As part of the SEPP65 requirements in New South Wales, balconies for multi-residential buildings must meet minimum area and depth requirements. Section ‘4E Private open space and balconies’ in the Apartment Design Guide states that all apartments are required to have primary balconies as follows:
|Dwelling type||Minimum area||Minimum depth|
|1 bedroom apartments||8m2||2m|
|2 bedroom apartments||10m2||2m|
|3+ bedroom apartments||12m2||2.4m|
The ‘Room.SetBalconyCompliance’ node as part of the BVN Dynamo package helps to automate the process of verifying compliance of the minimum area. Note that the minimum depth is not tested and this needs to be undertaken separately.
Before using the node, firstly ensure that there are no redundant rooms in the project as the area of these rooms will be incorrect and skew the results.
The node first collects all rooms in the project using Lunchbox’s ‘Room element collector’. The corresponding apartment numbers are…