On 23/07/2018 14:00, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote

 it does not seem to be a very promising concept though. Terraced houses are 
usually seen as a compromise for people who want an independent house, but 
cannot afford a detached one. Terraced houses are cheaper because they need 
less ground (i.e. you can usually find them where the ground is expensive to 
buy), expensive ground means you’ll try to use it intensively, which is 
contradicting the bungalow concept.Terraced houses are almost always narrow, 
deep and relatively high.Maybe in the UK with its tradition of terraced houses 
there could be a cultural interest in something like terraced bungalows and 
there is also an energetic advantage from reducing external walls, but overall 
there’s little danger this will become a widespread concept for housing. 
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 An unwise generalisation. Some of the most expensive houses in the UK are 
terraced houses (see Stefan Muthesius "The English Terraced House"). Notable 
examples can be found in Belgravia, Regent's Park, Edinburgh New Town, Regency 
Bath, and many other cities. I can also think of examples in Paris, e.g., Place 
des Vosges. The UK is probably unusual in that terraced houses were built for 
all classes over around a couple of hundred years (roughly 1700 to 1900). 
  At the opposite end of the spectrum, back-to-back terraced houses still exist 
in several places, notably Beeston, a suburb of Leeds (see for instance this 
blog). Thus a plain building=terrace may be inadequate for many purposes (from 
identifying less-well of housing areas, to locating specific types of houses).
  On the actual tagging: it's certainly useful in the UK to distinguish between 
detached, semi-detached and terraced houses. As has been pointed out 
building:levels=1 may be an adequate synonym for bungalow, but there also exist 
"chalet bungalows" which have bedrooms in the roof (usually with dormer 
windows), and certainly I see many detached and semi-detached bungalows. Other 
housing types which may be highly UK specific are : mews houses (found behind 
the grander types of terrace in London and Edinburgh and a few other places, 
and often very expensive); maisonettes, purpose built flats in a structure 
which looks like a house (no good description on wikipedia); (modern british 
usage of) town house, a terraced house with integral garage on the ground floor 
and most living accommodation on the upper floors; link-detached houses, the 
garages of adjacent houses completely fill the space between them.
 I dont have any generic solution to all this, other than to continue 
collecting data. Where I have been trying to precisely delineate very specific 
types of housing I'm using 'private' tags (in part because I need to do archive 
work to find the actual codes used by the architects). 
A commercial mapping provider gave a talk at Geomob about 3 years ago: they 
have something like 70 building classes to cover the spectrum of building types 
in British cities. I have their brochure, but have deliberately avoided 
examining it too closely in case of inadvertently copying their ideas.
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