Brandywine Condominium Association

EXTERNAL ALTERATIONS CRITERIA KEY - April 2015 (Revised 04.25.15)
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The unit owner must provide the information listed in the criteria approved by the Board of Directors below with the Application for all Exterior Alterations. April 21, 2015
Attic Fans, Solar.
- Will be low profile 11.5 inches tall maximum or a pitched unit, color will be black
- Installation will be on the back roof of the unit.
- The specifications submitted with drawings for the attic fans shall conform to code.
- The solar collector panels may not be adjustable
April 21, 2015
Door and or side lights: to repair or replace existing exterior door and or side lights; to include installation of glass in an existing door or sidelights.
- The owner shall provide a photograph of the existing door and or side light.
- The glass shall be tempered and insulated.
- Colored glass is not permitted.
- A photograph of what the door and/or side light will look like.
- Installation shall conform to Chapter 16 of the Florida Building Code for existing buildings.
- A replacement door shall have a design consistent with an existing door in Brandywine. However, the door panel shall be embossed instead of plant on moldings.
April 21, 2015
Garage Door, replace.
- Owner will provide photograph of the existing garage door and the replacement door to be installed.
- The garage door must be white and of a design consistent with the existing door.
- The garage door must conform to Chapter 16 of the Florida building code of Lee County.
- If an existing door is to be repaired any new panel or panels must be consistent with the existing design.
- If more than two (2) panels need to be replaced, the entire door must be replaced.
- The repaired panel (s) or new door must be painted to match the existing door.
April 21, 2015
Garage screen door.
- The garage Screen Door must be white and installed within the opening of the garage and not installed on the exterior of the opening.
April 21, 2015
Lighting fixtures, exterior, and controls.
- The electrical components shall conform to current building codes.
- The exterior lights shall not adversely affect other unit owners.
Specify location.
April 21, 2015
Skylights, Tubular.
- A single story unit may have up to five (5) tubular skylights.
- Only 10” or 14” diameter skylights are permitted.
- The specifications submitted with drawings for the skylights shall conform to code and show the location on the roof.
- The exposed metal sleeve on the skylight must be black.
April 21, 2015
Storm door, add or replace, to the entrance door.
- The Storm door shall be white aluminum with tempered glass.
- Colored glass or decorative grillwork is not permitted.
April 21, 2015
Storm Shutters.
- A photograph of each window and/or door to include the soffit above them.
- All requirements in the policy (proposal, drawings, soffit vent replacement, etc.) shall be presented at the time of the application and need to be sealed and certified by a qualified independent engineer licensed in the state of Florida.
April 21, 2015
Trees or shrubs, adding or replacing, in the back which the owner wishes to replace at the owners expense.
- The unit owner is required to remove and dispose of old plant material.
- Purchase, plant and provide extra watering as required.
- Trees must be 6 to 8 feet tall with 35 gallon or larger root ball.
- Trees must be a live oak, laurel oak, mahogany or black olive.
- Shrubs must be ones already in Brandywine.
- Management must approve the planting site.
- The planting will thereafter be maintained by Brandywine Condominium Association.
April 21, 2015
Walkway, front, stain from the driveway to the front door.
- The owner shall provide a photograph of the area to be stained.
- The stain shall be water based and match Home Depot “Catalina Stone” #819.
- Follow manufactures recommendation to prep the concrete and apply two coats of the stain.
- The stain shall not extend beyond the seam of the walkway onto the driveway.
April 21, 2015
Walkway, front, tile from the driveway to the front door.
- The owner shall provide a photograph of the area to be tiled.
- The tile size can be 6x6, 8x8 or 12x12, ivory or champagne.
The grout shall match the tile and designs are not allowed.
- A non slip surface with a transition leading edge that meets code.
- Tile shall not extend beyond the seam of the walkway onto the driveway.
- Tile shall expose railing flanges and access to them.
April 21, 2015
Water softener.
- The Water Softener must be installed on the back side of the unit.
- The 120 Volt feed shall require a waterproof box with a GFI receptacle installed by a licensed electrician.
- If the system is 12 or 24 Volt , the cord may be buried and plugged into an outlet in the interior of the unit, through a small hole in the window frame then sealed.
- The back flushing of the system that does contain salt could damage plants, etc. These plants shall be replaced at the owners expense.
- The softener shall have a bypass system to allow normal water flow to the unit should the softener need service.
April 21, 2015
Window replacement, existing
- The owner shall provide a photograph of the window being replaced.
- The replacement window shall have a white aluminum or vinyl frame and fit the existing opening.
- The replacement window shall be impact resistant and thermo pane to meet Florida building code.
- The replacement window shall have the same number of glass lights for the upper and lower sashes as the existing window.
- The replacement window shall be installed to meet the Florida Building Code Chapter 16 for existing buildings.
- This alteration request for windows is not to be applied to a Lanai or an included Florida Room. The owner will be required to apply to Buildings and Grounds with the design.
April 21, 2015


Association address

Brandywine Condominium Association
1398 S. Brandywine Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Phone: 239-481-2326
Fax: 239-481-0744