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​​​​Terraced housing or row housing refers to individual dwellings connected on two sides via a shared or party wall. End-of-terrace houses and semi-detached houses will be connected on one side only.

Terraced housing provides higher density residential development suitable for urban locations or areas where there is good access to local facilities and public transport. Semi-detached housing provides medium density development suitable in both urban and suburban locations.

This section covers the important elements that need to be considered when designing the terraced house and includes advice on:

  • the form and appearance of the house, including design of the houses' principal elements;
  • internal space dimensions and layout as well as private outdoor spaces;
  • building performance including heating, cooling and ventilation; and,
  • accessibility.​
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