Corrugated Iron – part of Australian History

I love corrugated iron and especially love the old buildings – often nearly falling down, scattered around Australia – all part of our history.  It is such a versatile product – but in early days was used to build sheds and for the roofing of houses and other buildings.  I have quite a collection of photos of these old buildings.

History of Corrugated Iron

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In need of repair

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How is it standing?

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Not only the roof of corrugated iron but windows barred with it

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Part of the roof gone

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Could be renovated?

There certainly are some stories in these buildings, and I am sure many are documented by the local history groups.  Building such as these are scattered all around the Australian landscape.

Corrugated iron is becoming more popular in modern buildings – I’ve seen houses and particularly, fences made of this material and I personally would love to live in a house made with corrugated iron – though not in the same manner as some fo the images above.

I will make a point of taking photos of more modern uses of corrugated iron – which I might add is much better quality than that used in some of the buildings above.

I’d like to see corrugated iron as a feature – and not necessarily used for the total build.

The material is available at many sources these days, Bunnings, Stratco, and many other companies and is even available on Gumtree.

I am not sure how I can use it in my present address,  but will consider some options.  I would like a garden bed, but as I am considering moving, it is not high on my priority list at the moment.

I will just keep taking photos.

 

 

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