HC Deb 16 July 1925 vol 186 c1545W

asked the Minister of Health whether he can state the amount of time taken to erect a brick house, a wooden house, and houses of the Atholl and Weir types, respectively?


As so much depends upon the site, the number of houses to be erected, the labour and materials available, I can only state roughly that the actual time taken in the normal work of erection of a brick house could not ordinarily be put at less than four or five months, and this time is frequently exceeded. I have no corresponding information about wooden houses. As regards the other types mentioned in the question, there is very little experience available as to the time actually taken in erection, but I understand that the manufacturers estimate the time required where a number of houses are concerned as not likely to be more than two or three weeks per house.