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The Victorian era is renowned for its architecture and houses from that period, Victorian houses are highly sought after for their stylish design and construction. The reign of Queen Victoria is dated between 1837 and 1901 and is considered a golden era in the history of the British Empire. A thriving economy resulting from the Industrial revolution saw large growth in the construction of houses throughout the UK, many of these houses can still be seen in towns, villages and cities around the UK.
The architectural style from the Victorian period ranges from classic regency designs to a more gothic revival style of building later in the period. Another big factor in the increase in construction is in the 1850`s the tax levied on bricks and glass was abolished, greatly reducing the cost of building better quality homes that will last the test of time. During this period we also saw the introduction of building regulations, this again increased the quality of houses built and also set standards for sanitation and drainage. By the end of the Victorian era we also saw the majority of properties having hot and cold running water as well as internal lighting powered by gas. We also saw sash windows becoming the standard for Victorian houses, many Victorian properties included the inclusion of a basement in your property, these were usually used to store coal for the fire, but in todays world you are able to convert these basements to use for other uses.
The Victorian era also saw the building of the rail ways, this allowed the use of standardised brick built in factories some distance away from the location of where the property in being constructed. The majority of Victorian homes also used slates for their roofs, mainly quarried from Wales that was transported around the UK again via the new railway system.
Victorian houses were built for the whole social spectrum, from grandiose homes for the wealthy factory owners as well as smaller houses often in the form of terrace homes for the factory workers.
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An attractive addition to all types of property an open fire is an ultimate addition to your home bringing warmth into your home. Approved Trader can help you find a tradesmen who will be able to build an open fire in your home in the Victorian style of design.
During the Victorian era the use of conservatories greatly increased, a specific design became vogue during this period and is still incredibly popular today. This classic conservatory design is still popular today and is still well suited for any property time, including a modern property.