Estate regulations & requirements & your roof design

Certain estates have guidelines which require compliance when building a new home in an estate.

Article by Vanessa Naude, LCP Roofing Sales Representative.

While these rules differ from one estate to the next, they are there to ensure that certain design styles or elements are adhered to, with the goal of creating a pleasant, consistent and harmonious aesthetic environment.

Construction guidelines in estates usually indicate the required or permitted material for roof covering, such as roof sheeting or tiling. This can further be limited to a specific profile and colour. Examples of sheeting profiles are IBR, corrugated or concealed fix and tile profiles can be specified as flat tile or contoured profiles. Certain estates even draw limitations around which manufacturers may be used to supply such materials.

Limitations regarding allowable pitch, maximum height, overhang, chimney, roof/sky lights, dormers or roof windows are indicated by the estate guidelines. The estate may also only permit specific roof design types; for instance, mono-pitched, hip roof and Polynesian. These regulations are governed by the Home Owners’ Associations of each estate.

In order to ensure that you save time, effort and comply with the estate regulations, it is advisable to familiarise yourself with these guidelines and also to inform your contractor of any special requirements or limitations when requesting the various quotations.

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