Essential Information

Constructing a Steel Structure (shed, carport, patio, deck or fence) is considered Building Works under the Building Act 1975.

It is essential that you understand your obligations, or engage a Licensed Builder to manage this process for you to ensure you do not break the law or incur unexpected costs.

Unfortunately, there is no requirement in Queensland for the company or person selling you a steel building to make sure you are aware of your responsibilities, or to make sure the structure they sell you complies with any of the legal requirements – unless you are dealing with a Licensed Builder it is up to you.

The following information is an overview of most items that need to be considered before you proceed with any part of your project.