Characteristics of Heritage Houses
There are many differing architectural styles that fall under the ‘Heritage’ umbrella. A house can be officially Heritage ‘listed’ as a place of cultural or historical significance which brings with it important expectations and regulations to maintain its innate character. In general property terms though, ‘Heritage’ refers more to historic and aesthetic values that are deemed worthy of preservation. Maintaining authenticity in Heritage style homes is a top priority, which in turn retains the romance, character, and nostalgia they evoke.
Helping define Australia’s Heritage Style
Lysaght products have shaped Australian architecture for over 150 years with its famous corrugated steel sheets playing a major role in the design of our homes. This product, now known as CUSTOM ORB®, has been used on many classic Australian structures, from homesteads and stables, to the outdoor dunny and our iconic water tanks.
This corrugated profile plays a significant role in the Heritage style, creating the curved (or bull-nose) verandah and the traditional roofs we are most familiar with. Lysaght also produces the alternative flat pan roofing profile, seen on some Heritage homes along with all the necessary gutters, fascias and downpipes to complete an authentic result.