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PostPosted: 30 Jun 2010, 11:53 
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As I understand it the term "block-fronted" refers only to a house clad in timber, in which the surface of the wall facing the street is heavily rebated vertically and horizontally to mimic stone blocks. However, looking at real estate advertisements, I see houses described as block-fronted that seem to be weatherboard, or with what appears to be horizontal-only rebating.

Here's an example of the latter:

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Hmm ... maybe I can just make out some vertical rebating on the left, but on other examples it certainly can't be seen.


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PostPosted: 23 Dec 2010, 23:23 
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:Dnice suggestions:D:D


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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2014, 19:28 
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I absolutely love the example given by @JediMaster. But I'd have to go with the suggestion by @Zxath because you may really want to just keep the general aesthetic nature of the house? Raising the rood a little to give you the benefit of attic storage like he said might seem like a more conservative way to go about things, but do keep looking around for other examples of whether people have put in a second story extension. You never know what you might find!


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