Digging, hod-carrying and bricklaying - that's how twenty men, possessed by the 'do-it-yourself' spirit, have spent their leisure time for the last four years.
GV.PAN. Finished occupied bungalow, PAN to bungalows under construction.
CU.PAN From sign "Self Build Association" to Mr. Burt ex-building foreman mixing concrete.
REAR V. Man who is building house for his son.
SV. Mr. Linton civil servant and treasurer of Association laying bricks.
LV.PAN Mr. Linton pauses in his work to speak to Mr. Rogers who orders materials.
ANGLE SHOT. Mr. Wakeham who works for B.O.A.C. fixing gutter.
SCU. Mr. Drake another volunteer fixing pipes.
LV. Volunteer fixing roof tiles.
LV.PAN.INT. Hall up to Mr. Bigsby a metal spinner trowelling ceiling.
CU. Mr. Bigsby working.
GV. The volunteers unload building truck.
LV. Completed house.
GV.INT. Mr. Wakeham enters his own completed house and is greeted by his wife.
SV. The Wakehams seated in lounge of their new house.
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Background: Digging, hod-carrying and bricklaying - that's how twenty men, possessed by the 'do-it-yourself' spirit, have spent their leisure time for the last four years. They are members of the Windsor Self-build Housing Association Ltd. Unable to find suitable homes at prices they were willing to pay, they grouped together and tailor-made homes at Dedworth, two miles from Windsor Castle, U.K.
In those four years when an hour's rest was a luxury, these indomitable spare-time builders constructed 20 three-bedroom chalet-bungalows. The GBP1,800 cost of each house with garage land and road charges is GBP1,200 less than any comparable house in the Windsor area - with doors fireplaces kitchen sink and such just where wives want them.
Such was the verve of these home-seekers, they worked under floodlight during the short, winter evenings. Work finished, many of the tireless twenty confessed that they would have had second thoughts had they known their spare-time building was to take them four years.