Carports, patios and verandahs


Carport (Building Class 10a): A Carport is a roofed, open structure either freestanding or attached to a dwelling, without a garage door, unless that door meets visual permeability.

Gazebo (Building Class 10a): A Gazebo is a free standing frame, covered outdoor structure, usually with partly or wholly screened walls.


Patio / Verandah (Building Class 10a): A Patio / Verandah is an open framed structure attached to the outside of a dwelling with a solid roof.

Pergola (Building Class 10b): A Pergola is an open structure that does not have a roof but may be covered with an open weave permeable material such as shade cloth. A Pergola with a solid roof is a Patio. 

Shade Sail (Building Class 10b): A Shade Sail is a piece of fabric (which may be water permeable or impermeable) fixed to posts or other structures but not a dividing fence. A water permeable shade sail is considered to be a Pergola while a water impermeable shade is considered a Patio.

BA2 Application

Fact-Sheet-Carport-Patio-Shed-or-Water-tank-Uncertified-Class-10a(PDF, 104KB)