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Good design ensures that a house is positioned to make the most of the sun and views, and to have privacy and protection from noise, while making sure that the same qualities are not compromised for neighbouring properties.
This section provides guidance on how houses should be located on a site and how to get the most from the spaces around them.
The contents list and design outcomes for the whole of this section are listed below. Each sub heading highlights a separate webpage that can be accessed by clicking on the menu located to the left of this introduction.
There are four main types of detached house. These are:
Zero lot house Courtyard houseAccessory dwelling Extended family housing
The manual provides professional advice, step-by-step best practice processes and detailed design guidance.
The manual will enable us all to make informed choice and build homes, and create new streets and neighbourhoods
that not only look great but are built to last, sustainable and give best return on investment.
Click below to proceed to related design guidance
The Auckland Design Manual provides supplementary guidance to the Unitary Plan on design matters,
which will be updated by the Council from time to time. The Manual is not part of the Unitary Plan
and the Unitary Plan doesn’t incorporate the Manual by reference in the terms of the provisions of
Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991. While the Manual sits outside the Unitary Plan,
advice notes are occasionally included in the text of the Unitary Plan
to alert the reader to the existence of relevant guidance in the Unitary Plan.