Re: EXTENDING A DECK2
Aug 24, 2006 10:08 pm
Surely your council can tell you if they need to approve something or not. I would imagine yes - for something that small you should be able to draw your own plans, providing you can specify the necessary details i.e timber sizes and spans etc.
Re: EXTENDING A DECK3
Aug 24, 2006 10:18 pm
Unfortunately Councils have no idea, they just tell you that it is not in the "permit not required" list.
When I rang up about whther or not I needed a permit, the moron asked "Well, Is it on the list not requiring a permit?". I Said no. I also said that it wasnt on the last that needed it either. This confused him.
I rang back later and got someone with a brain, who was very very helpful (yes in a council I know). If it isnt on the Permit exempt list, you will need one
He gave me tips to get around certain rules and catches, and told me what to pout in the permit. he also suggeted I check before I lodge it in case the rules change.
Re: EXTENDING A DECK4
Aug 24, 2006 10:23 pm
I finally rang a certifier who said that because it was not a class 10 building such as chook shed it would need a permit. Size did not matter neither did a roof.
We are not going ahead with it as the plans, certification & council fees will be more than the materials to build the deck.
Re: EXTENDING A DECK5
Aug 25, 2006 3:48 pm
A deck like that should NOT need a permit.
I think that rule is universal around Australia (maybe 600mm?...will check later!).
It is under 1m off ground
Roofed pergola over the top, probably yes but not for a deck.
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