Sunshine Coast Council Rules for Shed Building
Dealing with the Sunshine Coast Local Council can be a daunting task for the uninformed. At Superior Garages and Industrials (SGI), we are the shed building experts and are completely practiced with the rules implemented by Sunshine Coast Council and Queensland Building and Construction Commission.
According to the Sunshine Coast Council’s website regarding sheds, if your shed meets the following conditions, then it does not require prior council approval. The following sheds don’t require prior approval:
- sheds no larger than 10m² in the area after building work is completed (e.g. 3.1m x 3.2m)
- no more than 2.4m high
- a mean height of no more than 2.1m
- no longer than 5m along any side
That can be restrictive if you are considering building a commercial steel shed on the Sunshine Coast
Carports and garages fall under Class 10a buildings and require approval as well. But the red tape doesn’t stop there – if you are building any sort of commercial shed or even a large man shed, you will also need approval from the QBCC. However, this is mostly an issue if you desire plumbing in your shed.
If you are still trying to work out where your shed, shed home, or commercial steel shed falls in the classification of buildings and structures, we have provided a table below briefing the Building Code of Australia 1996.
Classes of Buildings
Council Rules for Building Sheds on the Sunshine Coast
If you are interested in building a shed home on the Sunshine Coast or within the southeast Queensland region, please contact us. You can also visit our pages below for further information on shed homes and the custom shed home design process we go through with you to create your dream steel shed home.
If you need help with complying with the Sunshine Coast Councils’ rules and regulations, please get in touch with us.