Resident Information

Architectural, Aesthetic and Building Rules

1) Development Rules

  • 1.1 Requirement to Commence Building All first-time registered stand owners shall obtain permission to build from the HOA General Manager within 18 months of transfer of the property onto their names. Subsequent owners shall obtain permission to build from the HOA General Manager within 12 months of transfer of the property onto their name. Failure to comply shall invoke a Non-Development Penalty to the value as determined by members in General Meeting.
  • 1.2 Constraint on Development Period Once permission to build has been obtained, the development or building period shall not exceed 9 months before a conformance certificate is obtained from the HOA General Manager. Failure to comply shall invoke the same non- development penalty as above.
  • 1.3 Plan Submission Plans for proposed developments shall be submitted to the HOA Head of Department – Infrastructure in scaled version no smaller than A3 size. Submission must be accompanied by proof of payment of the required plan scrutiny fee. Deviations and errors; if any; or approval shall be supplied within 3 working days (Mon to Fri) after submission. No plans will be scrutinized if any amounts are owing to the HOA by the stand owner.
  • 1.4 Permission to Build Once the Tshwane council approved plans are received by the HOA Head of Department – Infrastructure, an approved copy of the plans shall be retained by the HOA for record purposes. Upon proof of payment of the required Sidewalk deposit fee, permission to build shall be granted to the owner.

2) Building Rules

  • 2.1 Double Story Dwelling The ground floor coverage of double storey dwellings shall not exceed 40% of the area of the stand. The area of the first floor shall not exceed 60% of the actual built area of the ground floor. Double volumes in houses are deemed to form part of the first floor areas.
  • 2.2 Building Lines All dwellings shall not be erected closer than 5m from the street boundary and 3m from the boundary between one stand or another.

3) Treatment of Stand Boundaries (Walls and Fencing)

  • 3.1 Owners may not use fencing (palisade, mesh etc.) on the street boundary but must rather use landscaping and/or structure of the buildings or solid built walls to create privacy. Note that all boundary walls must be built maintenance free by all owners. No security spikes, razor wire, electric shock wires or any similar devices shall be permitted on the boundary walls.
  • 3.2 Walling between stands shall not exceed 2.1m and shall not be less than 1.8m in height, shall resemble the theme of the main dwelling, to be approved by the HOA.

4) Aesthetic Rules

  • 4.1 No staff accommodations may be nearer to the street than the main building and must be contained under the same roof or integrated into the overall design.
  • 4.2 Staff accommodation and kitchen areas must open onto a screened yard or screened patio.
  • 4.3 Outbuildings and additions must match the original design in style, elevation and material usage. All plans must indicate at least one enclosed garage and this must be built in conjunction with the original dwelling. No flat roofed carport will be permitted unless it matches or blends with the design of the main dwelling.
  • 4.4 Yard and screen walls should be similar to the basic materials and colours of the building and comply with item 2.
  • 4.5 No garden sheds, wendy houses, dog kennels or any covered facilities such as for caravans, boats or trailers are to be visible from the road and may not be placed in the side space (building lines). Specifically, no wooden wendy houses will be allowed in any Estate Complex. The placement of lapas and similar structures needs written approval from all owners in the case of a complex unit and all neighbours in the case of a free-title stand.

    The owners of complex units should note that for all additional structures to complex units approval from the trustees as well as the HOA thereafter would be required to ensure that a non-compliance notice is not issued by the Tshwane local Council Building Inspectorate.
  • 4.6 No shade netting may be used.
  • 4.7 Solar heating panels, if used, must be incorporated into the building and form part of the basic structure and must be clearly shown and annotated on the approval drawings.
  • 4.8 All exposed plumbing and washing lines must be fully screened and not be visible from the street elevations and other elevations into adjoining properties.
  • 4.9 No deviations from the approved drawings will be permitted unless deviations is re-submitted and approved in writing prior to construction.
  • 4.10 No dwelling (in the case of free-title stands) may be smaller than 180m2 including garages and outbuildings.
  • 4.11 No dwelling (in the case of free-title stands) may be smaller than 180m2 including garages and outbuildings.
  • 4.12 Mechanical equipment such as air-conditioners, ducts, pool pumps etc. must be designed into the buildings and/or adequately enclosed or screened off from view.

5) Building Materials

  • 5.1 Roof Coverings
    • 5.1.1 Flat sections of roof shall be concrete and surrounded by parapet walls. Waterproofing to be non reflective.
    • 5.1.2 Drainage pipes shall be concealed from view.

6) Driveways, Parking, Paving and Landscaping

  • 6.1 Landscaping on sidewalks must be undertaken with the intergraded landscape language of the Estate to be approved by the HOA and to be maintained by the owner.
  • 6.2 The landscaping theme of the Estate is to encourage the use of indigenous trees and plants as per the landscaping design. The Estate is to be planted with indigenous species in accordance with a landscaping theme. Gardens are to be planted with indigenous shrubs and ground covers as far as possible (at least 80%). Only 30% of the sidewalks are allowed to be lawn-the remained to be planted with shrubs and ground covers. All trees must be indigenous. The private garden to be no more than 80% lawn and the remainder planted.
  • 6.3 All driveways to be fully paved with approved coloured pavers. Driveway width are limited to 6000mm at the junction with the public road.

7) Site Access and Exit

Deliveries must be scheduled for between 07h00 and 16h00 on weekdays only.

8) Housekeeping and Tidiness

  • 8.1 The site must be screened off on three sides with shade cloth of 1.4m high, at all times during building operations.
  • 8.2 No concrete, cement or other building material may be temporally stored, or mixed or prepared on any of the roadways, kerb and pavement.
  • 8.3 Materials which are off loaded by a Supplier or Contractor may not encroach onto the adjacent site, the pavement or roadway. Where suppliers fail to adhere to this, the responsible Contractor shall move the materials accordingly. The Contractor is also responsible for removal of any sand or rubble that may have washed or moved onto the road .
  • 8.4 The owner is to contact the HOA to arrange the installation of a basic alarm system by the appointed security company with a link to a radio control room on the Estate. All first-time transmitters shall be supplied free of charge but installed at the cost of the owner.

9) Occupation

Occupation of the premises will only be allowed after the home owner has produced an occupation certificate from the City Council, a copy of which must be submitted to the HOA.

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