Structural Survey: Volume 1 Issue 4


Table of contents

Defects in Airey Houses

H. McArthur

About 26,000 Airey Houses were erected during the post war years (1946–55) as part of the house building programme of that period. The Airey House is essentially a prefabricated…

Cladding 1 — Types and Techniques

M. Wilson

The majority of major building structures are in some way or another, clad with a facing skin. Invariably the type of material used, and its shape or form, follows the…

The Optic Probe in Use

R. Porter

An article by Dennis Weeks in a recent issue of Structural Survey highlighted the need for and use of an optic probe to inspect hidden parts of the building fabric.

How the NHBC Works

A. Cooper

A recent survey shows that most home buyers place high priority on the NHBC ten‐year warranty, even though the cover is restricted to major structural defects after two years…

Paints and Surface Coatings

P. Whiteley

Advancing technology brings a continual flow of new materials to the building industry, not least in the field of paints and other types of surface coatings. While some of these…

Residential surveys of Victorian mansion block flats

Malcolm Hollis

The concept of the mansion flat appears to have been developed by the Victorians. Large, often rambling, flats were arranged in a building designed to have an imposing and…



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1983 – 2016

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