The rise of the pre-fabricated home after the Second World War

Before the Second World War, many urban-dwelling Britons’ living conditions were pretty deplorable. Many London, Birmingham, and Manchester areas were little more than the original Victorian slums or examples of back-to-back housing. When they were built, the thought process was simple, pack in the workers and spent as little money as possible. However, after the War, the sacrifices that the population had made, coupled with extensive Luftwaffe bomb damage (a million homes had been lost), gave the incoming Labour Government a chance to do something about it finally.

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There was an issue; there were no bricks. Most had been used for war buildings, or the industry turned over to the war effort. There was a tremendous amount of concrete and metal leftover. Architects have been charged with designing a spacious home well beyond what they people had had before, including a large garden and that was heated.

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The second issue was getting them built quickly. The answer was to use bloated together properties. This would see hundreds of houses built within weeks rather than months. The prefabricated home was to last for decades before finally starting to show signs of wear and tear. Many were condemned. Some are still in existence. A Home Buyers Survey will reveal any issues if you want to buy one. You’ll undoubtedly need Sam Conveyancing to help you.

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