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  • Short Summary

    Educational film showing the various stages of building a house.

  • Description

    British Instructional Films Ltd presents a Classroom Film.

    Men at drawing boards working on plans. C/U of plans for a house. Draftsman points out various things to a colleague. On the building site surveyors use a piece of equipment and take measurements. Mechanical diggers move earth as men stand around the foundations. A man mixes cement. Another man lays bricks. Various construction tasks. C/U of cement mixer going around. Man lays tiles on top of a brick wall. Men nail pieces of wood together.

    C/U of bricklaying technique. Men walk along scaffolding. Bricks are lifted by a pulley system then wheeled along on a trolley. More nailing. C/U of hammer hitting nail. Man saws wood for roof. Other men lay tiles on roof. A man carries large pile of tiles on his head up a step ladder then walks along wooden planks and up another step ladder. The tiles are laid by a roofer. Two men paint window frames in situ.

    A man applies putty to seal a pipe. Another man puts in a pane of glass using putty. An interior staircase is fixed to the wall. A man uses a spirit level to check that the stairs are level. Two men nail down floor boards. Two men plaster a wall. A man washes his hands. A fireplace is affixed. A cement floor is laid and smoothed. Parquet flooring is then laid. A light switch is fiddled with. Man is looking at fuse box. Man screws lock to door, another man sweeps up. Exterior shot of finished house.

    Domestic interior - woman peeling potatoes at her sink. In the living room woman reads paper while children play in front of the fireplace. Woman walks out of the house.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:27:00 / 01:27:03:00

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