Help Identify Steel-Framed House North London
Please help me to identify the developer of a 1960's steel-frame mid terraced home in North London.
I am having terrible trouble determining the construction methods involved in this 1960's non-standard terraced home. It is making the job of getting it insured rather tricky!
The development is in Winchmore Hill in North London, "Gatward Close" and was built in 1965, we think. It has a flat roof, and we believe it to be steel-framed with breeze blocks.
If anyone knows who the developers may have been, or what the construction is likely to be, your help would be greatly appreciated.
Have a look at this link for more photos.
The house is certainly unusual but I have seen something similar in the Southampton area a few months back. I did inquire with the estate selling the property back then but even they could not tell me the name of the construction, other than to say it was steel framed.
I shall do a little digging and see what I can come up with.
I have found the name.
It appears to be a Swiftplan Multiflex. I'm not sure yet if it features on the list of defective housing act list as I would need to do some more digging to find that out.
There are a few variants of this type of house, some were timber framed and some steel framed such as:
Swiftplan Multiflex H - Steel Framed or Clad
Swiftplan Multiflex H12 - Timber Framed
Swiftplan Multiflex S - Steel Framed or Clad
I don't have much more than this at the moment I'm afraid but I hope this helps.
Let us know how you get on and if you find out any more information.
Just a little more information.
The Swiftplan is not listed as defective under the housing act of 1985 and the brief information that I can find, they appear to be considered by most lenders as favourable for lending so I would assume that insurance shouldn't be a problem.
This information is really helpful. I will do some research on Swiftplan Multiflex, and if I find anything I will post it here.
I don't suppose you know what the blue panel down the side of rear of the house is?
The blue bit appears to be part of the steel frame that is exposed, from the photo it looks as though you can see a welded join between the ground and first floor. If you tapped or knocked on it I'm sure you could tell.
Hi, I'm still having trouble finding out information about this construction.
Would anyone know who the developers might be, or how to contact them?
Futhermore if someone could a suggest a Surveyor that is experienced in these types of properties (pref. one who can work in London), we would be grateful.
Thanks for all your help, you really have gone above and beyond! We haven't managed to get hold of any plans as they may have been lost by the council in a fire in 1986! I have also spoken to 1st Associated. I think for now this one will remain a mystery, hopefully the surveyor will be able to shed some light on the construction when he goes in. I will keep you posted!
have got any more deyails on this subject? I am currently looking to buy one of this properties.