All aluminium picket and brick pillar letterboxes

All Aluminium letterboxes manufactured by Chatterton Lacework include the versatile Brunswick Design.This letterboxe, including the traditional round top Royal Park design include a lock and key and are available powdercoated in a range of traditional colours. They are easily installed on commercial properties as they are in timber and steel picket fences, wire and colorbond…

Melbourne based Chatterton Lacework discuss Heritage lacework and iron lace in Geelong, Queenscliffe, Ballarat and Bendigo

Heritage lacework and iron lacework in Geelong, Queenscliffe, Ballarat and Bendigo are among  those regional heritage cities that definitely punch above there weight when it comes to heritage properties and terraces. These cities have some excellent examples of both double and single storey terrace housing that display their own regional variation and flavour. Some of…

Restoring a Heritage Property can be very rewarding

The restoration of a heritage property can be both fun and rewarding.This heritage cottage has made full use of the traditional verandah featuring the classic Chantilly lace design with the unique design of the lace corners featuring in  the gable. The classic verandah posts compliment the verandah as does the traditional Victorian front fence and…

Australian Made all aluminium picket style letterboxes

The Australian made all aluminium letterboxes are available in two designs.The Royal Park as per the image above and the Brunswick design featuring a square front design.These two letterboxes are all aluminium and include a lock and key.They are available in a range of standard  colours.Other colours are available although these may attract a price…

Images of Australian Heritage Cast Iron

Registrations of designs of lacework , balustrade panels and other cast iron pieces of architecture began in 1870. However many designs were made earlier than this period and used on many buildings. The commonwealth designs act became effective after federation in early 1907. Design registrations were incorporated into the commonwealth register, these were from all…

Manufacturing a Heritage Fence made easy

Modular fencing components including Lion Posts,heritage speartips,intermediate posts and all aluminium letterboxes make the manufacture and assembly of a heritage fence suitable for the DIY Handyman.With limited welding required these fences can become a project worth considering.  

The art of restoring a Traditional Queenslander

The Traditional Queenslander is a sought after property today. It may be a new property or the ever popular restoration of an older property dating back to around  the turn of the century.Heritage Lacework is very popular, including the Heritage Balustrade that has the added  advantage on non rust and non rot aluminium.Many of the…

Victorian Filligree Terraces of Darlinghurst and Paddington NSW

The Iron lacework two storey Victorian Filigree terraces were built of stone and reflected  the “standard” terrace type pattern commonly found in  Darlinghurst and Paddington New South Wales, with a single span iron lace balcony, arched openings to ground floor and squared lintels to the  first floor. As housing developed in Australia, verandas became important…