A small garden shed for a house can be built without a building approval. Check the list below before you build:
If you answered yes to any of the above, your shed may still be able to be built but will need a building approval.
Yes, all sheds other than a small garden shed will need a building approval. Building approvals can be obtained by contacting a private certifier. Please see the private building certifier page for further information.
Where setback requirements can not be met, a setback approval may be required. This process is often dealt with as part of the building approval by a building certifier.
An amenity and aesthetic approval may be needed from us where the shed is large or tall for the block size.
Full details can be found in our Amenity and aesthetics policy.
This process can also be dealt with as part of the building approval by a building certifier.
A building designer, architect or building certifier may be also able to assist in the design and approval process.