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The book looks at the emergence of the prefab as a unique housing form. It examines the reasons prefabs have survived way beyond their design life of fifteen years, when other post-war housing types have been demolished. There is no other single text that sets the temporary housing programme in context.Those building private houses after the war were restricted in both the size and cost ... The maximum area that could be built was 1000 ft2 for a two-storey house and 930 ft2 for a bungalow. ... immediate requirements but which was capable of extension once restrictions had been lifted, Those who are planning the building of a home should bear in mind such possibilities. ... It is much simpler, for example, to make extensions to a house with a flat roof than to a house with a pitched roof.

Author:Brenda Vale
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-12-16


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