House Types

An informative timeline from the Early Georgian period to Today, observing the types of housing within the UK. This timeline looks at room sizes, space standards, materials and construction in house building and the scale of living spaces between the different classes of society.

Some houses still have no foundations.

Most new houses are built in some form of masonry.


Views and the appearance of the house grow in importance.

Style and Proportion

Better quality houses follow strict rules of proportion.

The golden age of Georgian architecture

Terraced houses were a success...

External walls of houses are built in brick or stone, often local materials.

Houses are built with local bricks fashionable decorative detail ordered from building merchants and catalogues.

House configuration and style

The importance of views is highlighted through the design of bay windows.

Key Features

The key features of the house are bay windows, porticos and balconies.

House Styles

Three main house styles emerge

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