Weatherboards have been used for houses throughout Australia since the 1850s, and are a simple yet very functional material that looks great. Some are still hesitant to turn to weatherboards despite the charm and renovation beauty it can create.
Here are some of the different types of weatherboard houses you’ll find in the Lockyer Valley and Toowoomba region that may suit your new home design goals.
1. Bungalow weatherboard homes
The Californian bungalow weatherboard house style came about in Australia in the 1920s and 1930s and continues to be a classic favourite in Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley due to its simple yet striking street appeal. Design elements common for this type of home include gabled rooves, weatherboard walls and a small porch or verandah at the front. They can also include bay windows or stain glass windows as a feature at the front.
2. Federation-style weatherboard homes
The modern federation-style weatherboard houses you see in Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley are of a traditional Heritage home design. They often feature Verandah posts with fretwork and corner brackets and gable pitched rooves.
3. Contemporary weatherboard or Hampton style homes
Contemporary weatherboard homes are a very popular choice in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, where the Weatherboard finish is almost essential to create the look. A gabled roof is a common feature allowing higher ceilings internally as well as floor to ceiling glass panels to create a more open look. Bi-fold doors are also popular with this style as they join the indoor and outdoor spaces.
So… Why should you build a Weatherboard Homes in Toowoomba or the Lockyer Valley
Many will associate weatherboard homes with lots of external painting. However, with the new boards available today that come in similar styles to the old shapes, you do not need to paint as often.
When choosing Brick colours for your new home, you can only pick what has already been created. But with weatherboard homes, the colours you can pick are endless.
Weatherboard homes are better in withstanding ground movements and soil shrinking than bricks. In the drier season, weatherboard houses are also easier to move without cracking.
Are you interested in building a weatherboard home in Toowoomba or Lockyer Valley? Send us a message today.