Many PRC Council Houses (Precast Reinforced Concrete) were built in the 1920's and 1940's. The PRC Houses in Bristol are of Non Standard Construction.
These types of non standard construction houses could be built quickly and economically. The non standard construction methods and materials used resulted in PRC type houses having inherent structural defects and under the 1984 Housing Act would be described as defective housing.
In Bristol there are two types of PRC houses that are affected by the PRC programme. Locations of Defective Housing.
Henbury, Lockleaze, Lawrence Weston - Woolaway PRC Houses. Sea Mills - Parkinsons PRC Houses.
Bristol City Council has made previous attempts to deal with these types of non standard construction.
Over a year ago in March 2011 the Council agreed that all of the Parkinson homes in Sea Mills (248 in total) will have PRC House Repairs
. 166 Woolaway homes in Henbury, Lockleaze and Lawrence Weston will also have PRC House Repairs
160 Woolaway PRC houses in Henbury, Lockleaze and Lawrence Weston will be demolished, with Council House Tenants being rehoused. Renovation of PRC style properties
will help to improve the energy efficiency of these PRC Houses. If you want to make your PRC House suitable for mortgage purposes
then you will need to have a PRC house repairs
completed before your PRC house can be eligable for a mortgage.
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