Special Reports Volume 6

Special Reports Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...at the lowest possible rate, of internal fittings, and was suggesting the standardization of certain fixtures such as doors, windows, and furniture, in order to cheapen production without diminishing artistic effect. It should be added that a Women's Housing SubCommittee had been appointed early in the history of the Ministry of Reconstruction, and had given attention to such matters in the planning of houses as were essential from the point of view of health and the convenience of the housewife. The recommendations of this subcommittee covered a wide range of domestic and social conveniences. Some of these had received attention in the planning of Gretna and Well Hall, while all of them are likely to receive attention in the new plans. In so far as the stress laid on them indicates a distinction between the older and the newer style of housing, their acceptance reveals a wider idea of comfort and an increase in the standard of life among the working classes of Great Britain. The housing problem in Great Britain should be recognized as one of considerable size and significance. Its solution is expected to assist in reducing unemployment in the building trades and in calming industrial unrest. The financial position, with interest rates high and labor and materials at a high price, is such that real estate investment represents a certain loss through decline in values. Private enterprise is thus precluded from the field, while public opinion, endorsed in this instance by such a manufacturers' organization as the Federation of British Industries, is opposed to the subsidizing of the private contractor. Steps have been taken accordingly for the Government to undertake the financial loss and initiate and compel an adequate effort towards the...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687112X
  • 9781236871121