Greenwich Millennium Village
Light steel framing has been used for the Greenwich Millennium
Village Phase 2b housing designed by Proctor and Matthews
Architects. An on-site rolling mill was used to produce steel
components for the housing, which has been designed with a high
level of variety in both plan form and elevational treatment. Find
Oakridge Estate, Basingstoke
Light steel frame panels have been applied in low rise housing
designed by Hunt Thompson Architects. A varied street scene was
produced by using bay and dormer elements on essentially
standardised house types. Find out more...
British Iron and Steel Federation houses
The BISF was an association of steel producers, formed in 1934
in order to provide central planning for the industry. It sponsored a
solution for permanent steel framed housing to a design by
architect Sir Frederick Gibberd, 36,000 of which were built during
the 1940s and early 50s. Find out more...
The Dorlonco system is considered to be the most successful of
the post-WWI house types, in terms of both commercial viability
and longevity of production, with some examples dating from post-
WWII period. Originally built to house workers and their families of
the Dorman Long Company at Dormanstown, the first
demonstration houses were built in 1919. Find out more...
Other house types:
Many other iron and steel house types have been produced in the
UK since the 19th century (when iron framed and clad houses
were first produced for export to the colonies). Some of them are
listed here. Find out more...