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...
History of Social Housing in the UK

History of Social Housing in the UK

The history of social housing in the UK goes back a fair way – last year the industry celebrated 100 years since the Addison Act. This Act saw the first use of public funding to build homes.  1918-1930 The Addison Act of 1919 marked the first time government funding...
Structherm release new case study on timber frame homes

Structherm release new case study on timber frame homes

Following their work on Shieldhill with Ailsa Building Contractors Ltd., Structherm have released a new case study detailing how their structural EWI system can benefit timber frame homes. The case study covers the refurbishment of 38 Weir Timber homes for Falkirk...