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In the UK, we have grown accustomed to multi-storey flats and properties lining the streets, in an effort to save space and move towards greater property development. Our little corner of the world has very much adopted the motto of ‘build up, not out’.

This has resulted in countless vertical properties being constructed every day, brick by brick, many of which stray away from the cute and cosy bungalow appearance and trade it in for a much more modernised way of living.

But has it always been this way? Let www.northeastaccesstraining.co.uk find out for you.

English Heritage

Though the way we have adjusted to this ‘vertical’ way of living seems almost innate, arguably, English Heritage tells a very different story. Despite many historical buildings having similar characteristics to properties today, that is, being tall and undeniably grand, they also cover a lot more surface.

The UK’s own capital is a prime example of the balance between vertical and landscape living, housing architecture such as the Chapter House and PYX Chamber and Wellington Arch. Plus, if you visit old-age areas such as Stratford-upon-Avon, you will notice that many of the homes are wider in comparison to the way we create a new street of properties today.

Yet, anywhere you go; it is likely you will see properties with more than one storey, so perhaps the shift to vertical living was inevitable as we recognised the rise in demand over the last few decades to accommodate a growing nation. With this in mind, looking back on the Victorian era, for example, numbers have increased significantly, meaning that property development wasn’t just predictable, but crucial as well. Want to work at heights? Click here for more information about IPAF & Pasma training with North East Access T

This inherent need for taller and better also calls for more workers to make it possible, notably those who work at height, not just for construction, but maintenance of some of the UK’s most iconic landmarks too.

In addition, this technique also means that we can still cherish lush green outdoor spaces and visit untouched historical sites without paying the price of losing all this and more to property development.

So, really, this technique is not only invaluable, but also important to the way us Brits live today, rapidly offering new work and training opportunities, such as working at height, and making room for a developing, expanding nation.