Pergolas, Sheds, Verandahs and Carports

A building permit is normally required if you want to build a pergola, verandah, shed or a carport on your property.

Carports and garages

A building permit is required to construct a garage or a carport if it is attached to another building or has a floor area greater than 10m2  (i.e  3 x 3.3, 4 x 2.5).

Pergolas

A pergola is an unroofed open structure that is typically attached to a house.

A building permit is required if the pergola is

  • Greater than 20m2 in area

  • Further forward than 2.5m from the front wall of a building

  • More than 3.6m high.

Sheds

A building permit is required to construct a shed if it is:

  • More than 10m2  and more than 3 metres high (or 2.4 metres if located within 1 metre of a boundary)

Verandahs

A building permit is required to construct a verandah of any kind.

Note: You will need to contact a Building Surveyor to discuss your proposed project and ask what documentation is required for a building permit. The local phone book can be of assistance in finding a building surveyor.

 

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