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Brick-Built And Prefabricated Houses (Erection Time)

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 18 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Works the number of man-hours required to build a traditional-built council house and to build his Ministry's emergency prefabricated house, respectively.

The number of man-hours required to build the 862 feet super brick-built control house at Northolt, after adjustment for contracts of 500 houses, was 2,050; this figure depended upon the selection of a level site and upon the availability of a balanced labour force. The site labour required to build prefabricated temporary houses is averaging about 1,100 man-hours, but many of the houses are being erected in small groups, on difficult sites, during a period of labour shortage.