British Architectural House Styles
There are a variety of British Architectural House Styles. Identifying what time period a house was built in may be beneficial in unpacking its history, design and intended use.
An architectural style comprises the stand out features that make a building belong to a certain period in time. These features are often a reflection of the building’s location, materials available, current affairs, popular trends and more.
In Britain, the architectural house styles are categorised according to the key time periods in English history. This post will be exploring the evolution of British architectural house styles from the Tudor period to modern day with the help of some handy illustrations.
It is useful to know the architectural house styles as they help place a building within a certain historical context. Sometimes looking into the surrounding buildings of a house may help you determine its style. All of this contextual information then underpins your design decisions.
Architecture students and architects may already be well versed with architectural styles through their history modules during university. This may not be the case for clients.
For homeowners, knowing the architectural style of your house may be important when you are looking at renovating, extending, or selling your home. You will be able to determine the attributes of the house that have significance and bring value to the property.
In terms of self-build projects, exploring the various architectural styles may help you make an informed decision for the style for your new home. You may decide on an existing style or perhaps be inspired to go for a combination of existing styles.
Use this post as a reference guide to help identify the architectural style employed in your home!
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Written by Emma Walshaw, Architectural Technologist and founder of First In Architecture and Detail Library. Emma has written a number of books about construction and architectural detailing.