What are the different types of houses?
In the UK, we have several types of houses and property styles that can be recognised by architectural features and defined by the age of the property.
The property features unique to each style of house were designed to create an overall ‘look’ and balance together in harmony. Over the years, many property owners have renovated their homes and replaced windows and doors with a significant impact on that balance. Sometimes, negatively.
When replacing features on a house, such as windows, it’s always best to be sympathetic to the original style of the house to maintain an aesthetically pleasing building and to ensure that your home looks its best.
In some cases, making changes such as replacing original timber sash windows with uPVC casement windows can devalue the house. In other instances, houses have covenants and restrictions on what you can install because they are in conservation areas or have listed building status.
When replacing the windows and doors on your house, first identify the period and style of the house and then choose designs, materials and colours that are sympathetic and in harmony with the original design.
In this guide we are going to look at the different types of British houses and house styles; and what style of window and door works best with that property, so your house looks its best.