This is a question we are asked for every deck builder project
Most Australian homes have an outdoor area where to sit and relax and a well built and thoughtfully planned out deck, brings so many benefits to a home. It is an outdoor feature that adds a monetary value to the property and a lifestyle value for the residents.
Generally speaking, approvals or planning considerations need to be done for all building projects including decks
Permits are called Approvals and they fall into two categories – Planning and Building and your council looks after both of them
Are the legal process to getting Permission to make changes to your land or property
It relates to what your local council allows to happen with in its borders and EVERY council in Australia has different legislation as to what it allows.
For most properties in the Brisbane City council – A deck will not require Planning Approval from the council.
Be aware that there are different zoning and regulation guidelines all dependent upon your property's land size and where your property is situated.
Please see here for the Brisbane City Council's information page
For the Redlands City Council area there are less Planning considerations to be taken on board and you can see the information here
Involves the actual plan or design of the deck and a description of
These are then submitted to either a local certifier or to the local council.
If you do need a local certifier – We recommend the firm A1 Certifier.
See The Brisbane Council Page here for more info
It will come down to the size of the deck and the height they are off the ground
To avoid needing a building approval from the council – PLEASE NOTE that the rules can change
at anytime and we can help you step through this process.
The general guidelines are:
We are always on hand to give our customers the correct and current information as to what is required in their local council area for all permits and approvals and to ensure the work carried
out is always up to the current standards and passes all legislation.
We are licensed Brisbane deck builders so you can be assured you will have a quality deck built