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Prefab illustration by Harriet McDougall

Prefab illustration by Harriet McDougall

Prefabricated Houses

Tea towel designed by Keara Stewart

Tea towel designed by Keara Stewart

The first of 500,000 prefab homes went on show in London today 31st April, 1944. They were designed for demobilised servicemen and bombed out families and consisted of 2 bedrooms, a living room, bathroom and toilet and kitchen on one floor, and were built by the motor industry. Some still survive and are listed buildings(Joy: Hector Murdoch's historic homecoming in 1946 became one of the war's most famous images)

Absolutely prefabulous: residents of Britain's last prefab estate battle to save homes that were built to last only ten years

The first of 500,000 prefab homes went on show in London today 31st April, 1944. They were designed for demobilised servicemen and bombed out families and consisted of 2 bedrooms, a living room, bathroom and toilet and kitchen on one floor, and were built by the motor industry. Some still survive and are listed buildings(Joy: Hector Murdoch's historic homecoming in 1946 became one of the war's most famous images)

THE END of PREFAB BRITAIN They were a quick-fix solution to the post-war housing crisis. But the UK’s prefabricated homes are now being torn down – and many residents are mourning the end of an era, says Sonia Zhuravlyova

THE END of PREFAB BRITAIN They were a quick-fix solution to the post-war housing crisis. But the UK’s prefabricated homes are now being torn down – and many residents are mourning the end of an era, says Sonia Zhuravlyova

Scratch Map is the perfect way to show off where you've been travelling while livening up your wall with a colourful world map. http://playwho.com/product/13944/scratch-world-map

Scratch Map is the perfect way to show off where you've been travelling while livening up your wall with a colourful world map. http://playwho.com/product/13944/scratch-world-map

A Uni-Seco Mk 2 prefab constructed between 1945-6

A Uni-Seco Mk 2 prefab constructed between 1945-6

The Prefab Files [blog] | ref: AIROH Aluminum Bungalows

The Prefab Files [blog] | ref: AIROH Aluminum Bungalows

The plan of our prefab. The front bedroom was mine. It never seemed this tiny! There were fitted cupboards in the main bedroom, a built-in fridge in the kitchen, all unheard of before. The fireplace heated a back boiler for hot water and there was an airing cupboard. Luxury!

The plan of our prefab. The front bedroom was mine. It never seemed this tiny! There were fitted cupboards in the main bedroom, a built-in fridge in the kitchen, all unheard of before. The fireplace heated a back boiler for hot water and there was an airing cupboard. Luxury!

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