Is A Building Permit Required for a Carport?

Gable Carport

If you have a vehicle, caravan or other possessions that require protection, consider investing in a carport. This will offer coverage from the elements similar to a garage and with the right design you may even be able to store items of gardening tools or some outdoor equipment for storage space.

Building Permits are required for constructions of a carport and a professional builder will be able to ensure that your carport meets the needs of the government guidelines and laws to avoid legal problems in the future. Abiding by the neighbouring rules also need to be taken into consideration as this could have issues before the construction has taken place.

What to Keep in Mind when Building a Carport?

  • Structure and Design
  • Building Regulations
  • Location

Structure and Design

Carport shed

Set yourself a plan for what the purpose of your carport is going to be used for. This will give you an idea of what size you will need too. If you are wanting to use this space for some storage space too this can add to the design. The pitch of the roof on the carport will illuminate leaves and twigs and other debris that may fall and settle on the roof giving easier cleaning for guttering.

Building Regulations

Whenever new structures are wanting to get built onto a home or on the property it is always best to find out what the building regulations are, and any permits required. This will ensure there is no disappoint on how the construction needs to take place.


Carport _ Connecting Shed and House

Looking at the space that you require for your carport or what items you would like to have stored will give you a good idea on how it will all work. Is the ground area flat or does it need to be levelled? Footings and drainage is another area that should be considered.

When you would like the construction of a Carport

The team at CPR Outdoor Centre have a range of choices to choose from and will keep you informed through each stage. Contact the office today at Bunbury 9726 2311 or Busselton 9754 2657.