If you are looking to build a small garden shed, we’re not for you. However, if you do have a shed that is large and is likely you will need approval, please book in for your consult.
If you’re looking If you’re feeling overwhelmed or drowning in endless paperwork and compliance, you’re not alone. The planning system is complex and can be frustrating for homeowners.
Putting together an application for a shed can be extremely hard and tiring and dealing with council can be a nightmare, not to mention the whole process can be very expensive in both time and money. Plus, we’re pretty sure, you have better things to do… That’s where we fit in!
It’s what we do, all day, every day. With a team of 10+ highly knowledgeable and experienced town planners, property consultants, registered architect and draftsman we’re pretty good at what we do
Exempt or complying development – You may be able to build a shed without having to lodge a DA with council as exempt development. But the site and location provisions which control whether or not a DA is required are particularly onerous, and you may find that you need assistance in interpretation of the numerous provisions controlling exempt development. Or alternatively, could the shed be approved under a quicker complying development certificate process with set conditions?
Building materials and colours –You have looked on the website and found that most sheds these days are prefabricated by shed companies specialising in the design and construction of sheds.These sheds are made from metal such as colourbond. But your site is located in a Heritage Conservation Area, and council has strict rules regarding the types of materials that can be used for new development within a Heritage Conservation Area. How will you meet the council requirements, when council’s only what timber construction and heritage features and you want your cost effective colourbond shed?
Location – The only area where you could place your shed happens to be located over a council drain or easement, or with a closer setback than council requires. The survey and stormwater report you provided to council with your DA for the new shed did not pick this up. Council wants to refuse your DA. How do you address these issues and get the DA back on track to enable a positive determination from council?
Habitable building – Granny wants to come and live with you, and you have a brilliant idea about converting your existing shed into a granny flat. Will the council let you do this? What are the rules and regulations in the Building Code of Australia regarding the minimum requirements for developing a habitable building? What will the neighbours think about this? Are there monetary contributions that apply?
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your large shed is not an easy journey. It’s one that needs the best experience the industry has to offer. That’s why we’re here to help… We’d love to make your council approval journey for a large shed simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on over 100 large shed projects and have dedicated town planners and designers that specialise in this type of development application.
You can glean from the wisdom we’ve gained from all of our past projects. 25 years of being in the industry and our 50 consecutive years of experience has taught us a few things.
Ready to get started? Book in for your Free 30 minute consultation.