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house design around australia
Every country in the world is recognised as having a unique style of architecture. Australia, too,
has it's own style of architecture which differs completely from New Zealand, for one example.
When you take all of these different inspirations, ideals and methods, you have a world which
looks completely different no matter where you live. So, with that being the case, how have
Australian houses formed ? What led Australia to have the type of houses that it has today ?
One of the common features that almost every housing style used in Australia has had is a
concentration on making the homes as efficient as possible. Having an efficient home has long
been the priority in Australia, and that has led to many choices being taken to construct homes
which were strong and well positioned with regards to the ground and weather. This has led to
Australia have a rich and unique history in design and architecture because of the lack of history,
in competition to other countries like the United Kingdom. This has meant that most buildings in
Australia have a largely feel to them, but they don't have any structures which stem back
hundreds of years in history and decoration.
The majority of Australian houses have been built using brick or sandstone, too. This is due to the
large amount of both resources available throughout the country, it's quite simple to get hold of
both items. In comparison, if you were to go to New Zealand, you would notice that they used
board exteriors mainly. Sandstone is the main choice because it loses strength at an almost
unnoticeable pace, so the houses are durable and last for the long-term.
Australian houses have commonly made consistent use of steel and iron roofing. In fact, in the
first settled parts of Australia, you regularly see whole hosts of houses with corrugated iron
roofing. Although the pro's and con's of roofing styles are debatable for as long you can imagine,
steel roofing has been the first choice across the country for many years.
One of the first problems with Australian housing, though, is the lack of protection for things like
flooding. This caused a huge section of people without the right style of house, mainly outside
Brisbane, to suffer in the 2011 floods that caused so much destruction. Now that more houses are
being constructed on stilts to avoid a similar repeat, the floods were extremely bad for thousands
of people and caused a lot of problems. Therefore, it looks like Australia is learning about the
appropriate styles of housing and things can be much safer in the future for home owner.
If you'd like some help with a building or roofing ... dig this.