Can You Build On The Boundary?
I have previously talked about Setbacks but with certain limitations it is possible to build on the boundary.Generally rules about building on a boundary apply to all buildings constructed on or within 150mm of a side boundary.
Walls of a building including carports can be constructed to the side or rear boundary of a block provided:
- The maximum length of wall on a shared allotment boundary, with an adjoining property, must not exceed 10m plus 25% of the remaining length of the shared boundary.
- The maximum average height of a wall or carport on or within 150mm to a side or rear boundary must not exceed 3.0m and the maximum height must not exceed 3.6m.
NB If the neighbouring block has a wall on the boundary that exceeds these dimensions then your wall can be constructed to the same height and width of the wall it will abuts.
As rules vary for different council areas check your councils website so you are sure of what rules apply to your block.
For more information about where you can build on your block see see Building Envelope.