BETT HOMES

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Construction work on three blocks of multi-storey flats in Trottick Dundee nears completion. (clip)

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Places:

  • Dundee

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Technical

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: BETT HOMES

Reference number: 5761

Date: 1967

Production company: [ Bett-Bison]

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.53 mins

Description: The construction of three multistorey housing units in Dundee, by Bett-Bison in the 1960s. The housing was of an experimental nature in terms of its reliance on prefabricated parts and its speed of erection - all three were completed in just 26 weeks. This was due to the need to meet a high demand for new housing in the 1960s.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from speed corrected VHS at 16fps, manual control track]

[no title] Gvs over construction site as foundations are laid for the multistorey buildings. [Location is Trottick, a suburb of Dundee].Gvs men and machinery at work on site. Laying and levelling concrete areas. Heavy machinery is used to level ground. Man takes measurements using string (4.33) Bricklaying the foundations, pouring concrete (6.43) Prefabricated parts are lowered into place by crane (walls with windows, staircases) (13.04) Cuts to shot in the Bett Homes depot where raw materials (wood beams) are being loaded onto lorry by fork lift (14.30) Cuts back to multistories nearing completion. Raw materials arrive by lorry, and are hoisted by crane. Shot of workers installing such materials (19.06) Cuts to the opening ceremony - the Lord Provost (in chains of office) and John Bett walk with a procession of dignitaries in front of the multistories. L/s looking onto the multistories over a road network and petrol station (20.53)