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The Semi-Detached House


Comment on The Semi-Detached House

You very rarely see them anywhere else

Comment on The Semi-Detached House posted 2006-02-06 by Maria Rainford from newcastle upon tyne


Comment on The Semi-Detached House

I can't think of another country that has used the format of the 'semi' to the extent of England. Larger sprawling countrys have detached housing or flats (condo's) for the suburbs where space is less of a premimum and the need for post war rebuilding was less concentrated. Taken at face value its a bizarre idea that two seperate families share the ownership and mantenance of what is in effect a single building. This seems a tribute to the English reasonableness and pragmatism that this can work so well in thousands of houses.

Comment on The Semi-Detached House posted 2006-02-06 by Clive Steele from Bedfordshire