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Turning Circle for Unit Development

Discussion in 'Development' started by Martinez22, 19th Oct, 2016.

  1. Martinez22

    Martinez22 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just had a design drawn up for a back unit. I would really like a rendered brick pillar in place of the pole they've drawn up but apparently we can't because of the turning circle restriction.

    Is this right? or is there another way?
     

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  2. Mike Sargeant

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    Based on that pic and assuming you can enter to and reverse from that garage in a straight line i.e. towards us as we look at it.....I'd say it shouldn't be an issue?
     
  3. LifesGood

    LifesGood Home Building & Development Consultant Business Member

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    It'll be much easier to determine if you have details of the suburb and also a floor plan.
     
  4. Martinez22

    Martinez22 Well-Known Member

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    Wanneroo, I can message you floor plan. I think we can do a turning circle ?
     
  5. Martinez22

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    Have attached design. Any thoughts on potential changes?
    I mainly want to know if a brick pillar will affect the turning circle, as it doesn't look like it will.
     

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  6. Phase2

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    Sounds like rubbish to me because the pillar won't encroach on turning space. However, if you do put a rendered pillar there it will make entry a little more restricted. Furniture will probably only be able to be brought in/out from the garage entry door unless you include an access gate from the driveway to the outdoor area.

    From your plans, that turning circle is so tight there's actually very little point in having a 2 car garage (from a practical perspective anyway, valuation/tenant appeal might be different).
    If you (or your tenant) manage to park 2 cars in that space, the only way to get them out will be a 1500-point turn, and/or reverse back up the driveway, unless the cars are SMART cars... I speak from experience :)

    PS - I like your floorplan. Great use of space. :)
     
  7. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    It'd be much easier to get furniture into the house via the garage as the door goes straight into the lounge room.
     
  8. Martinez22

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    Thanks for your feedback :) this is the only design we've had drawn up, so its good to know they made good use of the space. I'm just not liking that pole, hope we can replace it with something abit more appealing
     
  9. Phase2

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    Outdoor area also accesses the lounge with a sliding glass door. Much easier to bring a lounge suite or fridge in this way! :)
     
  10. Phase2

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    Take it out altogether? Cantilevered portico? I can't decide if that would look weird or not..

    The post doesn't look that bad, but I'm guessing they've moved it in a bit (instead of putting it on the corner) to allow for a bit more turning room?

    Is this for an IP? If so I'd leave the steel post, it's cheaper. :)
     
  11. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Or brick it in later.
     
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  12. Martinez22

    Martinez22 Well-Known Member

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    Yeh good thinking haha problem solved !