Here at Find-a-builder we are the timber decking specialists who can create all sorts of decking solutions in your Brisbane home to increase your space and enhance your outdoor lifestyle. But before you can get your home fully decked out with a stunning new deck, there are some requirements to building a deck in Brisbane which we share in our latest post.
Some decks in Brisbane need planning approval while most others will not. Decks that are classified as ‘self assessable’ and do not require planning permission include those that are in council’s preferred locations which are:
• Low density residential zones
• Low-medium residential zones
• Medium density residential zones
• High residential zones
To find out the exact facts about your block of land visit the Brisbane City Council’s key property facts tool. This allows you to know if there are any zoning requirements or constraints for building with your property, or if your block of land is small lot (less than 450 square metres) which can affect the rules for building a deck.
Decking designs that don’t need building approval
• Decks that are no more than one metre above the ground
• No more than 10 square metres in size
• No more than 2.4 metres high with an average mean height of no more than 2.1 metres
• Not exceed 5 metres in length on any side
• Is complaint with safety as outline in the Queensland Development Code.
If your decking design does not meet these five requirements you will need to have the plans assessed by a building certifier. Find-a-builder can arrange this on your behalf or comply to government requirements to create a deck that is self assessable (does not require building or planning approval.) If you are looking to attach the deck to the rest of the home or cover it with a permanent roof there is more chance the plans will need to be approved by council.
The beauty of a deck and the associated benefits are something you are your family are sure to enjoy for years to come and a deck built by the our tradespeople will definitely add value to your home.
Wanting to know more about building a deck in Brisbane? As the decking specialists Find-a-builder can help you with everything needed for an end-to-end decking solution that takes everything including building permits and local planning laws into account. Call us today on 1300 166 101 to learn more about your options to deck out your home this summer!