8. Shelters, shades and carports
This section includes building work for carports, shade sails and ground floor awnings, along with the construction or removal of tents, marquees and similar lightweight structures in private or public areas.
The table below shows the exemptions included in this section and the professional you will need to hire.
|Description*||Is an authorised professional legally required?||Who can provide professional advice?|
|8.1||Carports not exceeding 20 sqm in floor area||No||Licensed Building Practitioner or Chartered Professional Engineer|
|8.2||Carports between 20 and 40 sqm in floor area – Chartered Professional Engineer||Yes||Chartered Professional Engineer|
|8.3||Carports between 20 and 40 sqm in floor area – Licensed Building Practitioner||Yes||Licensed Building Practitioner|
|8.4||Shade sails||No||Licensed Building Practitioner|
|8.5||Tents, marquees, and similar lightweight structures||No||Product supplier|
|8.6||Ground floor awnings up to 20 sqm||No||Licensed Building Practitioner or Chartered Professional Engineer|
|8.7||Ground floor awnings between 20 and 30 sqm in size - Chartered Professional Engineer||Yes||Chartered Professional Engineer|
|8.8||Ground floor awnings between 20 and 30 sqm in size – Licensed Building Practitioner||Yes||Licensed Building Practitioner|
*Owners must look at the relevant section of guidance to identify under which detailed conditions the building work qualifies for the exemption.