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"Easyform Concrete Construction built in the l950's."

Hi ,

I have been looking to buy a home in Cambridge, and it looked like I found a suitable
place, but was told the the house is not the usual Brick and Mortar build, but was built
in the 1950s, the agents told me its an "Easyform Concrete Construction built in the l950's."

Thats all they know. Has anyone here lived in / bought a construction built house?
Should I steer clear of the property?

cheers

Published by tyres at 4:10pm on Wed 15th January 2014. Viewed 9,053 times.

People apparently have problems trying to get a mortgage on concrete houses.

Published by Rocket Dog at 4:13pm on Wed 15th January 2014.

Published by John Techno at 4:32pm on Wed 15th January 2014.

Some (but not all!) concrete houses can develop problems where the steel reinforcing rods rust away inside the concrete, which is very hard for a building survey to spot (to see if it's happening you basically have to demolish the wall).

I read somewhere that this was a particular problem with houses that were built in a rush at the end of World War II.

I'd get someone experienced to take a look at it. I passed over a suspiciously cheap concrete house myself, on advice from a builder.

(Do you know any builders? A mate of mine has been very helpful in exchange for only a modest quantity of beer.)

Published by Wrongfellow at 4:33pm on Wed 15th January 2014.
This reply has been edited, last edit at 4:34pm on Wed 15th January 2014.

Thanks for the feedback, I found out its poured concrete, not pre-fabricated...

>>People apparently have problems trying to get a mortgage on concrete houses.
I know Barclays don't provide mortgages

shame, the location was great, a friend of a friend is a builder, so will hear back soon.
From google, there may be wifi problems, and concrete is not so great for sound insulation either :S

I think I may have to pass on this as well Wrongfellow,

cheers for the feedback guys.

Published by tyres at 4:42pm on Wed 15th January 2014.

There are quite a few ex-local authority concrete houses in various bits of Cambridge. They usually sell for less than conventional ones, presumably because of the difficulty in getting a mortgage. Someone I know sold one on the Milton Road recently, I guess for about three-quarters of what it would otherwise have fetched.

Published by sam i at 5:26pm on Wed 15th January 2014.

I recommend contacting https://www.mictec.co.uk/ will help you with this problem

Published by mic12q at 1:58pm on Sun 8th March 2020.

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