The period of a property refers to which royal was on the throne at the time the property was built. The Edwardian period refers to when Edward VII was King and the less formal, more honest style of brickwork that emerged from 1900 to the outbreak of WWI in 1914. This period was short but sweet and witnessed a substantial suburban housing boom to satisfy the middle class's demand for affordable, manageable housing. Edwardian houses ranged from large detached houses and semi-detached to small terraced houses. The Edwardian flats that exist to day will be the result formerly detached housing, divided into smaller, more affordable flats.