other type of system-built house but the walls appear to be concrete panels (precast reinforced concrete [PRC]).

      The reasons I don’t think it is a BISF house, even one that has been modified are:

      a) the living room extends out further than the floor above. If it was just one house like this, it could have been an extension but the whole row are the same.

      b) the roof pitch seems shallower than a BISF house.

      c) the windows appear slightly different shapes, especially the small windows which are square in that house but rectangular in a BISF

      d) the chimney seems to be exactly on the roof apex, but in a BISF house it’s just behind the apex.

      Interestingly enough though, these ‘mystery’ houses are mixed amongst the BISF houses. We have a similar pattern in Bath where there are BISF and PRC Cornish houses on the same road.

      Ed

      1. Thanks Ed,
        That explains the difference in prices of houses on opposite sides of the street! Their were some murmerings from an estate agents about 51 Appleton being “precast”.
        Am I right in thinking that 76, Appleton Road, Hu5 4pg (sorry about the small pic) is neither BISF or PRC construction? And that this house on Castleton Avenue is BISF? (2nd pic)

    2. Hi Bryanxst
      That house in Appleton with a front extension is a Newland House manufactured by Tarran Industries. It is also classed as defective under the 1984 Housing defects act which will make it very difficult to obtain a mortgage on unless it has certification.
      It is also known as the Tarran-Newland and was built between 1944 and 1956 and it is of PRC construction. Precast reinforced concrete.

      I have been receiving a lot of e-mails lately about similar properties that do look very much like BISF houses but which have subtle differences. Many on investigation turn out to not be BISF properties.
      I shall create a post showing similar designs and update you when it’s complete.

      1. Thanks for that and the associated post on non standard housing from the post war period, most informative. If we still go for the Newland Tarran house (incidentally, designed & manufactured in Hull) we will be sure to ask for a PRC certificate.

    3. Bryanxst
      The properties on East Mount are Spooner Steel framed houses not BISF although they do indeed look very similar from the outside.
      Grammer School Road are definitely BISF and I think Hartoft just misses out. I’ve mapped most of the estate nearby already I hope but will check later.
      Thanks for your post, it is a subject that needed to be discussed but I must admit even I get confused sometimes and I have wrongly listed some streets as BISF when on closer inspection they aren’t
      I will keep digging to see what else I can find but have a look at this post that I just created as a result. I hope it helps everyone regarding identification. :0)
      https://bisfhouse.com/bisf-house-bisf-house/

      1. Thanks again for a most informative post. Slight correction however. The street you have identified as Spooner Steel framed for me is called Eastmount Avenue not East Moor. Looks like i’ve got to do some research on Spooner Steel frames now. Didn’t realise this would get so interesting! Lol. Thanks again for your time.

        p.s Have you seen the ‘Turmarr Villas’ estate in Easington, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU12 0TJ

        1. Thanks for the correction :0) It was 02.20 when I wrote the reply and my old eyes were failing lol.
          I have edited the name. Oddly the street sign says East Mount yet most of the records list it as one word, Eastmount as you do. Is Eastmount the correct wording?
          That last image shows another familar house type. I will have to research more to id it.

          1. Hi again. Looks like I was wrong as well. I just pulled out an old paper map which puts it as East Mount Avenue.
            Are you absolutely positive that the East Mount Avenue properties are ‘Spooner’? As an estate agents selling one of the properties say that they have been informed that they are BISF. I can not find any information on the Spooner houses save to say some were timber framed and others steel. It’s kind of putting me off buying as I don’t have definitive proof one way or the other.
            As you say they “…do look very similair from the outside.” So, are their clues from the interior I could use to satisfy my curiosity?
            Thanks, Bryan

  23. Hello,
    I’ve just joined the site. Very interesting it is too.
    The last time I deep-searched into BISF houses was some years ago and there was very little available material so it is welcome to find this site running.

