An apartment is a self contained housing unit. This is a kind of residential housing in the UK. This kind of house is known by different names in different parts of the world. Apartment house, is one of the common names given to these kinds of houses. Mansion block is another name given in The UK to such apartments. Studio apartment and garden apartment are some of the kinds of apartments available. Albert Mansions were the first apartments constructed in England.
Depending on when the building was built, the facilities of the building are shared. Water, heating and electricity may be common for all residents in the residential complex. Parking spaces are given to people who live in the apartments. High security is one of the advantages of apartments. Many flats have security cameras and smartcards which increase security. Living in an apartment is also convenient because as a resident you probably won't have to contribute much to the upkeep. Moreover the cost of making an apartment is less than the cost of making a house. These are some of the reasons why there is a huge growth in the number of apartments in the United Kingdom.