For this reason, Lane Cove remains one of the most popular suburbs that families are eager to establish roots in.
The draw of Lane Cove however, is anchored on the suburb ensuring that its key attractions and features are protected; which requires following local council requirements. This means that if you’re planning to renovate your home, you will need the help of a home Designer who is familiar with Lane Cove Council’s regulations.
Designing for Home renovation in Lane Cove Council
A home is arguably one of the biggest investments you will make. Needless to say that when it comes to renovating homes, ensuring that everything goes smoothly should be at the top of your list. This includes making sure that any project you undertake meets Lane Cove’s stringent Council standards.
Lane Cove Council’s policies focus on elements such as building design, height, floor space ratio and impact on neighbouring properties. Such factors contribute to the streamlined aesthetics that define the suburb and help you avoid incurring unnecessary costs and delays as you undertake your project.
Additionally, regulations focused on Heritage Conservation and Bushfire Prone Land are major aspects that could ultimately affect your renovation plans. It is important to factor these into the design of your home renovation in Lane Cove.
But this is not as easy as it sounds.
Transforming your home through renovation requires experience and skill. Your home Designer needs to develop creative plans to meet codes and regulations. He needs to ensure that your home’s intended design meets all of council’s requirements.
At the same time, the home needs to conform to your own requirements and should serve your family for many years to come. You will also want the renovation to add more value to your home in the long term.
All that is where Martin comes in.
Ensuring a smooth renovation process
Martin Kolarik is focused on making sure the process of renovating your home remains a memorable and enjoyable one. His expertise gives you the confidence your home design will be in keeping with the standards of Lane Cove Council.
As an experienced home Designer, he understands the importance of combining Council regulations with the needs and lifestyle of his clients. Adding his keen eye for quality and foresight, you will end up with a design that you will be proud to call home.
The rules of renovating on bushfire prone land
Lane Cove is renowned for its sprawling bushland. While leafy surrounds are certainly a great draw for any family, they also mean bushfire risk.
To ensure homes are safe from this risk, materials and roof systems have to comply with the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) rating requirements stipulated for your specific property.
If you’re unfamiliar with these guidelines, rest assured that Martin is an expert in this area. Not only has he more than 30 years experience in home design for Sydney’s Bushfire Prone Land. He is also is Team Coordinator for his local Community Fire Unit.
Heritage Conservation in Lane Cove
In Lane Cove, the overall effect of homes that line the streets follow a distinct streetscape aesthetic. Conserving this means following council guidelines. This is even more the case for renovation of Heritage Items and in Conservation Areas.
Heritage Conservation areas require a different approach to design. This is something only a highly experienced home Designer can successfully implement. There’s a certain sense of balance the Designer has to find between integrating the new and old whilst balancing the Heritage Conservation rules that guide your design options.
100% success rate of DA and Council approvals in Lane Cove
Martin keeps himself up to date on the latest changes in the following:
- The D.A. (Development Application) regulations through Lane Cove council
- The C.D.C. (Complying Development Certificate) regulations through the State government
His knowledge of regulations and understanding of building processes and products ensures that the hassle of designing a home following Council restrictions is minimised.
You can rest assured that the design you agree on with Martin has every likelihood of being approved by Lane Cove Council. In fact, Martin Kolarik Home Design has a 100% success rate of approvals across all his projects. This is at both Council and State Government levels.
Contact us for an initial consultation and make your first step towards designing your ideal family home in Lane Cove Council.