Chatterton Lacework offers a few suggestions to homeowners seeking to replicate the lacework design typically found on Victorian cottages.

The Victorian cottage is a plain, single storey building featuring a pitched corrugated iron roof/ timber boards on the structure, a small verandah with cast iron verandah posts, lacework and lace balustrades.

To match existing features, use materials such as authentic timber boards, lacework and lace balustrades. Remove later additions such as aluminium windows, and replace with traditionally sized timber units. Avoid modern features such as high fences and carports. A good reference point would be other similar properties in the area.