Pros and Cons of Modular Deck against natural timber

Natural Timber

Cons

Weathering and warping in extreme weather

Needs maintenance – regular sealing for optimum appearance

Harder to install

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9m wide Gable Carport

Frame built using Firmlok Lysaght Colorbond purlins

Plus

Can get large spans without busy framework

Light weight

Suitable for high wind area

Low Maintenance

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Planning Permit for veranda/deck or carport.

Need for a planning permit

There are various triggers for a Planning Permit. Triggers can be planning overlays, size of allotment, existing planning permit from subdivision, etc. Then again a veranda may be exempt from planning permit under these triggers. In my experience verandas with a height of more than 3 m are not exempt, so will need a planning permit. The next step is to establish if a new application is required or an amendment to a current permit is needed. I have not been able to get an answer from Port Phillip Council over the phone so I intend to pay them a visit today to establish the same.

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