Design requirements and considerations when building a small lot house include:
Compliant building setbacks for habitable and non-habitable rooms to ensure that your house does not impede on neighbouring properties.
Ensuring that the overall building height does not exceed 9.5m in overall height and 7.5m for side and rear walls.
Ensuring there is a balanced level of indoor and outdoor space. The smaller the lot, the greater the amount of site coverage the dwelling can have.
Ensuring that windows that are in close proximity to neighbouring properties windows are sufficiently screened to allow for privacy for both residents.
As Brisbane and the Gold Coast grows in population a number of large lots are being subdivided into smaller lots, thereby creating 'small lots'. Due to this increase in small lots in Brisbane, it's important that builders and architects design homes that are suited to small lots.
Small and narrow sites present a new set of considerations for not only the design of the home, but also the build process. Planning overlays, soil profiles, fill requirements and engineering are all key considerations when building on a small or narrow block.