Medstead - Colonial Bungalows

These were very popular in Medstead especially between the wars. At one time you could buy the house shown below erected on a one acre plot for just 100. These details are taken from an original Burt and Vick specification leaflet [download] believed to date from around 1920.


This dwelling house is designed to be built with wood framing, interior lined with matchboard, exterior of corrugated iron. Where bricks and lime are cheap & time is unimportant it can be built with brick walls and plastered at approximately the same cost. The contractors undertake to complete these buildings fit for occupation within 4 weeks of receiving order. Section Cost with one acre of land 100. End Elevation

This building is very suitable for club houses for cyclists, cricketers or others, in which case, room D might be be fitted with bath etc, room E could be used as general club room, C for committees, the other rooms for club purposes or for caretakers use. Plan

N.B. A cooking range with large oven can be supplied at from 30/- to 50/- according to size.
A closed slow combustion stove in the living room would cost about 25/-.
Bedroom stoves supplied if required.
Circular rainwater tank, capacity 400 gallons with iron lid top, fixed in place 4.15.0.
Kitchen sink fixed in any position from 15/-.
Felting under iron to walls and roof 50/-.
A verandah 8 feet wide with board floor and balustrading in front, covered with iron, could be added for a further charge of 10.

Burt & Vick - Poole, Dorset