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HOME DESIGN GUIDELINES

APPROVAL PROCESS

Prior to designing a home, please contact us to set up a preliminary meeting to confirm the design direction for your area.

Final Plans will be approved based on meeting outcomes, and Design Guidelines, in order to meet the expectations of those choosing to call Carriagewood Estates their home.

ITEM REQUIRING APPROVAL

Architectural Styling and Design Details of Home

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
  • Elevations 

  • Floor plans 

  • Total facade area: Measured as the entire exterior of the home excluding the garage door opening and entry door.

Area of Shaw product to be used in accordance with the agreement of purchase and sale. 


*- Measured as the entire front facade of the home excluding the garage door opening and entry door.

SUBMISSION TIME

Following the preliminary design meeting & prior to building permit application.

ITEM REQUIRING APPROVAL

Exterior Materials & Colour

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Exact product name and colour, and elevation or description clarifying the location of use on facade.

SUBMISSION TIME

Prior to ordering supplies.

ITEM REQUIRING APPROVAL

Siting and Grading of Home

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

None - We will coordinate the siting and grading in accordance with the provided house plans. 


This service is provided once per lot. If additional revisions are desired, this may be done at the expense of the owner.

SUBMISSION TIME

Anytime prior to building permit application.

ITEM REQUIRING APPROVAL

Location and Appearance of Shed

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Site plan showing the requested location of the fence. 


Description, including materials, colours and appearance of shed.


Note: Approvals do not supercede or replace any HRM permits or by-laws.

SUBMISSION TIME

Prior to applying for permits, as applicable, and/or purchasing materials/pre-made unit.

ITEM REQUIRING APPROVAL

Location and Appearance of Fencing

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Site plan showing the requested location of the fence.


Description, inluding the length, materials, and colours.


Note: Approvals do not supercede or replace any HRM permits or by-laws.

SUBMISSION TIME

Prior to construction, and/or purchasing materials.

ITEM REQUIRING APPROVAL

The removal of any tree exceeding 2” in diameter from your property

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Please contact our office to discuss the removal of the tree(s). You may be required to submit photos, and/or a site visit may be carried out, and followed by written approval.

SUBMISSION TIME

Prior to tree removal.

ITEM REQUIRING APPROVAL

Installation of any solar panels, antenna, or other exterior addition

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Plan detailing where the equipment will be installed, details on the dimensions of the equipment, and means of attachment to the home exterior.

SUBMISSION TIME

Prior to purchasing or installing equipment.

ITEM REQUIRING APPROVAL

Final Lot Grading

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Lot Grading Certificate (Final topographic shots representing as-built grades on lot, approved by a registered surveyor). 


Elevations should be taken at the location of each grade originally shown on the provided siting and grading plan, to confirm grading is in accordance with the lot specific siting and grading plan.

SUBMISSION TIME

Within 6 months of completing construction on the home.