Patio Building Permits
A Building Permit must be obtained before any building works are commenced on-site. Luckily we take care of this for you and try to make it as smooth and fast as possible.
Once we have received your Site Plan and have obtained all home owners signatures on relevant forms, our Shire Approval Officer will prepare your application and submit it to the your local Council along with Engineered Specifications. We also obtain approval from the Water Corporation.
The general time frame is approximately 5 weeks for your local Council to approve a Building Permit. This can vary depending on a number of influencing factors and can be out of our control.
Once our office receives a Builders Copy of the approved Permit, we will phone you and update you on the next process and let you know an installation week which is approximately 6 weeks after approval. Our friendly staff with phone you and to confirm an installation date 3 weeks prior to starting any work and advise delivery details.
Please note the entire process from sign up to completion of your patio or carport installation can take at least 12 weeks
It is important to have Water Corporations approval prior to doing any site-work around your property. We will arrange this during Shire Approval and will take approximately 5 working days.
Water Corp will check to ensure that your water, wastewater and drainage services are protected and can be easily accessed for maintenance and emergencies.
One Stop Patio Shop will also take care of any Planning Approval. Planning Approval is required when a patio and house wall constant length exceeds 9m and the setback is less than 1.5m to the side or rear boundary. With Neighbours Consent, most shires allow you to build up to 500mm to the neighbouring boundary. Regulations vary between Council’s.
Planning is also required if your property is Strata Titled. You will need to obtain a letter from the Strata Company giving approval for the proposed patio.
Skillion flat, dome, or gable patios up to 9m in length and have a setbacks less than 1.5 may only require a R Code Variation form submitted with the Building Permit Application, along with Neighbours Consent.
Your local Council is allowed 60 days to approve a Planning Application. This can vary depending on a number of influencing factors and can be out of our control. Once we receive Planning Approval, our friendly staff will update you with an SMS, and the next process for us is to submit a Building Permit Application.
*Your Council may require a specific Planning Form. These will be available on their website
Patios up to 9m in length and have a setbacks less than 1.5 may only require a R Code Variation form submitted with the Building Permit Application, along with Neighbours Consent.
Neighbours Patio Consent Form
A patio can be built up to 500mm to the neighbouring boundary line with their consent. You may be able to have the posts situated on the boundary, but the patio roof needs to be setback. Regulations vary between council’s.
Council requires all owners affected to sign a consent form and some Council’s even require a Site Plan and Elevation Drawing to be sighted and signed by your neighbours.
If you do not know who the owners are or are not on speaking terms, there are a couple of other options but please be aware this can make the Shire Approval process longer.
• We can request your local Council to post a generic letter which gives the neighbour 14 days to respond with their approval
• You can send a consent form via Registered Post and we will send a copy of the receipt to your Council with the application. The neighbour has 14 days to respond with their approval
Your neighbour won’t give you signed approval for the proposed patio? Don’t stress! The Council will generally still approve the application given it is within Council regulations