Decks and balconies

If you want to build a deck or a balcony you will need to apply for a building permit.

Many accidents happen every year due to illegally built decks and balconies, or decks and balconies that have not been regularly inspected and maintained.

It is essential that you ensure your deck or balcony is:

  • built accordance with the building permit issued for the works
  • inspected regularly to look for wet rot, termites and other signs that could result in it collapse.

If you are unsure what to look for, you can arrange an inspection by a qualified building practitioner to ensure your structure is safe.

For more information about maintaining your deck and balcony, see What you need to know about the maintenance of balconies