Semi-detached houses and terraced houses

Everything you need to know about semi-detached and terraced houses

Are there differences between semi-detached and terraced houses? What are their characteristics? Today we report the most frequently asked questions about homes with these characteristics.

In addition, at the end of the article, you will be able to see in detail the semi-detached and terraced houses in the portfolio of Fortuny Hogares Únicos.

What is a semi-detached house?

A semi-detached house is a single-family residence built next to another property with the same characteristics. Both have a single wall in common. Often the two properties are “twins”, that is, they are identical. The architectural design of a semi-detached house mirrors that of the property next door.

This type of construction is the most projected and common in the properties of the United Kingdom today. The promoters in Spain increasingly use this type of housing. In 2019 there were more than 3.36 million semi-detached houses in Spain, 6% more than in 2014.

What is a terraced house?

Terraced houses are single-family buildings of independent construction, attached on both sides to other terraced houses. In this way, the townhouse is part of a group of houses linked together, forming a row of houses. They usually have a small garden in the front of the property or a backyard.

Blocks of adjoining terraced houses are characteristic of older cities around the world. Although, a new generation of architects and urban planners in medium-density areas continue to use terraced-house architecture as inspiration for the construction of new-build housing in beach areas.

But what is the difference between these two types of properties?

Differences between semi-detached and terraced houses

The difference between semi-detached houses and semi-detached houses is possibly one of the most debated topics and one that creates confusion for some people. The main characteristic of semi-detached houses is that they have only one wall in common with the twin property. In this way, the rest of the walls are free and face outside of the house.

On the contrary, and as its name indicates, semi-detached houses are attached to other properties and share the side walls with them. This way, the front facade and the rear of the building are free.

Characteristics to take into account of this type of houses

The main aspect of both the townhouses and the semi-detached houses is that they share one or several walls with neighbouring properties. They are not independent chalets. Due to their size, they are very comfortable homes, with between one and three floors and a larger usable area. They share identical or similar architectural designs.

Both typologies have outdoor space that can be used as a garden or patio, common areas, garage, swimming pool and other spaces that flats, apartments or studios may lack.

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Next, we make a summary of the semi-detached houses and townhouses that you can find in our portfolio.

Everything you need to know about semi-detached and terraced houses
Everything you need to know about semi-detached and terraced houses

For more information, do not hesitate to visit the Fortuny Hogares Únicos website or contact us. We will be happy to help you.

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