After you search for an address in the Search Bar, a map view of the property will be activated. You can change to a Terrain View by clicking the satellite image described in Map View. The lines around the property represent the boundary of the property. This means when you choose a design, it’s important to stay within this property boundary.
Once this map view is activated, the Side panel will also be activated. Here, under the design tab, you will be able to scroll through the designs you have previously uploaded. If this is your first look up, sample plans are displayed.
Simply click on your desired design/floor plan and place the structure on the property. Using your mouse, you are able to move the structure around the property. When moving the structure, the perimeter of the structure will turn green, orange and red. Green indicates that you can build this through fast track approval. If the lines are red, this indicates that the structure will not be able to be built in its current location.
Canibuild now automatically highlights the front setback of a property which means users can now understand whether a new structure, such as a Granny Flat, is able to be built in front of the primary dwelling. The ‘buildable’ area is the green shaded area and has dotted white lines around the perimeter. When placing a new structure, you must place it within this green area, abiding by setbacks in order to ensure feasibility.
When searching for a property, a building line is now visible. A building line is the distance from one end of the block to the other, similar to the frontage.
You can now delete a new structure that you placed on a block.
Right click on the structure and select ‘Delete structure.’ This will automatically remove it.
Classified Road (9m setbacks)
Canibuild now highlights classified roads such as main roads i.e highways and motorways with a yellow line. This means that when users search for a property that has a mainroad running behind it, the rear setback is automatically increased from 3m to 9m in order to comply with regulations.
Names of Roads
Road names are now visible on satellite view making it simpler for users to use the ‘Search this Address’ feature that Canibuild has.
Minimum distance to boundaries
As you move your structure along the property, the distance to the boundaries alter. There are measurements visible from each side of the structure, highlighting distance to front, side and rear boundaries. There is also a measurement indicating the distance from the structure to the main dwelling, ensuring enough space is left in between the two structures.
Trees are now displayed on the selected block. The canopy of the tree is displayed as a circle.
A build can not be too close to a tree (unless it is removed). Each tree will have it’s own setback, characterised by a white circle. If you place your new structure too close to the tree, not abiding by the highlighted setback, your structure will turn red indicating that you cannot build or need to remove the tree/trees.
Fix building point
You can now manually amend the existing structure.
Click onto the pen icon located on top of the already existing structure. This will allow you to change the building points, ensuring they are accurate.
To change a point, simply click on a point (characterised by a white circle) and move it, aligning it with the existing structure.
The planning rules will automatically take these changes into account when displaying the planning rules details, highlighting feasibility