Jul 21, 2019 12:29 am
I’m thinking to convert top part of our porch into a balcony.
We have window there. so if we remove this window and remove bricks under that window and replace it with a slider door.
It’ll be 2.5m wide and 1.5m deep balcony.
Glass or wrought iron balustrade around.
Current floor is Colorbond.
This will be removed back to original and then may be a yellow tongue sheet floor will cover timber joist.
Tiling to go over yellow tongue.
What do you guys think? What kind of risks involved? Do I need a permit from local council? I’m thinking total cost around $5-$6k. What you think, budgeting too low or kind of achievable for such scale project? Thanks
Re: Convert Porch top into balcony2
Jul 21, 2019 7:08 am
What’s the view out there of? Which direction does it face?
I’d think it a complete waste of money unless it’s on the North side and the view is of water/parkland/etc. and even then, does anyone even use these tiny balconies because I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone on one? And it’s actually hilarious when you see them on the South or West side of houses in Victoria, and doubly so when they face into the street so your magnificent view is of your neighbours garage and the street.
Anyway I think the money would be better spent on your outdoor living area or even an overseas holiday, but yeah you’ll need a permit, and waterproofing will be the top priority along with a drain and connection to stormwater (which should be easy as the current roof would be connected).
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