A permanent home for a temporary house - the prefab at St Fagans

An aluminium prefab prototype being installed, ready for exhibition, outside the Tate Gallery in London, 1945. Crown copyright NMR

An aluminium prefab prototype being installed, ready for exhibition, outside the Tate Gallery in London, 1945. Crown copyright NMR

Comments(3)

Dafydd wiliam Principal Curator of Historic Buildings
7 March 2017, 13:40
Hi Jeremy,
Our prefab did not have any asbestos panels and was all made from aluminium. It did have asbestos lagging around the flue pipe, but that was it. I don't know what type of asbestos was used in the others.
Sara Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales Staff
1 March 2017, 10:42

Hi there Jeremy

I will pass on your comment to the Curator responsible, and ask that they reply to you here on the page, or via email.

Best wishes

Sara
Digital Team

Jeremy Bryant
22 February 2017, 07:50
I just read an old article of yours about Arcon prefab houses.
Do you happen to know what type of asbestos was used in their construction?
i have two in my garden which I want to renovate.

Many thanks

Jeremy Bryant
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