Approval of Pergola Construction by Council Authorities

by Adam Mnguyen Ultimate lifestyle Sydney - Awnings

The project of getting a pergola built is full of good news and surprises and one good news that will probably satisfy you the most is that getting pergola construction done doesn’t need a council approval every time. But the condition involved is that before starting the process, you will have to research and find out whether such approvals are required in your area or not. This post has some very crucial information regarding availing outdoor pergola services and the approvals that you will have to run hither thither for.

When is Council Approval for a Pergola Probably Necessary?

According to the sellers of pergola enclosures, whether you need an approval from local civic authorities or not would entirely depend upon the size, structure and type of construction you are planning. Keeping this in mind, you might have to go for council approvals when you meet any of the following conditions.

•   If your pergola is going to take up more than 25 square metres or over 15% of the ground floor area of your home, in that case, the approval would become mandatory to achieve.

•   However, you need to keep in mind that in some areas, the limit is as little as 10sqm.

•   Secondly, you might also need council approvals when the pergola construction planned by you is going to have a wall enclosure higher than 1.4 metres.

•   Similarly, if the floor of the pergola is going to be 60cms above the ground or more, you will have to seek approvals from local civic authorities.

•   Remember that in some areas, the height of 1 metre or less is acceptable.

•   If the Outdoor pergola construction is going to be located less than 90 cms from the adjoining property, you will have to seek approval from local authorities.

•   In case, your property is located in a heritage conservation area; you will have to get council approval before any construction in the property.

Other conditions that will force you to go for council approval before pergola construction done – 

•   You live in a bushfire-prone area.

•   Your pergola is going to be attached to your home.

•   It is going to have a roof.

The above pointers are clear indicators that there are many conditions that you will have to keep in mind while getting outdoor pergolas Sydney built and one of them is council approval. This too varies a lot and in this regards, experts recommend that you will have to research about your local area rules and regulation. This will give you an exact idea of the conditions that you will have to match to get council approvals, if they are required in your local region. Once you know, you may be able to redesign your pergola and avoid the necessity for council approval or at least avoid the more costly DA (Development Approval) process.

The best step in this regards is to avail outdoor pergola services from a reputed company that will help you get the pergola built of your choice using the safest and the most durable raw material. The best feature of these contractors is that they will also help you match the conditions to get necessary approvals and using their sources, they will help in quick granting of permissions and approvals.

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