I know colourbond is basically an Aussie icon - but I adore the look of terracotta roof tiles with all the little extra twiddly bits and they way they age - green and alive. Whether it's reminiscent of tuscan style villas, or Australian federation cottages, I think it is such a warm, earthy material to use. Team it with a cottage garden and you have me sold.
The word "terracotta" is actually Italian for "baked earth" and the materials used to make terracotta today is much the same as it has been over thousands of years over many continents.
Perfect for the warm Australian climate, terracotta is slow to warm, keeping a house cooler in summer and it breathes, allowing for fresh air to enter and leave. They are also super durable.
What's your favourite exterior style?
|Monier "Marseille Earth" Terracotta roof tiles - The Block|
Image via Monier "The Roofing Specialists"
|Image via Bungalow 5|
|An Australian Federation Home designed by Ussher & Kemp, built in 1905|
Image via Federation Home
|Image via Moonlight Rainbow|
|Australian Federation House with terracotta roof tiles by Monier "The Roofing Specialists" |
Image Via Monier "The Roofing Specialists"
|Janes Delicious Cottage Garden|
Image via Garden Drum
Their terracotta tiles come with a 50 year performance guarantee.
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