Small Lot Housing Code.

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What is the Small Lot Housing Code?

The Small Lot Housing Code is essentially a different set of rules and regulations that builders and home owners must comply with to build a new home. The SLHC was introduced in 2011 to assist in eliminating the need for a planning permit on lots less than 300 square metres by introducing a new set of house design and siting standards.

Some of the requirements that need to be considered are:

  • Setbacks

  • Building heights

  • Provision of car spaces

  • Porch Projection

  • Overlooking

  • Direct sunlight to private and open space

  • Overshadowing

  • Building articulation

  • Fences.

Private and Open Space Requirements

Your Lot must achieve a minimum of 24sqm of private open space with a depth of 3m. This area must also achieve a minimum of 6sqm of direct daylight at midday with a minimum depth of 2m when the sun is at true North. (New Build Co may need to modify a floorplan to suit these requirements)

Private and Open Space Requirements

Popular sized Lots:

  • 8.5x21 

  • 8.5x25

  • 8.5x28

  • 10.5x21

  • 10.5x25

  • 10.5x28

  • 12.5x21

  • 14x21

Type A vs Type B - The basics based on a regular Lot

Block types subject to the Small Lot Housing Code have been split into Type A, Type B.

Type A

  • Maximum front setback of the building line is 3m unless it is a declared road then there must be a 4m setback.

  • Minimum Side setback of 1.5m

  • Garage to be 5m

  • Private and open space for 3+ bedrooms must have 24sqm with a minimum depth of 3m.

  • Porch depth to be 800mm from the building line, which can encroach on the front setback.

  • No less than 25 per cent of the area of the front façade of a building must be setback at least an additional 300mm

  • If a wall is more than 10.0 metres in length, 10 per cent of the area of the wall must be setback at least an additional 300mm

  • 90% site coverage

Type B

  • Minimum front setback of the building line is 1.5m

  • Minimum Side setback of 1m

  • Garage to be 5m

  • Private and open space for 3+ bedrooms must have 24sqm with a minimum depth of 3m.

  • Porch depth to be 800mm from the building line, which can encroach on the front setback.

  • No less than 25 per cent of the area of the front façade of a building must be setback at least an additional 300mm

  • If a wall is more than 10.0 metres in length, 10 per cent of the area of the wall must be setback at least an additional 300mm

  • 100% site coverage

Sales enquiries:

Josh Hinge - 0435 902 636

Email: josh@newbuildco.com.au

 
Jason Taverna - 0417 994 989
Email: jason@newbuildco.com.au

 

Christian Taverna  - 0493 395 990

Email: christian@newbuildco.com.au

Jason Sbriglio - 0452 175 600

Email: jason.sbriglio@newbuildco.com.au