We Love WORKING ON Queenslanders!
Designing beautiful functional spaces within the traditional Queenslander style homes is something we pride ourselves on. Our Queenslander house design plans have helped many home owners get more from their Brisbane home renovations, and we would certainly like to hear from you if you’re about to commence design on your major renovation, however this post is about exploring the different trims that can help our Queenslander home owners emphasize their homes traditional style.
To help you tell a Gable Set from a Post Skirt we have compiled this post on traditional external trims that can add flair to your home while accentuating the that classic Queenslander character. We understand that individual styles and tastes vary widely and colour selection can have a huge bearing on this…
Adding traditional elegance to the roof of your Queenslander house design
Architecturally inspired roof lines can contribute to your homes ‘WOW’ factor, though this tends to be limited to newer house designs, older homes like the traditional Queenslander are graced with far more modest hipped or pyramidal roof designs, this is not to say they lack street appeal, improving a gable space can be as easy as knowing your trims…
You don’t have to look far in Brisbane to find different variations of Finials or bold Barge Trim designs and ornate Gable Sets.
Finials begin at $70 each for quality dress finish Kwila, Barge trims start at $30 per sqm, Gable Sets depend heavily on price a 400cm x 80cm set will cost about $650
Tasteful and practical verandah design
Traditional Queenslanders are very well designed homes that take advantage of natural climatic conditions, Brisbane’s subtropical climate can be unforgiving as can raising energy prices so the typical old style Queenslander on stumps with wide verandahs and large sunshades, were perfectly designed to handle Brisbane’s temperamental climate.
Detailing your verandah can deliver a cost effective facelift to an existing home or shoot your renovated Queenslander to ‘best on the street’ with beautifully appointed posts and handrails…
As with roofs the local streets of Brisbane are an excellent source of inspiration.
Post brackets begin at $110 upward, Post capitals and skirts will cost from $12.50 each, Timber balustrade comes assembled for $100 per sqm, Timber and iron balustrade comes assembled for $210 per sqm, Decorative inserts start from $22 each
Capture the attention of neighbors with a traditional entry-way design
Lattice inserts are often used above verandah handrails for privacy, protection from the elements and under certain circumstances to satisfy council codes. Lattice inserts for front verandahs in addition with handsomely detailed verandah doors can improve your homes facade and provide an add level of security to enable internal windows and doors to remain open for summer breezes.
Recapturing the character of your Queenslander house design and creating a great first impression for visitors and passers-by can be easily achieved with a two-tone verandah door.
Simple lattice insert entry-way doors start from $660 a pair.
Add appeal to window spaces with traditional window awnings
In addition to breaking up long flat wall spans, window awnings also contribute to the livability of your Queenslander home. With the sun traveling in a higher arc across the sky in summer than it does in winter an awning blocks the high summer sun while allowing a lower set winter sun to heat rooms during cooler months.
In much the same way as lattice inserts provide an added level of protection for the home occupants from the elements, window awnings coupled with double-hung windows can allow your home to remain open to breezes all summer long, even during storms.
Window awning kits begin at $250 and need to be assembled.
At the end of the day we love Traditional Queenslander house design and really enjoy working with our clients to create their dream home. We also know what’s involved with a major house design project, engineering and what it takes to get approved first time.
So if you are looking for a Brisbane Building Designer that will go the extra mile?
Contact one of the friendly team at SEQ Building Design on 07 3257 7224.