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Do you need a permit for a small deck?

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Do you need a permit for a small deck?

Hi team 

if I'm looking at building a small decking 100mm high by 3.6x3.6 would i need a permit for this? it won't be connected to the house. 

thanks for your help on this. 


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Re: Decking

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @hixy52. It's great to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about decking requirements.

The best way to find out that information would be by contacting your local council. Regulations can differ quite dramatically depending on your state and the individual requirements of your specific council. Give them a quick call, and I trust they'll be able to provide advice.


Here's a helpful step-by-step guide: How to build a deck. Also, for some inspiration, check out our Top 10 most popular deck projects.

Please let me know if you have any questions.



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