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Can a colorbond roof ever look good on a clinker brick home?

Patsy N
8 days ago

Can a colorbond roof ever look good on a clinker brick home? Or will we go straight to design hell?


The context:

My husband and I have recently purchased a 1930s clinker brick home in Reservoir, Melbourne. It's quite unadorned with a couple of art deco-ish features inside.


We've found out that the roof needs a full renovation, which will cost quite a bit of money. It appears that the cost of a brand new colorbond roof will cost less.


Look, we know it's not the most period-appropriate choice. The house is in an area with many similar homes, and despite driving down every street, we can't find a single house with a brick+colorbond combo.


Should we take this as a sign that it will look bad?

Or is there an example out there that we haven't even considered, where the colorbond roof and bricks sing together in harmony?



(Google street view photo attached as we haven't settled yet and don't have proper pics.)

Thanks for your feedback. Be brutal, we can take it!

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