The architectural forms and building techniques of the French Regime lasted well beyond the times of the Conquest. However, the arrival of British military personnel, engineers and architects introduced new styles to the Canadian architectural landscape. Initially found in public buildings, those styles were later integrated into domestic architecture.
With the influence of British craftsmen, the brick exterior gained ground in the construction industry. Innovative construction methods and new forms, such as "English-style" attics, brought new diversity to Canadian homes.