While the construction of a backyard deck is well within the skills of many home owners, knowing the ins and outs can help you avoid costly and time consuming mistakes. Here's our top questions to ask before building a deck from the team at Cap-it-all Building Building Inspections Perth.
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Questions to Ask Before Building a Deck
Consider these things first, before building the deck of your dreams.
While the construction of a backyard deck is well within the skills of many home owners, knowing the ins and outs can help you avoid costly and time consuming mistakes. You'll want to carefully examine your options in:
Before you set out building the deck of your dreams, here are the things you should be considering from the team at Cap-it-all Building Inspections Perth.
If local building codes and conditions allow, attaching a deck to, or positioning it next to your home, or main structure is ideal. This allows the deck to be accessed from inside, making the transport of furniture, food, and other items simple and convenient.
Building codes are primarily concerned with safety, but in some cases may also address the aesthetics of your structure. You'll need to check with appropriate government offices in your area to find out if permits are required and any specific regulations there may be. All decks and balconies built in Australia must comply with the National Construction Code (NCC), which provides the current requirements for new building work throughout Australia.
Here are some general guidelines:
Your local codes may require specific materials, but in general, this is left up to the owner.