British Housebuilders: History and Analysis (Real Estate by Fred Wellings
By Fred Wellings
This exam of the advance of the personal housebuilding from the Nineteen Thirties to the current day analyses the provision aspect of the undefined, and provides the 1st accomplished account of the company heritage of the twentieth century housing within the united kingdom.
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Practical considerations have more of an inﬂuence on the form of an interview than is generally admitted. An 85-year-old is not interviewed in the same way as a 45-year-old; interviews in the home are different from in the ofﬁce; and invitations to lunch, pleasurable though they might be, were always the most difﬁcult interviews to structure. Telephone interviews required a more ﬂexible technique, particularly when the return call came some weeks after the initial approach. Most of the formal interviews were tape recorded, as were some of the telephone calls; permission was rarely refused although from time to time one sensed that it would be wise to press the off switch.
After that, the last recorded address on the Companies House ﬁle could be 26 The Supply Side tried; individuals might still be on the list of directorships at Companies House by virtue of, say, a small family ﬁrm. At that point, an explanatory letter would be sent, with the appropriate draft history. Not infrequently there was no response: death, change of address, illness and genuine indifference all being contributory factors. However, more than half of the letters did produce a positive response and these were then followed up with a telephone call.
Or, it may be providing social housing as an integral part of the development under the requirements of the planning permission. Further along the economic spectrum, the developer (for example Countryside Properties in the early 1990s) may be providing design and build packages to a housing association to keep staff occupied during a private housing downturn; in that respect, it is acting more as a contractor than a speculative developer. No clear dividing line can be drawn, either between companies or over time, and it has been found most practical to include this partnership housing output in any unit ﬁgures quoted for companies over the last two decades (in any case, this ﬁgure is not always disclosed and, therefore, could not be excluded).