The Making of the Modern British Home

The Making of the Modern British Home

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This title is a social, economic, and business history of the rise of modern suburbia during the 1920s and 1930s, when over four million new (and mainly suburban semi-detached) houses were built in Britain and buying a house on mortgage became a realistic prospect for working-class families for the first time. It explores the impacts on (particularly working-class) family life, of migration from cramped inner-urban accommodation to new suburban council orowner-occupied estates. Using personal testimonies and autobiographies, the first generation of working-class suburban migrants tell their own stories about how their lives were transformed by this process. The Making of the Modern British Home also constitutes a general history of the development ofinterwar suburbia, including the housing development process, housing and estate design, marketing owner-occupation to a mass market, furnishing the new suburban home, making ends meet, suburban gardens, and social conflict on the new estates.Many were the work of relatively small firms, while even most ofthe largest house- builders operated at a regional, rather ... on both low-density house design and economical site layout, based on the work of leading architects and planners.

Title:The Making of the Modern British Home
Author: Peter Scott
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-08-29

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