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Planning your new home`s design, renovating or extending your house is not just challenging, but also brings up a lot of questions about regulations, permits, town planning. The purpose of our Ask the Designer page is to give you lots of valuable information so you can get prepared. Have a browse through our topics and see if somebody has already asked something similar. Or to save time, type your question topic in the Search box and see what you find. If you can`t find the answer for you question, click on the orange Ask your question here button. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.


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What is minimum setback for new carport to front and side boundary?

Depending on the type of roof you use, you can build up to the boundary so long as there is no gutter hanging over the boundary and that the sides of the carport are left open (batten screenings are an exception). However if you have a gutter running in line with the front boundary it is recommended that you provide at least 200mm clearance to ensure that the council will approve your carport.

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