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Modern families 'need more space'

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The Royal Institute of British Architects is expressing concern about the the small size of new houses, saying the housing squeeze is depriving families of adequate space.

Professor Judi Loach, an architectural and cultural historian at Cardiff University, sets out how the current situation compares with typical amounts of space that family homes had through the post-War decades.


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