Residential drafting designers in Sydney on heritage home renovations
Our residential drafting design experts explain that many people believe renovations on a heritage home belong in the 'too hard basket', but with a little bit of knowledge of the process, you can have the renovations you desire via a relatively hassle-free process.
Our home building designers in Penshurt explain that a heritage listed home is a home that is protected in certain ways as it has been determined that it has a historical significance in the area where it is. Heritage listings are designed to preserve the original look and design of the home. Heritage homes can be found all throughout Australia, as councils and heritage authorities seek to preserve pieces of the past.
Firstly you will need to talk to your local council or heritage authority. This will enable you to find out what the heritage restrictions are on your home, then you will have a much better idea of what you can and can’t do. Once you know this, you can then work around the restrictions when designing your renovation (or your designer if you are using a professional). Once the plans are drawn up, you can then get the necessary approval from your council or heritage authority.
To get approval for your renovations, you will need to draw up a heritage impact assessment and/or a management plan. This assessment or plan will outline how the renovations will affect or enhance the heritage status of the home, and exactly what changes are proposed.
Councils and heritage authorities recognise that there is a significant difference between restoration (where you try and keep things as original as possible) and renovation (where changes are made). If done sympathetically to the heritage of the home, you can renovate the kitchen, bathroom, add bedrooms, create indoor/outdoor areas, and more.
To find out more about our drafting services in Penshurst, contact the team at Go Design today.