Heritage Conservation Area vs Residential Drafting Design
Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) is an area recognised and valued for its special historical and aesthetic character. Items of heritage significance may include architectural buildings, trees, gardens and kerbs.
Now when you are trying to design or looking to build a new home, or an home extensions - make sure that you are aware if your dwelling or land is listed as heritage, or within the heritage conservation area - as this may means that when you are design your home - there needs to be special considerations which may not be removed or altered.
Now talking about the design itself, properties identified within a heritage conservation area requires to include an assessment of an area’s heritage significance and the collective nature of buildings and components which contribute to the quality of the area and streetscape. These may include the historical subdivision pattern, consistency in building form, siting and scale, materials or common age of building stock which reflect a particular period or periods in the history and growth of the area. Therefore, the design generally needs to be kept consistent with the rest of the dwellings and too much futuristic design may be rejected.
Before you head off to creating a design, it is always recommended to speak to your local councils in Sydney - in corresponding to help with a DA application and granting a DA approval. It is also important that you speak to a home building designer or a specialised residential drafting consultant to assist you in determining what you can do to your land.
At Go Design Solutions, we provide special services in regards to assessing heritage listed items and evaluation to your home design or extensions.