    I have some streets for you to add to the register in the Newcastle upon Tyne area…as follows:

    Acomb Gardens NE5
    Hesleyside Drive NE5
    Kirkheaton Place NE5
    Netherby Drive NE5
    Heatherslaw Road NE5
    Deanham Gardens NE5
    Cheeseburn Gardens NE5
    Benton Park Road NE7
    Parkside Avenue NE7
    Westerdale Place NE6
    Wharfedale Place NE6
    Aln Avenue NE3
    Chatton Wynd NE3
    Tarset Place NE3
    Etal Place NE3

    1. Hello Gavtech and the warmest of welcomes to our community and thank you for your excellent additions to our list.
      We set up the site for the exact reason that you mentioned. There really was very little information available regarding BISF houses and thanks to our excellent members and contributors we now have a growing resource for everyone. The feedback has been amazing and we hope that the site will continue to grow year by year.
      It has only been possible with contributions just like yours here today and for that we are extremely grateful!
      Once again welcome and Merry Christmas :0)

  24. Hello,

    There are a number of these houses in the DD3 area of Dundee, Scotland..Nithsdale Avenue, Lauderdale Avenue, Teviotdale Avenue, Annandale Avenue, Eskdale Avenue, Livingstone Place, Livingstone Terrace. Lived there from 1959 onwards. My Grandmother obtained one of the house after the war and we have lived there ever since. My mother has lived there since she was nine years old and is now 79 years old. They are being sold for around Β£80.000. The interior was ripped out and insulated after a woman died back in the 80s. The house went up in fire in less than five minutes and she couldn’t escape through the windows so they were all refurbished. Lovely scheme and very sought after.

  25. Currently in the process of buying my rented BISF property, one of 42, in PAGE ROAD, COVENTRY. This is one of a dozen or more roads which form part of the estate of CANLEY all comprising of BISF semi-detached houses.

    1. Hi Cwma
      I’ve had a good look in your street and I can’t see any BISF houses there.

      Do you think your house is steel framed in construction?

      There are many different types of steel framed house built, the difficulty is finding which particular one.

      Hope this helps :0)

    2. There are BISF houses in Wantage on Courtenay Rd and nearby, so perhaps this is where the idea came from. In its original condition the most distinctive things about a BISF house are probably the profiled steel cladding upstairs, protruding steel surrounds round the windows and unique porch/canopy/railing combination over the front door. If it’s been modified, these things can have been covered or removed, so looking in the loft for the steel structure of the roof and gable is going to be the best diagnostic. Also the size, shape and positions of the windows are quite distinctive if you compare with a photo of a known BISF house.

      Ed

  26. Thanks Ed, the more the better, there are still numerous streets to be added but its a long process. We will et there in the end though. :0)

    The page is loading a little slow at the moment as there appears to be a problem with the code in the table but I hope to have it sorted soon.

  27. I bought a BISF house in Halcot Avenue, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 which isn’t on the database which is surprising as there must be 200 BISF houses here. The locals call it “Tin town” but I have found the house to be excellent. Extremely good value at Β£117,00 at auction. Appeared on ” Homes under the Hammer” and the presenter, Lucy, went on and on about concrete cancer etc. and when I told them they were wrong in the second episode and that they are steel framed houses with no concrete cancer problems etc., they edited out all my comments! So much for TV property “experts”!

    1. Thanks once again for your valuable input Barrie45

      I know I’ve already replied to your post but we appear to have lost some data following a site reset, hence why this reply appears to be very late when it’s actually not.

      Regards

      Marc

    1. Hi Lucy, thank you for your input but the properties you mention aren’t actually BISF Houses although I must agree that in many ways they do look very similar.
      Modus (Amy Chivers Precast Concrete House

      The houses at this location are actually Modus houses, manufactured by the Amey Chivers Housing Co. Ltd
      They were Designed by Alex Robertson, Peter Francis and Partners R H Sims and they were built around 1966–70.
      They are in fact quite a rare property with only around 280 built in the UK.
      They are sometimes also called the Amey Chivers house. Amey Chivers went on to become the company that we know as Amey today.

      Unlike the BISF house that was built with a steel frame, these properties were constructed from Pre Cast Concrete.

      I’m very glad you found these though as I had been searching for some of these properties to investigate for quite a while so many thanks indeed.

      Marc

    2. Hi Lucy, the houses in Earls Close are actually Tarran Newland houses which are often mistaken for BISF Houses. The ones that I have seen have been refurbished to a very high standard with brick slips, making identification even more difficult but thank you for your input.

  28. Thanks for the update Bloop Bleep, that’s a great update for the list.

    I’m surprised that these houses haven’t received an external insulation upgrade yet. Apart from the windows and the roofs, they appear almost original which is surprising, as a great deal of the Northern housing stock has been upgraded.

    I’ll add the to the list very shortly and thanks again!

    Marc

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