Friday, 27 March 2015

Understanding Architecture: What Style of Home Do You Have?

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Queenslander architecture is a distinct and unique style originating from Queensland. This style was originally developed in the 1840’s to survive the wet climate.  Queenslander homes are still constructed today, displaying a long lasting durability and practical design. Key features:
  • Primarily of timber construction and can be low or high-set, one to two storeys.
  • They are typically “tripartite” in sectional composition; underfloor (stumps), primary rooms (can be two levels), and the roof.
  • The house is raised off the ground, held up by vertical stumps that give the appearance that the house is ‘floating’.  This is both a stylistic and practical design to accommodate to areas prone to flooding.
  • All Queenslanders have one or more veranda spaces (a sheltered edge of the house that is typically only part-enclosed and can be used as another living area).
  • The roof is quite large and can be made of slate or tiles, but most Queenslanders are characteristically sheeted with corrugated metal.

There's lots of styles of homes to choose from. When it comes to deciding the best style to suit your needs, climate, outlook, and the space you've selected, talk to Etchd.
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