TYPES OF HOMES IN KENT & SOUTH EAST LONDON
Do you recognise your style of home below? As we explore the different types of homes that are popular within Kent and South East London, we hope you’ll find inspiration in finding windows and doors that will uphold your property’s character and style. After all, windows and doors play a significant role in defining the visual appeal of a property.
For Georgian homes we would recommend
In Georgian architecture, sash windows stand out as a distinct characteristic. These windows are composed of one or more movable panels, known as “sashes,” which slide vertically within the window frame. A key feature of Georgian sash windows is the use of glazing bars to divide them into smaller panes. The most common configurations are six-over-six or eight-over-eight, where the panes form a grid pattern. Besides providing efficient ventilation, sash windows add an element of grace and sophistication to Georgian homes across Kent and South East London.
For Victorian terraced homes we would recommend
During the Victorian era, sash windows, reminiscent of those found in Georgian architecture, retained their popularity. These windows were characterised by one or more movable panels, known as “sashes,” that could be vertically or horizontally slid within the frame. Victorian terraced homes, in particular, showcased distinctive UPVC bay windows, which has contributed to a grand appearance of this style of home.
For Edwardian homes we would recommend:
For Edwardian homes, we recommend opting for UPVC or timber casement windows in classic shades of white or black. These window styles beautifully complement the architectural aesthetics of Edwardian properties. For a traditional touch, popular colour options for Edwardian windows include white, black, brown, and blue. Alternatively, a natural varnished timber finish can bring out the timeless beauty of the property.
For 1930’s Semi homes we would recommend:
Opt for UPVC or aluminium casement windows with leaded strip detailing, featuring internal Georgian bars and frames in white or black. To maintain the era’s aesthetic, traditional colours like white, black, brown, and blue, or a natural varnished timber finish, complement the style of 1930s properties.
For 1960’s Semi homes we would recommend:
Opt for casement windows made of UPVC or aluminium, available in classic shades of white or grey. These windows will not only align with the architectural style of 1960s homes but also provide functionality and a modern touch. Alternatively, you can explore shades like yellow or pale blue to add a subtle pop of colour, enhancing the overall aesthetic of your 1960s property.
For 90/00s New Build homes we would recommend:
We suggest opting for UPVC casement or tilt and turn windows. These windows offer durability and energy efficiency while providing functionality. Grey or white finishes are popular choices, as they blend seamlessly with the contemporary aesthetic of New Build homes. Alternatively, you can explore a range of bright colours to add a vibrant touch that complements the brickwork and adds a distinctive flair to the overall design of your New Build property.
For Modern Self Build homes we would recommend:
Opt for sleek and contemporary aluminium or UPVC flush sash frames. Dark grey or black finishes are ideal choices, as they complement the modern aesthetic of these properties, adding a touch of sophistication.
For Stone Cottage homes we would recommend:
We suggest opting for flush sash casement windows, which are available in UPVC for added durability. These windows can feature traditional Georgian bar styling, adding an authentic touch to the cottage aesthetic. Muted colours like soft whites, creams, or light greys are ideal choices to maintain a harmonious and understated look. Classic colours like green, brown, or grey are particularly fitting, evoking a sense of tradition and blending seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Another heritage option is our range of Residence windows, combining modern technology with heritage window style.