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Updated: 13 October 2018

Part A. Administration

A5. Application Forms and Materials, Scales and Sizes of Plans

1. Any application form shall be dated and signed in black ink by the owner.


2. Any application shall be accompanied by at least one set of plans, drawings and diagrams which shall -


(a) be clear and legible;


(b) be drawn on any suitable material or be provided in a medium acceptable to the local authority;


(c) contain the name of the owner of the site concerned; and


(d) be dated and signed in black ink by the owner; and every subsequent alteration shall be likewise dated and signed.


3. Any application shall be accompanied by as many additional copies of every plan, drawing or diagram as required by the local authority.


4. Such plans, drawing, diagrams, and any copies thereof, shall be on sheets of the A series of sizes or multiples of A4.


5.

(a) Plans, drawings and diagrams shall be drawn to a suitable scale selected from one of the following scales:


Site plans:

1:1 000, 1:500, 1:250, 1:200 or 1:100.


Plumbing installation drawings:

1:200, 1:100 or 1:50.


Layout drawings:

1.100,1:50 or 1:20

Provided that in the case of elevations 1:200 may be used.


General structural arrangement drawings and structural details:

1:100, 1:50, 1:20, 1:10, 1:5, 1:2 or 1:1.


Fire protection plans:

1:200, 1:100, 1:50 or 1:20.


(b) The local authority may accept a scale not provided for in this sub-regulation.


6. One copy of the plans and drawings contemplated in subregulation (2) shall, for the convenience of the local authority, identify in a suitable manner or colour the following as indicated below:















































7. The escape route drawn on any fire protection plan shall be coloured green and the direction of travel to a safe area shall be indicated by arrows [ —> ] drawn at short intervals along the plan route.


8. In all cases the scales employed shall be stated on the plans and drawings, and the letters and symbols used on such plans and drawings shall be not less than 2.5 mm in size in the case of upper case letters.



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(a) Material

Colour

(in plan or section)

Example

i  New Masonry

Red


ii  New concrete

Green


iii  New iron or steel

Blue


iv  New wood

Yellow


 v  New glass

Black


vi  Existing materials

(all materials)

Grey


vii  All other new materials

To be clearly indicated in colours

other than the above.

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(b) Site Plan

Colour

Example

i  Proposed Work

Red


ii  Existing Work

Not coloured


iii  Work to be demolished

Drawn with black dotted lines

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(c) Drainage Installations

contemplated in

regulation A2(1)(d)

Colour

(in plan or section)

Example

i  Drains and soil pipes

Brown


ii  Waste pipes

Green


iii  Soil and combined vents

Red


iv  Waste vents

Blue


 v  Pipes for the

conveyance of

industrial effluent

Orange


vi  Existing drains

Black


vii  Stormwater drains

Not coloured

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