Carports for Sydney Homes
Our team helps you design and build a carport that complies with local council regulations. You don’t have to worry about the specifications because we’ll take care of everything for you. All you need to think about is the design you want for your carport.
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Popular Carport Types for Sydney Homes
We have a range of carport styles that you can choose from. We also customise carports based on your requirements. Text us or call (02) 8005 5703!
An attached carport is attached to your home’s current structure which provides increased stability, durability and convenience.
An attached carport is quite the space-saver with no unnecessary wasted space between your home and the structure.
If you have a bigger space in front of your house, you may want to install a free-standing structure to house your car. It is more flexible because it can also serve as an outdoor gathering place when your car is not parked.
If durability and strength are what you are looking for, then you should go with a steel carport. This type of carport may not be the cheapest carport solution for your front yard, but it sure can provide protective covering for your car and belongings for a long period of time. Steel carport designs include cantilever carport, skillion or sloping style, and dome-shaped carport.
Looking for a simple but practical addition to your home? A flat roof carport is easy to install, won’t hurt your pockets, and only needs minor maintenance.
This design can be customised to include a slight slope and can be designed as attached or free-standing.
A gable roof carport features a roof with two sloping sides that meet at the top, forming a point.
The gable roof type of carport is ideal for structures that need stability. The two sloping edges that form a ridge can also complement the look of your house front.
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NSW Regulations for Building a Carport Attached to a House
Can I Build a Carport in Front of My House?
This is one of the questions that plague homeowners in Australia, especially those with limited backyard space. Carports can be a great addition to any residential property, regardless of the location. They can either be attached to the house or as a separate structure in the outdoor space.
Carports come in various designs, built using different materials with different aesthetic appeal. But the question is, is building a carport attached to house allowed in Sydney? If so, what are the regulations you need to abide and what dimensions are allowed?
Carport Australia is the number one authority when it comes to carports in Sydney. We can help you design and build a carport in front of your house that complies with local council regulations. You don’t have to worry about the specifications because we’ll take care of everything for you. All you need to think about is the design you want for your carport.
Local Council Sydney Regulations
A carport is defined as a structure mainly used for housing a vehicle that is open on at least two sides and one third of the carport’s total perimeter. According to the Building Code of Australia (BCA), a carport is classified as a Class 10a Building. If you’re planning to build a carport in front of house, there are some considerations you have to make to ensure that your structure is compliant.
In NSW, homeowners are only allowed one carport for every residential dwelling on the site. But if your property is less than 8 metres wide and there is no vehicle access from a secondary road, you cannot build a carport in your area. Carports in NSW generally don’t need a building permit, except for properties that are on a foreshore or on a heritage or draft heritage item.
So what are the regulations for carports built in front of a residential building?
First, you need to make sure that the carport is at least one metre behind the property boundary facing a public road. If your home is located on a standard residential building block on a regular suburban street, then your home will be set back 6 metres from your front boundary. This means that you are not allowed to build a carport or any structure within this 6 metre area.
If your house is built in bushfire prone land, you have to use non-combustible materials if the carport is within 5 metres of another structure. Aside from these regulations, other considerations for building a carport attached to house include the size of the carport, the look you want to achieve, and the materials used.
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