Before you hit up one of the many local decking suppliers in Melbourne in order to begin building your deck, believe it or not, you are actually required by law to obtain permission from your local council to build a deck on your property. Yes, it sounds crazy, i know.
Even though you may be equipped with the expertise and the right tools to create a safe deck, the council has their own planning restrictions which they see as good enough reason to require you to submit plans to them for approval.
Before you build a deck, there are a few things you will need to do.
Design your deck
Begin by creating a plan for your deck. If you are unsure which direction to take with it, the team at Australian Treated Pine will happily assist you in creating the ideal deck for your yard.
Get in touch with a draftsman
Now that you have a concept for your deck, find a quality draftsman who can draw up a proper plan that is ready for council approval.
Submit the plans
Now submit your finished plan. These days you will need to send your plans to a private certifier. The council no longer directly handles this responsibility.
Once you have received approval for the deck, get in touch with us at Australian Treated Pine again, in order to procure the correct supplies. If you need help at any other step along the way, we will surely be happy to assist.