Patios

Call us now

Patios

Over the years we have seen many situations arise regarding certain building issues or compliance. An example of this is patio extensions.

Most properties have one; the question is are they built correctly, and do they have approval?

Fully licensed and insured, you can rely on Insight Building Inspections to deliver a fair and honest analysis of residential property.

Ross’ insight into South East Queensland’s property landscape provides an added advantage with his keen eye quickly able to identify areas to further investigate. From the direction of the sun to the slope of the land and adjoining trees and properties, Ross begins taking mental notes before he even steps out of the car.

Why Choose Insight Building Inspections?

0 +
Years as a
Building Inspector
0 +
Properties
Inspected
0 +
Years in the
Building Industry
What is a patio?
If you see an external structure attached to a house with a roof that you use as an outdoor entertaining area that is most likely a patio. Do not confuse this with a pergola. A pergola is also a structure attached to a house, but it does not have a roof. Once it has a roof it is a patio.
Once you close in the patio walls it becomes an extension to the house.

Different structures have different rules applied. If the attached patio structure is under 10sqm it does not need a building permit. This is called self-assessable building work. However, it has to be built to the building code.

If the structure is bigger than 10sqm it requires building approval. I would estimate 50% of patios I inspect would not have building approval as they are not built to code.

Contact Us

When you’re looking to purchase a quality home, ensure you have a quality inspection performed. Book Insight Building Inspections for a thorough investigation and unbiased, detailed report.
0 +
Years as a
Building Inspector
0 +
Properties
Inspected
0 +
Years in the
Building Industry
Scroll to Top