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Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Does a Garage floor need to be lower than the house?

Posted by Blue Designs - Architectural Designers on Thursday, October 27, 2011, In : Garage 
The garage floor does not have to be lower than the floor in your house.  However it is advisable - if your garage floods or there is an oil leak then the step up into the house will prevent the leak from spreading.
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Why do I need a Title Deed to submit plans to Council?

Posted by Blue Designs - Architectural Designers on Monday, October 3, 2011, In : Building Plan Approval 
You will need a copy of your title deeds for Council Submissions because there are often restrictive clauses therein which could affect the outcome ouf your application and to prove ownership.  Ideally you should furnish your architect with a copy of the Deed before they start drawing.  Examples of restrictions include Building Lines, prohibitions on IBR/Chromadek roofing or wooden buildings and whether you are allowed to build a secondary dwelling on your property.
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