Defining the decades: Airey houses

The Airey House design was developed by Sir Edwin Airey, a Leeds-based builder in the aftermath of the Second World War.

The idea was built on Sir Aireys’ earlier experience in the 1920’s with concrete housing, where he had designed and used the Airey Duo slab system which had similarities to some other concrete house designs of the period. This style was intended to use minimal imported material as well as machine power due to depleted labour sources at the time.

As time has passed, many non-improved or ‘repaired’ Airey properties are suffering from material degradation making it difficult, if not impossible, to obtain a mortgage on one. To improve or repair one of these properties, it would normally involve replacing much of the original concrete with brickwork and insulation, which will add a much needed layer of insulation to the properties resulting in a much warmer and a more structurally sound home – also deeming it more acceptable to mortgage providers.

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Ashley Road, Walton-on-Thames

Located just over half a mile from Walton-on-Thames mainline station is this delightful detached family home, conveniently located for the array of shops, amenities and eateries available at The Heart Shopping Centre.