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image 1In 1894 the Building Act changed the regulations, so that windows no longer had to be flush with the exterior wall. This enabled windows to stand proud from the facade. The late Victorian and Edwardian period took advantage of the change in new building regulations and now presented their windows in bays. Medium and larger houses would often display double bay or bow windows.

A bay window is a window space projecting outward from the main walls of a building and forming a bay in a room, either square or polygonal in plan. The angles most commonly used on the inside corners of the bay are 90, 135 and 150 degrees. Wikipedia

A bay window creates the illusion of a larger room. It also maximizes the amount of light entering a room and offers a dryer alternative to a balcony.

 

Edwardian

The sash window would tend to have the upper decorative multi pane section fixed and a single sliding pane of glass below to allow for more light. Sash windows would often be painted in the Queen Anne style of white. The Arts & Crafts style would sometimes use metal casements set within stone surround called mullioned windows.

 

1920's - 1930's

Casement windows became the popular choice after the Edwardian period. These would be framed glass hung on hinges set within a frame made from wood or metal.

   

Oriel Windows

A oriel window projects from the upper story of a building, supported on brackets or corbels. The Oriel window became popular feature in the late Victorian Arts & Craft houses and soon became a regular addition to many Edwardian homes.

"They are a good means of improving a view that is not too special but where the street has a pleasant view at the far end. Good examples are in seaside towns, where terraced houses may be crammed in a street but the view of the sea at the end is well worth seeing." Homebuilding & Renovating

 

 

Traditional Construction Patterns

Edwardian House Style

The Housebuilder's Bible

Sash Window Products

Surveying bay windows for new double glazing: The Window Man

The History of the Box Sash window

The Jeremy Vine Show: BBC Radio 2, Dec 2006 Timber Sash Windows

 

Useful Research Websites

BBC Homes 1920's:

BBC Homes 1930's

Hidden House History

Francis Frith Photo Archive

The Geffrye Museum

English Architecture: Britain Express

Looking at Buildings: Pevsner Architectural Guides

Useful Links to Articles

Design Styles- Architecture, interiors and furnishings: Dezignare

1930s and Art Deco Fireplaces


Forum Debates

Channel 4 Homes Forum

How To Repair Brickwork- Youtube

Tha anatomy of a sash window- Youtube

Art Deco House Style

Understanding the Edwardian and Inter-War Houses

Thirtiestyle: Home Decoration

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Period House Style
Georgian & Regency
1714- 1837
Victorian
1837 - 1901
Edwardian
1901 - 1920
1920 - 1939
1945 - 1970
Designer's Style
Sourcing Products
Exterior Detail
Interior Detail
Front Doors
Gable Ends
Porches
Bay Windows
Stained Glass
Fireplaces
Wallpaper
Balconies
Oak Panelling
Fanlights
Bakelite