City Council releases garage-design guide
28 July 2003
The sight of poorly designed garages built in front yards has led the Christchurch
City Council to produce a design guide for people preparing to build a garage.
The Council Urban Design and Heritage Team and Environmental
Services Unit has produced the free guide to target home owners, garage
and builders but they are available to anyone.
“The loss of amenity and neighbourhood character are real concerns
as a result of poorly located and badly designed garages. Well designed
garages are not only more acceptable to neighbours, they make the property
more saleable, ” urban designer Josie Schroder says.
We’re trying to encourage people to think more carefully about what
their requirements are for a garage and design it in a better way,” she
Common sense advice is given about where to put the garage before
moving onto City Plan requirements and design options. A
checklist of essential information needed when applying for a Resource
Consent, when required,
The guide is the fourth in a series of booklets produced by the
Urban Design and Heritage team to address many issues facing
people when developing property in residential areas in Christchurch.
Others in the
- Large buildings in lower density living zones
- New housing in Living 3 zones
- New housing in Living 4 zones
For more information or free copies of these publications, please contact
Josie Schroder on 9418-932 or Brendan Smyth on 9411-934.
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