Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Feb 14, 2020 4:19 pm
I am building in the Hills Shire Council area and my lot requires a rain garden to be built. Because the property is sloping to the front, the rain garden must be built in the front yard. There are a few man holes at the front of my property, so the builder is saying they need to site my house 1 metre backwards so they can accommodate the rain garden at the front of the lot.
Now my questions are these:
1. Is it possible to change the dimensions of the rain garden so that it can have a long narrow shape?
2. Is it possible for a part of the rain garden to be positioned under the driveway? Maybe we can put a grate on top of it so water can seep through?
I have attached an image of the current rain garden siting for your reference.
Any info or ideas you can provide will be very valuable! I just don't want to move my house back by 1 m and sacrifice my backyard!
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