The term Colonial refers to an extended period in history of several countries in the world when the influence of a number of mostly European countries spread across the world. Architecture was one of these influences. Various styles have developed and the dark green pitched metal roofs, white fascias, red face brick with white plaster surrounds and decorative steel balustrades is a good reflection of one of the colonial styles from the Victorian era. Windows are white painted wood or steel. The plan form is normally a classic symmetrical shape.