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ARCON Prefab 1946

ARCON Prefab 1946

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Developed and constructed by Taylor Woodrow, the Arcon was an asbestos-clad variant.
It had a longer life, but also came with a higher cost of construction.

The two bedrooms were approximately the same fairly generous size with picture windows which included an opening window. The kitchen was fitted with steel cupboards, drawers and an integral sink unit. A side door entered directly into the kitchen. A gas (copper) boiler, gas oven and hob, and a fitted-in gas fridge were incorporated into the inbuilt steel kitchen units. A drop-down wall-fitted table adjacent to a built-in larder was opposite the built-in units. The lounge had an open coal fire, the heat from which heated a back boiler, thus giving “free” hot water. The bathroom had a full-size bath and fitted steel cupboards. There was a separate toilet. The lounge and both bedrooms had steel built-in cupboards and drawers.
AS with the AILOH chain-link fencing, a gate and a coal shed built with corrugated steel from Anderson shelters and brick front and rear walls was also provided. Gardens were of sufficient size to grow vegetables, and many early residents quickly erected a chicken run.

Stuart Laidlaw Added by Stuart Laidlaw

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