Integrate material selection with the overall façade design and aim for low maintenance, robust materials that will weather well. Materials are an important element to consider in responding to character and reinforcing or establishing sense of place. Use a materials board, including colours, to illustrate materials, choice, and how they work together.
Consider how materials selection and use of colour can reinforce and tie together the primary building elements of the house.
Utilise durable materials which ensure buildings maintain their appearance and integrity over time.
Provide a varied but co-ordinated palette of materials where appropriate.