FEATURES OF THE QUEENSLANDER
Taking its cue from the balustrade, decorative fretwork was used above and below the verandah to add character and make the design more ornate. WIDE VERANDAHS As well as a place to relax and try to escape the heat with a cooling breeze, covered verandahs act like a hat on the house, shading the interiors from the harsh sun. METAL ROOF
Best able to handle cyclonic weather, a metal roof also only needs a lightweight roof structure to support it. Silver galvanised iron also reflected the sun’s heat. ELEVATED
By elevating the house the air can circulate all around it, helping to keep it cool. Being higher meant it could also catch any prevailing breezes.