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A building permit IS required for the construction of ALL decks, irrespective of size.

This includes all decks that are attached to a building such as a house or swimming pool, but also includes detached (free standing) decks that form part of the amenity to the building.

Timber slats laid directly on a surface (such as concrete or soil) are generally not considered a deck because no supportive structure is in place.

There can be some complexity when defining what a deck is and therefore if a building permit is required.

If you are building something that could be considered a deck, you should seek advice from our Building and Planning Services team.

Contact us to speak with a member of our Building and Planning team.