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    Default Heritage Home? Rules of renovation. Help please.

    Gudday all,

    I am taking some time off work and helping a mate on a house that he has recently bought. It is livable bt needs a few things done including outdoor landscaping etc.

    The house is ~1860's.

    Questions.

    How do we find out whether it is heritage listed?
    What are the rules on what can/can't be done?
    Who is the authority on what can be done?

    Does anyone know of tradies in Victoria who specialise in period stuff (they want built in wardrobes but they need to look part of it not add on).

    Any advice welcome.

    Cheers
    Nashy

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    Shannon I googled " heritage listed victoria" and the links there seamed to cover it all

    When I was doing a couple of places up in Sydney I got a book " How to restore the OLD AUSSIE HOUSE " by Ian Stapleton from The Flannel Flower Press
    I found it terrific as it coveres just about all you need to restore a place over a wide time range

    Rgds
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    If it wasn't sold as heritage listed then it isn't.
    Be very sure you want maintain the heritage standard before you start asking too many questions. It's great to restore a house to it's former glory but the heritage restrictions can be fairly difficult and expensive to work with.
    Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelms. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

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    once you are heratige listed you even need permission to paint and what colour to use .
    I did assume that you wouldn't be listed as it would have been picked up when you bought the place
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    I think you will find it all here
    http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/planningsc...urne/home.html
    (click on the map image on the left and you can look up any address)
    and/or ask the council or look on the council web site.

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