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  • Manufacturer: Walter Llewellyn & Sons Ltd - Quikbild Homes Ltd
  • Designers: W A Fairhurst/ Melville Dundas & Whitson Ltd
  • Period built: 1965 -1980's
  • Number built: 12,000
  • Also known as : Llewellyn - Llewellyn Shells

Frequently misspelled as Quickbuild.

quikbild flats Romford
Quikbild - Sevenoaks Close Romford

The Quikbild system of dwellings were produced between 1965 and the 1980's.

Quikbild Dwellings were constructed as bungalows, 2- or 3-storey, semi-detached and terraced houses and flats.
Constructed with medium pitch gable or mansard roofs, covered with tiles, or in some cases a flat roof, covered with bituminous felt.
The external walls are generally of brick throughout or up to the first floor level, with tile hanging, profiled aluminium or plastics sheets or horizontal timber boarding above.
The majority of Quikbild dwellings have a 2 or 3-storey feature panel of horizontal timber boarding or in some cases plastic weatherboarding fixed between windows.
Some Quikbild dwellings have horizontal timber boarding or plastics sheet below some of the ground floor windows.
Certain Quikbild dwellings have a single storey flat roof entrance porch or pitched canopy over the front door.

Description

Bungalows and 2- or 3-storey semi-detached and terraced houses.
Medium pitch gable or mansard roof covered with tiles,or flat roof covered with bituminous felt.
External walls of brick throughout or to first floor level, with tile hanging, profiled aluminium or plastics sheets or horizontal timber boarding above.
Some dwellings have 2- or 3-storey feature panel of horizontal timber boarding or plastics weatherboarding between windows.
Some dwellings have horizontal timber boarding or plastics sheet below some ground floor windows.
Some dwellings have single storey flat roof entrance porch or pitched canopy over the front door.

NOTES FOR SURVEYORS

  • Cracks in brick external walls.
  • Minor looseness of wall ties.
  • Movement of window sills.
  • Internal surface condensation.
  • Breakdown of foam insulation in external wall cavities.
  • Corrosion of foil-backing to plasterboard linings.
  • Minor corrosion of bracing straps.
  • Inaccurate nailing of plywood sarking.
  • The system was also used for flats

Image of a Quikbild House, Rednal, Birmingham.
Quikbild Houses, Radnor Close, Rubery, Rednal. Birmingham.




   
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