I. Roofing and Eaves
A variety of roofing forms and styles is encouraged.
Articulated roof shapes with elements such as hips, gables, Dutch gables and/or dormer windows are preferred.
Eaves provide shade in the summer months and allow the winter sun to penetrate the home during winter. Greater energy efficiency can generally be achieved by constructing eaves, making the house more sustainable and providing the opportunity for energy savings.
Curved, or other innovative roof designs that incorporate some flat elements will be assessed on their design merit.
− Hip or gable end roofs must have a roof pitch of at least 22 degrees, steeper pitches are also encouraged on homes with a narrow frontage
− Single storey homes with a pitched roof must include a minimum eaves width of 450mm to all sides of the home that face a street or public open space, the eaves must return along the side wall for at least 3.0m
− Double storey homes with a pitched roof must include eaves of 450mm to all sides of the dwelling on the upper level
− Walls constructed on side boundaries (zero lot line) will be exempt from the eaves requirements
The roof must be finished in one of the following materials and the colour must be complementary to the design of the home. Acceptable materials must be matte finish and not reflective, such as pre-finished metal roof sheeting and low profile roof tiles. Galvanized, zincalume or unfinished roof materials and rainwater fixtures are not permitted.