Through the 1940s, around 28% of new domestic building work was government-funded state housing. This figure fell to below 10% during the 1960s. This book covers both state and private housing in an era of considerable growth - 262,000 houses were built in the 1960s.
Early state houses may be plain, but they are regarded today as solidly constructed homes that are ideal for renovation. Architect-designed homes of the period introduced many lifestyle features still popular today, such as larger areas of glazing, good indoor/outdoor flow and open-plan layouts.
This technical resource covers:
- exactly what defines 1940-1960s style
- how these houses were constructed and with what materials
- typical modifications they have had in the decades since they were built
- typical problems and suggested remedies.
This book also works through the issue of getting a consent for renovation work, looking at compliance paths and Alternative Solutions. Very brief examples show compliance paths that could be used for renovations such as adding a first floor addition, adding a double-glazed window where there is currently no window and adding an extension to a stucco house.
|Publication date||1 April 2011|