Thresholds and Boundaries
The space between the building and This is the space between and within buildings that is publicly accessible, including streets, squares, forecourts, parks and open spaces. More provides an opportunity for interaction between neighbours, contributes to a sense of security and creates space for planting. As such, a clearly defined form of defensible space should be provided to all new dwellings. Consideration should also be given to the impact on This is the space between and within buildings that is publicly accessible, including streets, squares, forecourts, parks and open spaces. More.
Boundary treatments should be used to hide the view of cars from the All spaces and features which form the street environment, including buildings, street furniture, fittings and finishes and green infrastructure and open spaces. More. Examples include structures (for bin or bike storage), landscape and boundary walls, fence or gates. Applicants will be expected to create consistent and well-designed boundary treatments using in most cases, brick walls and planting, with the strategic aim to create pleasant streets, improve security, distinguish between the public and private realm and increase biodiversity.
Features of housing threshold and boundary
- Robust hard materials used on front boundary
- Clear definition between public and private domain on front boundary
- Space for landscaped garden to front of house
- Landscape used for rear boundary between neighbours
- Landscape used on front boundary, such as hedges
Front boundaries facing the street or other public realm
Boundary treatments must be in keeping with the surrounding traditional context.
Examples of front boundaries
Browse boundary examples from Trafford
Boundaries between frontages or front gardens
Boundaries between frontages or front gardens must comprise either railings with planting, low level brick or stone walls and/or hedges.
Side or rear boundaries facing the street or other public realm
Side or rear boundaries facing the street or other public realm must be constructed from either brick or stone walls and incorporate soft landscaping on the public facing elevation.
Gate piers and gates must complement the boundary treatment and reflect the surrounding context in both design and height.
Historic boundary treatments
Historic boundary treatments must be retained and new openings kept to a minimum.
House threshold and boundaries case studies
Longwood, Hale by Calderpeel Architects This property is well proportioned with elegant lines, cedar The details of a building are the individual components and how they are put together. Some are a deliberate part of the appearance of a building, including doors, windows and their surrounds, porches, decorative features and ironmongery. Others are functional, although they can also contribute to the appearance of a building. These include lighting, flues and ventilation, gutters, pipes and other rainwater details. Detailing affects the appearance of a building or space and how it is experienced. It also affects how well it weathers and lasts over time. More and large windows; blending well with the established period architecture