Queenslander Style homes are popular in Queensland and northern NSW

Owing to their simplicity of construction,standardised designs were   produced through the 1920 and 1930 period..Despite these advantages,tastes changed and the style fell out of favour after the second world war.The need for cheaper homes first saw large verandahs reduced to small landings.Internal walls were made of fibreboards including asbestos and gypsum.Land was cleared with…


The Traditional Queenslander

The quintessential Queenslander is of all timber construction with a corrugated iron roof. They are all high set single storey dwellings with a characteristic veranda that extends around the house to varying extents but never entirely surrounds it. In later years, many have been renovated to enclose part or all of these verandahs to create…


Are you restoring a Heritage Property?

Are you restoring a heritage property and require a new heritage style fence? You can now reclaim the charm and elegance of a heritage style fence utilising the all aluminium heavy duty lion posts together with a large range of DIY accessories to make the installation and the assembly of your fence simple. DIY accessories…


All New Rosemary Small Lacework

The Rosemary small lacework is a classic design of lacework. This design is a popular single sided heritage design of lacework dating back as far as 1860.The Small Rosemary lace is smaller than the Rosemary Lacework and looks at home on any new property as it does on a property built in 1860.

Chatterton Heritage Iron Lacework Restoration

The Iron lacework on two storey Victorian Filigree terraces were often built of stone and reflected the “standard” terrace type pattern commonly found in  Melbourne and  Sydney, 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 as…