Who Organises the Permit When Building a Patio?

Gable patio with wooden infillThere are many tasks involved when building a patio. Initially you will have to choose the location, size, colour and design. Before installation can begin the removal of trees and earthworks may also need to occur. A common question asked is who is responsible for organising any necessary building permits. For expert advice when building a patio and to ensure no stone is left unturned entrust the services of the South West patio professionals, CPR Outdoor Centre.

Jock and the CPR Outdoor Centre team have decades of industry knowledge when it comes to required permits and restrictions including:

  • Style of the Patio
  • Size of the Patio
  • Expected Timeframes

Style of the Patio

Patio design by CPR Outdoor CentreWhen building a patio, you have the choice of it being freestanding or attached to your existing dwelling. A patio can be open at all sides or enclosed at one, two or three sides. When it comes to height, there are restrictions regarding the allowed height of posts and your patio’s roof. Most patios have either a flat or gable roof and if you want maximum roof height the gable roof is recommended.

Size of the Patio

The Western Australia Building Regulations 2012 state that construction, erection, assembly or placement of a free-standing patio with a floor area of 10 metre squared or less and an overall height of no more than 2.4 metres doesn’t require a Building Permit. This is general information therefore it is imperative to check with your council or CPR Outdoor Centre for confirmation. If you live in a residential zone or on a corner block, boundary limits must also be considered.

Expected Timeframes

The Building Act sets councils a timeframe in which requests for a building permit must be assessed. Generally, the timeframe for approval is 25 business days from lodgement date with your local council. If further information is required, homeowners are given an extra 21 calender days to lodge this additional information. Generally, a building permit for a patio will expire after 2 years from the date of issue, however extensions may be available if extra time is needed for completion.

CPR Outdoor Centre are your South West patio professionals

Dome patio by CPRServicing Bunbury, Busselton and the South West,
CPR Outdoor Centre
are ready to help you build the patio of your dreams. The experienced team can help with all aspects from planning to installation to after sales service. The team at CPR Outdoor Centre pride themselves on providing excellent customer service in a friendly and professional manner.

We offer expert and up to date advice on local council permit requirements. Drop in and visit our show room at 67 Halifax Drive, Bunbury
or phone us in Bunbury on 9726 2311 or Busselton on 9754 2657.

* This is general information please check with your council or CPR Outdoor Centre.