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Newsletter, April 2011 (Issue 183)

Return of the Prefab?

Return Of The Prefab?

An independent report has identified the development of new style prefabricated houses with "green" credentials as a potential major contribution to Britain's chronic housing shortage. But it is said that prefabs, which were built and erected in large numbers to solve the post-war housing crisis, got a bad name for shoddy design and poor construction.

Half a century on, the many Ipswich prefabs in Sidegate Lane West and Humber Doucy Lane look as if they are still doing well! Food for thought here?

    Front cover of issue 183 Cover, issue 183

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