Villas typically had a corrugated iron hip roof, with gables over bay windows.
In any renovation, you’ll need to consider roof form, framing strength, and issues such as corrosion.
Roof form and framing
Villas used hip roofs for the main building, with gables and valleys. Read more.
Eaves and gables
Treatment of eaves and gables ranged from relatively simple to highly elaborate. Read more.
Gutters and downpipes
Internal gutters were common in early villas. In most villas, original gutters and downpipes have been replaced with newer metal or plastic. Read more.
Original roof cladding was typically in corrugated iron though tiles were used on some houses. Most villas have been reroofed. Read more.
Undersized framing is a common problem in villas. Read more.
Moisture and corrosion
Common problems with roofing and cladding include corrosion, and lack of underlay. Read more.
Matching new framing and cladding to original
New framing timber has different dimensions from existing villa framing. Dimensions have also changed for corrugated iron cladding, while matching clay roof tiles are unlikely to be available. There are several ways to deal with these problems. Read more.