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 according to the building permit that was issued for the works
  • inspected regularly to look for things such as wet rot, termites and other signs that could result in it collapsing. If you are unsure what to look for, you can arrange for 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