411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Why waterproofing can be one of the best investments for your home

Your home is your most valuable asset. It’s important to protect your most valuable asset at all costs. Waterproofing is one of those...

on Apr 16, 2021

5 Reasons To Choose Artificial Grass For Your Garden

Transforming your garden is an exciting time. There are so many things to consider and so many different things you can do in order to change a...

on Apr 12, 2021

What to Know When Choosing an Air Conditioner

You cannot blame yourself when you are currently shopping for a new aircon that you would be able to use for your home. You would want to use an...

on Apr 7, 2021

The Best Flowers for Great Curb Appeal

Right now is planting season and the beginning of yard work season. One of the biggest factors in quick and successful home sales is curb appeal....

on Apr 5, 2021

5 Signs for Homeowners to Repair vs Replace Their Roof

As a homeowner, you might have noticed some changes in your roof. And you need to figure out whether it means a roof repair or you have to change...

on Apr 5, 2021

How Large can I Build a Structure in my Backyard?

by Guest on Mar 16, 2017

Even though it may seem like a basic and straightforward question, this isn't as simple as it seems.

If you are asking how big you can build without having to worry about permits and paperwork, that is a different issue than having an absolute legal size limit. So whether you are building a structure from scratch, or tackling a renovation job that requires more sophisticated services like concrete scanning, you should know your size limits before you begin.

Without a Permit

For building a structure without a permit, you'll want to check with your local regulations as it can vary by region and county. A good rule of thumb is that any shed that is not attached to the main home can be 120 sq ft or smaller without any required permits. Some areas require permits based on different sizes (sometimes taking height into account), or you may require a permit no matter how small your shed is.

This applies to the usual small buildings (i.e sheds) but it may be a different situation for decks, pools, or other structures.

With a Permit

Now you can get creative and build to nearly any size you want, with a few limits of course. For example, a large 2-story garage is certainly a possibility and it's unlikely you'd want to be building anything larger than that. Again, talk to the council people to find out the regulations for big projects. They may or may not need structural drawings before any permits are issued, which may need you to hire on an architect of some kind to produce the right documents.

When it comes to large buildings, there are more things to consider than just the size. The location of your new construction, concerning your existing house as well as where it is located in references to boundaries and waterways on your property. Are you planning on adding electrical service to the building, or even plumbing? If you are going to include several utilities, you may run into trouble if someone was to decide your new fancy garage is a living space. When your property is zoned for a single residential dwelling, then you run into problems. Again, talk to the council office. They should be able to provide you with the details.

Creative Ideas

So you want to do something creative in your yard but can't think of any good ideas? Well, you can certainly do more than just a plain garden shed. For your next backyard upgrade, you might want to consider these projects:

  • A deck or raised patio area
  • A new decorative flower bed
  • A fountain or water feature
  • An outside studio (like a shed, but larger with utilities)
  • A climbing play structure if you have kids in the family

When you decide to tackle a new big project, just remember that there is more to consider than just "how big". Rules will also be different for a deck than they are for a shed or a pool.

Author

Guest

Guest

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Fabulous Features of an Electric Range

 When looking for the perfect electric range to fit your needs, you may want to check out some of the fabulous features available and then choose...

Appliance / Repair

3 Easy Bathroom Murals

When you need a new look for your bathroom, there are many different styles and looks available. Traditional bathroom decor is now joined with...

Interior Design / Decor

What Dust Is Made of and How it Affects Your Health

Many of these particles are carried in the air we breathe. The larger particles settle out on walls and furniture in our living environment. The...

Cleaning / Maintenance

Choosing The Best Kitchen Radiator

Heating your kitchen is often the last thing on your mind when it comes to choosing radiators or heated towel rails for your home. Most kitchens...

HVAC / Air Conditioning

What Roofing Material is Right for Me?

This is a tough question to answer as there are many factors involved in choosing a material. The style of the roof or pitch of the roof is very...

Roofing / Gutters

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2021