How Close Is Too Close

Here is a photo from the ABC Brisbane facebook page

I would say this is far to close.

That space is just going to be a collecting point for spiders and vermin.

I really don’t see the point of wanting a detached house and then having it look like a terraced house.

It is really going to hit the resale value as well.


A good rule of thumb if you want to avoid something like the above photo is plan for a house 2m narrower than the block.

That means you can have a 1m path on either side




  1. Warren Burns

    Allotment sizes are ridiculous. As a minimum you need 1.5m on one side and 3.0m on the other. I think block sizes should be in the range 19-22+m wide. Otherwise I have found your comments on various topics as most helpful.

  2. Brian Ashworth (Post author)

    I’m not going to disagree that more than 1m would be good.
    My last new house was a super wide block so the minimum from the boundary was 3m.

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