Cottages

The major factors influencing the design of cottages are dictated by the client's demands, constraints imposed by the site, as well as location and planning controls. Such issues are generally best resolved by an experienced architect. Once the shape of a cottage has been decided, the designer then has to select the most economical and effective structure.

Types of Construction

cottagetypes Different materials and different types of construction such as brick veneer, full brick, timber, concrete or other lightweight materials may be selected depending on the client's needs, site constraints, and local planning rules and regulations.

Types of Footings

fcottages Footings are critical to the structural stability of a cottage. Footings are designed based on site topography, soil type, stability, and any other local requirements during the design process. Footings must be designed with reference to Residental Slab and Footing Code AS2870.

Elevated Floors

efcottages Floor slabs not resting directly on the ground can be constructed using a variety of methods. This also applies to ground floors that rest on piers, as well as first and subsequent floors of a cottage. Elevated floors can be built out of either timber, steel, or concrete.

Wall Construction

cottagewalltypes Different materials for wall construction, such as brick masonry, timber or steel, glass, concrete or other materials may be selected depending on the client's needs, design of the structure, and local planning rules and regulations.

Roof Construction

rcottages Different materials for roof construction, such as concrete, terracotta, metal or other materials may be selected depending on the client's needs, design of the structure, and local planning rules and regulations.