Building a Home (1940-1949)



British Instructional Films Ltd presents a film in the classroom.

Men on drawing boards working on drawings. C / U of plans for a home. The author points out several things to a colleague. Worksite inspectors use a piece of equipment and take measurements. The mechanical excavators move the earth as the men stand around the foundations. A man mixes cement. Another man puts bricks. Various construction tasks. C / U of the cement mixer that goes around. The man puts tiles on the top of a brick wall. Men cut pieces of wood together.

C / U of the masonry technique. Men walk along the scaffolds. The bricks are lifted with a pulley system and then transported by wheels. More nails. C / U hammer hitting the nail. The man cuts wood for roof. Other people put tiles on the roof. A man carries a large pile of tiles on his head up on a step ladder, then walks along wooden boards and onto another steps steps. The tiles are placed by a rope. Two men paint window frames on the spot.

A man applies stucco to seal a pipe. Another man puts on a glass using stucco. An internal staircase is fixed to the wall. A man uses a level of spirit to check that the stairs are level. Two men nail down the floorboards. Two men overlap a wall. A man is washing his hands. There is a fireplace. A cement floor is laid and polished. Parquet is then placed. A light switch is out of date. Man looks at the fuse box. The human screws are locked at the door, another person scans. Exterior shot of the final house.

Inner interior – woman peeling potatoes in her sink. In the living room the woman reads the paper while the children play in front of the fireplace. Woman comes out of the house.
FILE ID: 2949.03

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