Bulimba is well known for its character buildings and there are guidelines to protect these homes so they can be enjoyed by the whole community.
Owners of Bulimba real estate who are renovating a character home to sell or to add value to an investment should make a number of considerations before proceeding with any alterations.
Check the Queensland Heritage Register
The Brisbane council has a number of rules in place to ensure that the character of historically important buildings and areas are protected.
Brisbane's historic places are protected as listings on the heritage register. Listings can include residential property and in some cases entire streets. Properties listed cannot be renovated or demolished without planning approval from the local council.
Before making changes to your Bulimba property check with the Department of Environment and Resources Management to find out if your home is on the register.
Be sympathetic to the character
If your property is not registered on the heritage list it is still important to make alterations that preserve the character of the home.
Character houses for sale in Bulimba are in demand because of their distinctive aesthetic appeal, so maintaining this look is important for to the whole neighbourhood.
The Brisbane City Council has a number of guidelines on how to conduct character appropriate renovations for your property including internal extensions and outdoor additions such as decks.