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Identification Can anyone help with the construction type here?


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Hi all,

Im in the process of purchasing a property on Gainsborough Green Abingdon, Oxfordshire. I believe they were consented in 1964 (Vale of the White Horse P64/V0092). I cant find a database of Vale of the White Horse housing so cant identify the type. The agent said it was Laing Easi. But I think its Wimpey No-fines, because of the layout inside and lean to on the end. Or we might both be wrong. Any ideas?

layout and photos attached. 

thanks ever so Mark 

Gainsborough Green layout


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I'd say the house has more Wimpey No-Fines (post 1964 variant with 8" thick no-fines concrete walls) characteristics than Laing Easiform: The external rendering r appears to have a bellcast at first floor level. The external render oversails the edge of the slab/plinth (WNF has weep holes at this location). The eaves are corbelled at the gable ends. There's also a 3-storey block of the same construction just down the road at Hogarth Place which appears to be a WNF building (I don't think Easiform were anything but 2 storeys).