Non-traditional Profile – Boswell

Non-traditional Profile – Boswell

History Boswell homes were introduced in the 1920s. These homes were built with in-situ concrete panels. Boswell properties are designated ”defective” by the Building Research  Establishment (BRE). The characteristics of a Boswell home include:- 2-storey semi-detached...
Non-traditional Profile – Swedish Timbers

Non-traditional Profile – Swedish Timbers

History Swedish Timber homes were introduced in 1945. Over 4,000 were built by 1951. These homes were built with a timber frame, with timber boarding internally and externally. Illustration by Graham Siddons, Structherm The characteristics of a Swedish Timber home...
Non-traditional Profile – Boots

Non-traditional Profile – Boots

History Boots Pier & Panel, also known simply as ‘Boots’, were introduced in 1910. Over 8,000 were built by 1930. These homes were built with reinforced concrete columns, with timber boarding and external render. Boots properties are designated...
Non-traditional Profile – Airey

Non-traditional Profile – Airey

History The construction of Airey properties was introduced by Sir Edwin Airey and were constructed after the Second World War to ease the chronic shortage of housing. They were developed at a time when traditional building materials and skilled labour were in short...