Heath Hill Avenue
66 temporary houses were built in Heath Hill Avenue. There were originally planned to last for 25 years.
The houses built in Heath Hill Avenue in late 1945 and 1946 had asbestos sheet walls and an almost flat roof.
This colour photograph shows the prefabs in the late 1950s.
The prefabs were demolished between November 1959 and November 1961 to make way for two self build housing scheme of bungalows.
The Bungalows in Heath Hill Avenue
Apex Self Build Association built 26 semi-detached bungalows on the north side of Heath Hill Avenue.
The plans are dated 1959, building started once demolition of the prefabs had commenced on the north side of Heath Hill Avenue.
At least one prefab was left as a builders hut until building was completed.
Layout Plan Apex Self-Building Association
Apex Self-Build bungalows under construction c.1960.
Another view of the bungalows under construction c.1960.
A pair of bungalows on the north side of Heath Hill Avenue photographed in May 2014.
Bevendean Self Build Association built 24 semi-detached bungalows on the south side of Heath Hill Avenue.
These plans were also dated 1959, with building starting once some of the prefabs on the south side had been demolished.
Layout Bevendean Self Build Association
A pair of bungalows on the south side of Heath Hill Avenue photographed in May 2014.
Brian Donaldson was one of the self-builders. Read his story here.
Plans and photographs from 1953 to 2014.
Information from Beverley Webster whose father was Len Feast the chairman of the Apex self-build scheme.