Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - House Profile -


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.

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