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How To Fence Your Aurora Home

 

Fencing

 

The key to good landscaping is to create a sense of flow from the front of the house to the street. In some cases this may mean that you want to avoid using a fence as it can block off your home façade. In other situations, a fence may help to make your front yard more practical or provide better definition.

If you do decide to put in a front fence, there are some guidelines you are required to follow as a part of the Aurora community. Your front fence cannot be more than 1.2 metres high and it must be of an “open” style (such as timber posts and rail or decorative steel and pillars). If you live on a corner block, the maximum height of your fence is 1 metre and the style requirements also apply to your secondary frontages.

Your front fence may also continue around the corner to separate it from your next door neighbours but it should stop 1 metre in from the façade (where the side boundary fence should commence).

It is good design to add in screen planting between the sidewalk and your front fence. Remember that swimming pool style fencing is not permitted to be used as a front fence in Aurora.

All internal boundary fencing must be made from timber paling capped and lapped with exposed posts. Your internal boundary fencing cannot be more than 1.8 metres in height. Some exemptions may apply if specified in your Contract of Sale.

If you live on a corner lot, your corner boundary fencing must be set back to start 4 metres from the front of the house and be made from timber paling capped and lapped with exposed posts. Your corner boundary fencing cannot be more than 1.8 metres in height. Some exemptions may apply if specified in your Contract of Sale.

If you choose to add in privacy fencing between your corner block home and the side boundary fence, this must be set back at least 4 metres from the front building line and run from the side wall of the building to the side fence. Any front fence must return along the secondary boundary at this point as well.

Side fences that separate properties of homes that are not corner blocks should stop 1 metre from the front of the house where they should return to (meet) the side wall of the house. If there is a front fence as well, the side fence must taper (drop) towards the front of the house to meet the 1.2 metre maximum front fence height (1 metre corner blocks).

Lendlease will build feature decorative fencing along open space boundaries, project boundaries and around profile lots. These are marked on sales plans. Lendlease decorative feature fencing cannot be altered, removed, damaged or modified without prior written consent by Lendlease.

All fencing is subject to City of Whittlesea council requirements that you can read on their official website

For more information on external finishes for your home please refer to the Aurora Design Guidelines.