Residential drafting services in Sydney explain what is required when renovating a heritage home
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.
Although many people believe that heritage home renovations belong in the 'too hard basket', with the right guidance from our experienced residential drafting services in Sydney, you can be sure to aquire the renovations you require to improve your home. 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 you have a heritage listed home you must firstly contact your local council to find out the heritage restrictions on your home.
Once this is done, contact our team of new home designers in Penhurst are experienced in council requirements. They will then be able to guide you further with any design ideas you may have and how to work around restritions to still meet your design needs.
To gain approval for your renovations, you will also be required to apply for a DA. This also includes submitting 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. Again it is imperative to employ experts such as drafting engineers/experienced designers to ensure this is completed to exact requirements.
Our team of residential drafting services and designers know that as long as the designs are sympathetic to the requirements of heritage homes, designs involving kitchens, bathrooms, adding bedrooms or create indoor/outdoor areas will be approved and you can have that beautiful heritage home back to it’s former glory, with some added extras to suit your lifestyle.
For more advice on restoring or renovating your heritage home, contact the experts in residential drafting services in Sydney.