Ffynh 6I

I think it maybe said that the following points embody the demands of women, particularly of working women, for better housing.

  1. Houses should not be built in rows, but semi-detached or in blocks of four. Fortunately the former arrangement is now a thing of the past.
  2. The typical house should contain a parlour, but in every scheme there should be a small proportion of single, large living-room houses.
  3. A bathroom separate from the scullery should be supplied and, in most areas, preferably an upstairs bathroom.
  4. The w.c. should be in a separate room from the bathroom.
  5. Each house should have an efficient supply of hot water to sink, bath and lavatory basin.
  6. The entrance lobby or hall should be large enough to accommodate coats,umbrellas and small type of pram.
  7. No living-room should be less in area than 170 sq.ft., no parlour less than 120 sq.ft., no scullery less than 80 sq.ft.
  8. If the w.c. is downstairs the house should be so planned that the living-room is not a passage-way between the bedrooms and the w.c.
  9. The scullery should be planned to provide convenient space for sink, copper, cooker, and a table.
  10. In addition, there should be storage space, either off the back lobby or outside the house, for cycles, garden tools, etc., so as to preserve tidiness in the back premises.
  11. Three bedrooms should be the minimum, and in every scheme a certain proportion of four-bedroomed houses should be provided. The floor area of the largest bedroom should not be below 150 sq.ft.,nor the smallest below 65 sq.ft.

(The Welsh Housing and Development Association Year Book, 1921 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )