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Housing DesignStockland have a vision to create ‘great streets’,so it is important that the design of your home is inkeeping with the Design Essentials.Refer to the Design page on our website for a copy ofthe Design Essentials which are specific to HundredHills. The Design Essentials take you through thespecifics of the Approval Process and submitting yourproposed housing design as a Design Application toStockland for review.The streetscape requirements have been carefullydesigned to ensure that everyone contributes to greatstreets.Building your future with StocklandThe Building your future with Stockland folder should be used as a guide only. The information in this guide may change without notice. Information contained withinthe guide should not be considered legal, financial or other professional advice and you should consult an expert before making a decision based on the informationcontained in this guide. Stockland will not be responsible or liable to any person for any loss, damage or injury arising whether directly or indirectly from anythingcontained in the Building your future with Stockland folder.Design


What approval do I need to build my home?In most cases your builder will take care of submittingyour design application for you.Stockland Design ApplicationApprovalYou are required to obtain Stockland approval for yourhouse design before you commence construction.Engage a designer and/or builder to build yourhome. Examples of homes are on display in ourLiving Display Centres. This is a great place to start asyou decide what is important for you and your familyfor your new home.You will need Stockland approval for your homebefore a Building Permit can be issued. Refer to‘How to submit your design application for approval’on the next page.You or your builder will need to obtain a BuildingPermit from council or a registered building certifierbefore you commence construction.Your Sales Professional can help you to understandthe design requirements if you have any queries.Building your future with StocklandThe Building your future with Stockland folder should be used as a guide only. The information in this guide may change without notice. Information contained withinthe guide should not be considered legal, financial or other professional advice and you should consult an expert before making a decision based on the informationcontained in this guide. Stockland will not be responsible or liable to any person for any loss, damage or injury arising whether directly or indirectly from anythingcontained in the Building your future with Stockland folder.Design


Building envelope & engineering drawingsTake the time to understand your block of land,including your building envelope and servicesthat may affect the type of home you can build.Consult with your builder/architect if you have anyqueries regarding your lot boundary.Your building envelope* and engineering plans* mayaffect the size and shape of the home you can buildon your block of land.The building envelope is registered on title andcannot be modified.Stockland includes all lot plans in your Contractof Sale. In your Contract of Sale you will find allimportant information regarding your propertyboundary and services that may affect your land.Any changes to these plans will be forwarded to yourlegal representative from Stockland Conveyancing.Make sure your house is sited correctly so asnot to interfere with any easements surroundingyour property. The easements will be clearlyindicated both on your plan of subdivision and in yourengineering drawings. Your builder will be able to helpyou through your queries.(Please note that if you intend on digging anywherenear or over an easement, please call “dial before youdig” on 1100 to ensure that it is safe to do so).Stockland can assess a siting of your home uponrequest.Ensure that a site soil test is done by you or yourbuilder before construction. A soil test is required toconfirm the soil type. This is important both for a slabon ground construction or raised floor constructions.Stockland will only supply a compaction report if morethan 300mm of fill has been added to your blockof land. This will be indicated on your engineeringdrawings.Slab Class Variation:Your builder must determine what type of slab isrequired for your house. If our recommended slabclass varies from the builders slab class you need todiscuss these variations with your builder.The recommended slab class for your area is advisedin your Contact of Sale.This is as determined from our engineering advice.Please be aware in some cases our recommendedslab class may vary from your builder’s.* What does this mean? Refer to the glossary of termsin the Documents tab in this folder.Building your future with StocklandThe Building your future with Stockland folder should be used as a guide only. The information in this guide may change without notice. Information contained withinthe guide should not be considered legal, financial or other professional advice and you should consult an expert before making a decision based on the informationcontained in this guide. Stockland will not be responsible or liable to any person for any loss, damage or injury arising whether directly or indirectly from anythingcontained in the Building your future with Stockland folder.Design


If you have purchased a block on a slopeBeautiful designs can be achievedon a sloping block.When discussing designs that are appropriate for yourblock, talk about whether the builder needs to levelthe site and how you will accommodate the slope inthe design.On occasion you may need to install a retaining wallprior to construction. The retaining wall must be notedin your design application.We will assess your retaining wall from a designperspective.We will review the retaining wall in your designapplication, however this is subject to a buildingcertifier’s assessment. We take no responsibility for itsconstruction.Building your future with StocklandThe Building your future with Stockland folder should be used as a guide only. The information in this guide may change without notice. Information contained withinthe guide should not be considered legal, financial or other professional advice and you should consult an expert before making a decision based on the informationcontained in this guide. Stockland will not be responsible or liable to any person for any loss, damage or injury arising whether directly or indirectly from anythingcontained in the Building your future with Stockland folder.Design

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