Architectural Guidelines

Heritage House - Vrede Street De Rust

1. Roof

Roof materials:  Victorian profile corrugated sheeting on pitched roofs.  Clip-lok’ or IBR roofing is acceptable if not visible from the street and only on roofs with a pitch less than 5˚ and if hidden behind a horizontal parapet wall.  Roofs that overhang end gables should extend no more than 100mm. Overhang of horizontal eaves should be limited.

Pitch of Roof:  Main Structure—Pitched Roof: Minimum 30˚; maximum: 45˚.

Mono-Pitch: – Varying from 3˚ – 15˚. Any main roof with a pitch of less than 15˚ should be hidden behind a horizontal parapet wall, especially when visible from the street.

Verandas: – 3˚ – 15˚.

2. Verandas:

When alterations are made, the re-opening of any previously enclosed street-facing veranda is encouraged.

Verandas may be enclosed with burglar bars which are painted a dark colour and are plain not ornate.

Fret Work Verandah De Rust

When alterations are made, the re-opening of any previously enclosed street-facing veranda is encouraged.

Verandas may be enclosed with burglar bars which are painted a dark colour and are plain not ornate.

3. Windows and Doors:

Vertically proportioned windows and doors. Any horizontal proportioned windows should be set back from the primary plane and not be visible from the street. Multiple windows can be separated by masonry columns to achieve vertical proportions.

Windows

4. Carports and Pergolas:

Timber pole structures are discouraged.  Construction in steel or timber.  Timber can be oiled and painted.  All steel to be painted

Portico Guidelines

5. External Woodwork:

Paint external woodwork which will protect the wood.  External hardwood such as teak or oak should not be painted, rather it should be treated.

Le Roux Street De Rust

6. Dormer Windows:

Skylight windows are encouraged. However, should dormer windows be a desired option, they should be:

  • Not visible from the street in the case of type B dormers.
  • Should not constitute more than a third of the roof space.
  • Located at least 500 mm below the ridge line, 500 mm above the eaves line, and 1 metre inside the gable line.

Dormer Windows Guidelines

7. Boundary Walls and Fencing:

Maximum Height: for rear and side boundary walls: 2 m

Street boundary walls; visually permeable, eg: palisade—no solid walls.

Heritage wall older than 60 years; visually permeable with a fence behind the existing old wall.

Sandstone House Oudtshoorn Boundary Fence

8. External Fittings:

  • Satellite dishes, TV aerials and external geysers should not be visible from the street and should not protrude above the ridge-line.
  • Air conditioners and heat pumps must consist of split units, with the external units no higher than 1m from the ground.
  • Rainwater tanks should be carefully placed in relation to the form of the building and, if visible from the street, should be either painted to match the building or suitably screened.
  • Solar panels, if visible from the street, should be mounted on the roof at the same pitch as the roof.

Vrede street - Heritage House De rust