Hi, Just found this thread and hope that someone might be able to help.
I am looking to buy a BISF house – It’s a lovely house in a nice area just outside Cardiff.
It has not been modernised and the surveyors report came back saying – not mortgageable (basically due to being unmodernised BISF House).
We don’t mind spending reasonable amount to make it into a nice house, but nobody seems to know anything about this type of the houses.
We have spoken to the council and to various companies which do cladding for BISF houses etc, but nobody has been able to come back with a definite answer of what exactly needs to be done and how much it would cost to make it mortgageable or even re-classed as standard house.
Has anyone modernised their BISF house to meet mortgage requirements or even to be re-classed as a traditional house?
Any help with answers of contacts for contractors would be much appreciated!