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With such a rich history, we’re lucky in Britain to have so many different styles of home and architectural periods. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular home styles in Britain and how you can incorporate the style elements in your home.

Mock Tudor

Unless you’re lucky enough to live in a real 16th or 17th century home, you’ll have to settle for the Mock Tudor style. Many homes hark back to the time of Henry VIII or Shakespeare with false beams and timber cladding. Beams are easy to add into your kitchen or living room and you could even continue the feel with wooden floors and kitchen worktops. Heritage windows are a great way of adding a historic charm to your home with ease. Made to look like timber, these uPVC windows offer high levels of insulation without the time-consuming maintenance real timber needs.


The Georgian and Regency periods were known for their elegance and opulence. Homes from this period are often grand and tall townhouses with high ceilings; the city of Bath is full of classic examples from this period. Why not add an orangery with a lantern roof to add a luxurious feel to your home? An orangery is the perfect way to extend your space while also boosting the style of your home. With an emphasis on light and design, orangeries are beautiful rooms. Ideal for a lounge or formal dining room, you’ll create an opulent feel in no time.


When you think of Victorian homes, images often spring to mind of terraces with sliding sash windows. Adding some timber effect or sliding sash windows to your home will instantly take it back to a bygone age. The Victorian period also featured many stylistic elements from previous eras such as Gothic, medieval and Renaissance elements. Large stained glass is a common sight in these homes.


Brickwork is a popular feature of Edwardian homes as well as large and long windows. How about an Edwardian conservatory if you’d like to recreate this period in your home? These are normally square or rectangle conservatories with large areas of floor space. They make the ideal lounge or dining room.

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The 1903s saw many families relocate from cities to more suburban and rural areas. Homes built at this time took aspects from the Tudor and Victorian eras and wooden doors, false beams and wooden cladding were all popular.


Part of the Brutalist architecture movement, homes built in the 1970s featured sharp angles and sloping roofs. Exposed brickwork was also a common sight so if you favour this look; experiment with exposed walls either inside or out.

Traditional country cottage

If you want to recreate a country cottage feel in your home, a stable door is a great place to start. These doors are recognisable by being in two halves that can open independently of each other. Keep the bottom half closed to keep small children and pets in but still enjoy a beautiful breeze. A familiar sight in traditional kitchens and cottages, they’re the perfect choice if you want to bring a quaint village feel to your home.


If you want to add a futuristic twist to your home, aluminium bifolding doors will open up your home. Aluminium is a modern material in itself with its metallic look and slim, sleek frames. With exceptionally strength, the narrow frames can hold large glass panes to give you wide ranging views and a home full of light.

The perfect English styles for every home

If you would like to recreate any of these popular home styles in your home, get in touch with us today. We have the perfect home improvement solutions for your home whether you want a modern or traditional feel.

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