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How Building Permits and Planning Permits Differ
Building permits and planning permits are sometimes easily confused by people when building a shed. However you should be aware of the differences between these documents when going through with the construction of any type of building
The purpose of a planning permit is to give permission for the proposed development occurring on your land. A planning permit is not always required, however you should find out whether you do need one by contacting your local council’s Town Planning Office. If you do require a planning permit it must be obtained before a building permit can be issued, although both applications can be made at the same time.
A building permit, on the other hand, makes sure the building is a safe construction and in line with the Building Regulations 2017 Interim and the Building Code of Australia and Building Act 1993. Building permits can be obtained from a registered builder. Central Steel Build are registered builders, and are able to sort any client’s building permit. Any building permit issued is required to be consistent with the requirements of the planning permit.
5 Shed-Like Homes to Inspire You
- 1. North Carolina Residence.
This stunningly simple home almost looks like an extended shipping container or carport. Resting on large concrete bricks in the forests of North Carolina, the simplicity of the building lends it grace & majesty. The large windows maximise the natural lighting, relying on the dense forest for privacy.
2. 2. London Garden Shed Studio.
This incredible & tiny space was converted from an old garden shed in London. To compensate for the lack of space, a bed is hidden beneath the floor boards. The space is used as an art and living space.
3. 3. Wyoming Barn.
This barn looks old and unassuming – in fact, it’s a recent build made from reclaimed wood. The modest external hides a very luxurious and detailed internal. It also makes fantastic use of its height with a large window onto an expansive panorama of the mountains.
4. 4. 9 Steps.
This beautiful building is tucked away at Mt Buffalo. (We’re biased because we helped build it. More on that here.) This simple structure is, in many ways, a shed. Made from steel with a straightforward layout, the building fits in wonderfully with its surrounds.
The place can be rented for those looking to try out the tree-change lifestyle.
5. 5. The Double Shed, Chile.
This interesting home is comprised of two large shed-like buildings linked by barn-style doors. It’s unique & memorable.
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