EVALUATION GUIDELINES FOR:
PATIOS, DECKS, & PATIO COVERS
Rule Adopted: April 21, 1997
Rule Revised: February xx, 2003
COMMITTEE EVALUATION PHILOSOPHY:
Patios, decks, and Patio Covers should be constructed to compliment the neighborhood and the primary residence. They should appear to be a part of the primary residence, rather than “tacked on” to the existing structure.
Wood decks and those made of remanufactured wood-like materials will be considered for approval.
Wood patio covers with shingled roofs will be considered for approval.
Generally, Aluminum / Vinyl add-on patio rooms and covers will not be approved unless the homeowner can clearly demonstrate the compatibility with the primary residence.
Patios, decks and patio covers made of exotic materials that are dissimilar to residential construction in the neighborhood will be evaluated on a case by case basis, but generally will not be approved.
All of these structures are considered to be “improvements” and require PRIOR Architectural Committee approval.
SPECIFIC COMMITTEE RULES:
CONSTRUCTION: Per Restriction Sections 7.06/6.07, the building must be compatible with the design and materials used in the single family residential structure (see these sections for specific wording). Thus:
• Sidewall construction must be made of textured wood or brick similar to the residence. Metal walls or structures will not normally be approved, but specific plans will be reviewed by the Architectural Committee on a case by case basis.
• Roofing must be asphalt shingles similar to the residential structure in type and color. Corrugated plastic/metal roofed buildings are considered incompatible and will not be approved. Other roof designs will be reviewed by the Architectural Committee on a case-by-case basis.
• Structures that are attached to or made a part of the residential structure shall be designed in such a way as to appear to be a part of the original structure and not “tacked onto” the residence.
• Other types of construction will require Architectural Committee review and approval for compatibility.
• All of these improvements require prior Architectural Committee approval.
GAZEBOS: These units are addressed under the “Accessory Buildings” guideline.
DRAINAGE: No improvement may interfere with the established drainage pattern over the owner’s or any other property. Improvements shall be located to prevent ground and roof runoff from impacting adjacent properties.
COLORS: See “Exterior Finishes and Roofing” guideline.
• All improvements require Architectural Committee approval PRIOR to construction or modification!
• The following must be submitted:
• A Site plan showing location on the lot, including the building footprint and distances from the edge of the lot. If wider than the structure, the roof-edge outline shall be shown on the plan.
• A building floor plan, brochure, or specific description, including dimensions. This description shall also show specific building height.
• Specific information showing type of sidewall construction and color, as well as roofing type and color shall be provided.
• Samples of materials must be submitted upon request.
KNOWN REGULATIONS BY OTHER AGENCIES:
• Buildings may be subject to: Setbacks, Easements, Drainage, and Impervious Cover. Owners contemplating improvements affecting a large portion of their property should review Impervious Cover restrictions on their property.
• City of Pflugerville Building Permit may be required.
This Rule revised and adopted February xx, 2003 by the Springbrook Owners Association, Architectural Committee.
EVALUATION GUIDELINES FOR: