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Non-traditional Houses
Identifying Non-traditional Houses in the UK 1918-75 (AP 294)

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ISBN 9781848062757
Published April 5, 2013 by IHS BRE Press
1002 Pages 317 Color & 413 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Non-traditional houses was first published as a book in 2004 and is now available in a fully searchable pdf format on CD ROM. The CD ROM gives building surveyors, engineers and architects easy access to a vast reference library detailing 450 non-traditional house types classified by form of construction: metal framed, precast concrete, in-situ concrete, timber framed. Isometric drawings and photographs are included for each house type providing a clear explanation of the construction detail. Identification characteristics and notes for surveyors on potential faults, extensive background information and an invaluable search tool are included.

Table of Contents

Foreword  The Editors  Preface  Introduction  Acronyms  How to Use this Book  Designated Defective Houses  References  Further Reading  List of House Types  Part One: Metal-Framed Houses  Appendix to Part One  Part Two: Precast Concrete Houses  Appendix to Part Two  Part Three: In-Situ Concrete Houses  Appendix to Part Three  Part Four: Timber-Framed Houses  Appendix to Part Four  Addendum to the digital edition  Appendices:  Systems for which Information on Structure is not Available  Systems Based on Small Unit Size Loadbearing Masonry  Rationalised Traditional Houses  Index of House Names and Alternative Names  Supplementary Material: The Non-Trad Search Engine  BRE and Government Reports: Moir Committee Report on New Methods of House Construction, 1920  Burt Committee Reports on House Construction: First Report, 1944  Second Report, 1946  Third Report, 1948  The Corrosion of Steel in Steel Houses, 1951  Prefabrication: a History of its Development in Great Britain, 1965

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Harry Harrison is the former superintending architect at BRE, UK

Stephen Mullin is a former principle architect at the Department of Energy, UK

Barry Reeves is a principal engineer at BRE, UK

Alan Stevens is a former senior scientific officer at BRE, UK


"This magnum opus is one of the outstanding housing books published in recent years ... a major reference" Housing Studies

"... of immense value to anyone interested in clarifying the real condition of the housing stock ... an invaluable resource" The Architects' Journal