Bungalows first appeared around the time of World War 1, and were the dominant style in the 1920s.
Influenced by international trends, from about 1910 the villa gradually gave way to the bungalow style.
Common problems and remedies
A wide range of problems and issues – affecting design and structure – will need to be considered as part of any bungalow renovation.
Bungalows were typically constructed without insulation. Even with modifications, most fall below current insulation standards.
Wooden bungalow floors often lack insulation, and some boards may be affected by borer, splitting or other damage.
Interior features and finishes
Bungalow interiors featured large amounts of timber panelling and joinery, with wallpaper or plasterboard on the walls.
Bungalows typically had a combination hip and gable roof, clad in steel, shingles or Marseille tiles.
Common issues include the need replace old wiring, and the need to deal with leaks and low water pressure.
Kitchens and bathrooms
Bungalow kitchens and bathrooms are likely to have been renovated to incorporate modern fixtures and appliances.