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Balconies

The visible sides of slabs, or brickwork, must be plastered and painted to match the wall surface to which the balcony attaches.

Balconies that are of a cantilever construction may project over a boundary of an erf.

Balcony type A
The slab may project a maximum of 1 200 mm from the exterior wall of the building, and the width of the balcony may not exceed 3 000 mm and has to be symmetrically spaced over the centre of the gable.
A balustrade must be fixed to the top or against the side of the slab on the three exposed sides.
This type of balcony may be supported by a gallows bracket, columns or an abutment below the slab.

Balcony type B
This is a Romeo and Juliet type balcony where the balustrade is fixed in the reveal of the wall aperture or against the exterior wall.
The width of the door providing access to this balcony is restricted to 40 percent of the width of the gable in which it is placed and if employed will be the only aperture permitted in the gable above ground floor.  (No additional windows permitted).
This door and balcony has to be symmetrically spaced over the centre of the gable.

Balcony type C
This balcony must be enclosed by walls of the primary building on all sides other than the front.  The slab may not extend beyond the walls against which it abuts.
Only a balustrade wall may be used to a maximum of 1 000 mm height, and on the edge of the slab, at this balcony.
An abutment may be used below this balcony, flush with the balustrade wall. Due to the restricted wall plate height, a flush gable will have to be created in which a door can be placed to provide access to the balcony.  This door may not be more than 1 750 mm wide.

Balcony type D
This type of balcony is created when the room at a gable end is moved back from the gable.
A balcony type D must have a balustrade (not a balustrade wall) on the front only.

Pergolas
Openings between columns should be no less than 1.5 x the height of the columns.
Pergolas may have type A or B columns as support.

At pergolas as a screening element in front of wide doors the pergolas have to be at least 3 500 mm deep.
When the lattice enclosure is constructed with rectangular purlins, this must be behind a parapet wall.  The maximum height permissible for this parapet wall is 3 600 mm measured from the finished ground covering below the pergola.
Exposed lattice enclosures have to be constructed with sticks or round poles which have to be perpendicular to the structure against which it abuts.

Balustrading
Balustrading will be either painted galvanized steel, powder coated aluminium or natural or painted timber.  If painted, it must be charcoal or dark grey.
Two designs are acceptable, either type A or type B.
Glass balustrading is not permitted.