Across other decades, only a small proportion of houses still exist – for example, the combined percentage of houses built from pre-1700 to 1929 amounts for only 21.8% of UK housing. Very few houses from some decades still existing, such as only 221 from the 1710s.
Further, each city in the UK has a clear variation in the types of houses most commonly found as a result of culture, history and even climate. The country’s second largest city, Birmingham, is contributing a large proportion of the most common house types in the country, with the largest number of four of the top five.
The capital, on the other hand, features mostly pre-World War 1 buildings built during the Edwardian era of housing, with the north-west being developed later on in the 30s.
The central areas of London feature newer houses, with housing from the 80s being most common in WC postcodes, compared to very new housing since 2010 in the eastern part of the city centre.
According to the consumer research data, 1 in 5 (21%) say 90s new builds are the most desirable say – more than any other type of home.
This is true in the majority of large cities in the country, with those from London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and others listing 90s buildings as their top choice.
Meanwhile, those from Bristol, Edinburgh and Leeds all prefer Victorian homes (24%, 22% and 18% respectively).