If you’re looking to build a new home, you may have noticed the term “zoning” or “R-Codes” being used. These R-Codes, such as R20, R30 and R40, dictate how much space your home can take up on the block. It also affects your boundary setbacks and how much outdoor living you need.
The reason zoning is important is that you might love a house design that suits your block’s dimensions, but it doesn’t meet the zoning requirements. Take a look at the image of the Finey and Bermuda. Both suit a 12x30m block, but you can’t put the Bermuda on an R20 zoned block because it covers too much space.
Here at Move Homes, we have created a range of homes specifically for common R-Codes. You can check out our most popular designs for R30 blocks below, or read our blog What Are Zoning R-Codes if you want more information.
12m Wide Home Designs
12m wide blocks are popular for first home buyers looking for an affordable block. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice space because you have flexibility with your designs. Here are our 3 most popular 12m designs, but you can tweak and change to suit your needs.
12.5m Wide Home Designs
A 12.5m frontage is one of the most common block sizes around Perth. You get plenty of space around the side and a backyard that’s great for kids. There are a lot of blocks that have a 30m depth, but you can also find blocks that are 25m deep.
15m Wide Squat Home Designs
Squat blocks are becoming more popular across Perth! The lots are more square shaped and are often found with depths of 20 or 25m.
15m Wide Home Designs
Commonly found with a depth of 30m, these homes are ideal for growing families that want plenty of space! Not only can you get 4 bedrooms, but you can have a scullery, home theatre and office. Plus, you get plenty of backyard space (hello Summer BBQs!).
Frequently Asked Questions for R30 Zoning
The minimum lot size for a R30 block is 260sqm. However, the average lot size is 300sqm.
For land and building, a setback is the minimum distance your home must sit from the boundary.
No. RMD stands for Residential Medium Density and encourages homes to have a higher density. For example, R30 has a standard setback of 4m, but RMD30 starts from 2m.
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