Enhance the charm of your weatherboard home
Weatherboard homes landed on the architectural scene in the 1850s, when the invention of steam-driven mills made them an inexpensive but effective cladding. And yet, since then, they’ve become a piece of historical charm among the sea of modern apartments and houses springing up around the inner suburbs. The character filled streets of Ascot Vale are an example of the timeless elegance and versatility of weatherboard homes.
If you own a weatherboard home in Melbourne, and want to add space and style to your home, don’t stress. You can renovate so your family has more room to grow without disrupting the charm of your weatherboard house.
At Supa Group, we collaborate with owners of weatherboard homes to extend living spaces and bedrooms, as well as outdoors areas and kitchens. Speak with our expert design consultants, and we’ll help you discover what needs to stay, go, or change in your home.
Key features of weatherboard homes
Weatherboard homes in Melbourne feature streamlined, demure facades which speak of comfortable charm all throughout. There are many styles of weatherboards — square edge, round edge, notched, and block fronted are some examples seen through the suburbs of Melbourne.
Weatherboard homes were constructed modestly, sometimes with little to no ornamentation — for many, less is more! It's this simplicity which makes them a charming addition nestled against more ornate homes.
Generally, the roofs, usually made of corrugated iron, slope down towards the walls, creating a gentle incline.
Supa Group has worked on weatherboard homes which are at least 100 years old — featuring the original cladding. So it's apparent that if the boards are maintained, this style of architecture can last for decades.
From simple feather edging to shiplap, the variation in weatherboard profiles creates distinctive styles.