Adding Value to Your Home: Build a Rounded Veranda!
Rounded toe ceilings are a traditional verandah design that finishes off a home beautifully and adds great aesthetic value. Rounded toe roofs are widely used in regional areas and are also found in Australian capitals in row houses and are still widely seen in the inner city suburbs.
Rounded tip decks are attached directly to the exterior of your home and generally run the length of the home. They can be built at the time the house is built or added later. The width of your terrace is only limited by the room you have available, and it can be as wide as five and a half meters or as thin as a little over a meter.
The traditional cover for a rounded tip veranda is curved iron and can come in a wide range of colors to suit the other features of your home. A colored bonded verandah roof can refresh old properties, giving them new life for a low investment.
A rounded tip verandah has excellent cooling properties. In the past, instead of air conditioners, houses were built with a terrace all the way around to keep the heat out. Even placing a veranda on one side of your home will have immediate benefits for the interior temperature of the rooms behind it and save you money on air conditioning costs. With electricity prices about to rise, a veranda is a much more sustainable option.
Tips for choosing a rounded peak veranda:
- Make sure you have the right height for a rounded veranda – The minimum height, on average, in the house is 2700 mm for a rounded peak roof or 2400 mm for a rounded peak roof. Factors such as the width of the veranda (the wider it is, the more height you need) and the deck material will influence the required height. We recommend that you seek advice for your individual circumstances.
- Use the recommended rounded tip beam spacing – Be sure to use the recommended spacing for round nose beams as they support curved iron. No support for the griddle can result in a sagging ceiling.
- DIY veranda kit or has someone else built it? – Some manufacturers may provide you with a complete verandah kit, providing you with everything you need to build it. This can help keep costs down if you’re good with the hammer.
- Finish your deck with decorative wooden components – Nothing finishes off a verandah like decorative wooden brackets at the corners of the verandah posts. Similarly, the installation of friezes or balustrades, if the verandah deck is raised, completes the verandah look and keeps children safe from a fall.