HOW MUCH DOES A CARPORT KIT COST?
If you’re looking for a double carport kit, the cost can vary depending on various factors such as the roof style, size, type of material used, number of posts, and more. Generally, you can expect to budget around $5,000 to $6,000 for a double carport. For a single carport with a basic skillion roof, the cost is around $3,500. If you want something more advanced, like a hip roof or Dutch Gable carport, the cost for a double carport can range from $7,000 to $9,000.
What is the process to obtain council approval?
If you’re planning on constructing a carport on your property, it’s crucial to obtain approval from the council by submitting an application for a planning or building permit. The council will request various documents, which include council application forms that you can obtain from them, engineering and architectural plans that we can provide to you, a site plan that shows the size and position of the structure in relation to property boundaries and other buildings that you can order online or acquire from a local surveyor for around $250 – $500, Form 15 that we can provide to you, and a storm water runoff plan. Once you have all the necessary paperwork, you can submit your application through the building and planning department. It usually takes two to six weeks to receive approval.
What is included in my or carport kit?
At MSB, we provide a comprehensive order that contains all the required components to complete your project. The kit comprises of structural parts, fasteners, guttering, flashings, brackets, and various other small pieces to guarantee a thorough and complete kit.
WHAT SIZES ARE AVAILABLE?
Our Carports are available in various sizes, including single, double, triple, and 4-bay carports. Some kits are even larger and ideal for commercial use. Most people aim to cover a specific area, usually accommodating 1, 2, or 3 vehicles or more. It’s possible to design the carport roof to a specific size to cover the desired area. However, it’s important to note that a typical car space is three meters wide and six meters long. Therefore, a full car carport should be around 6 meters deep and 12 meters long. Keep this in mind when customizing your carport size.
Can I build my own carport?
If you’re a DIY owner builder in Hervey Bay, you can choose to build a carport or shed on your property. It’s important to know that you’ll need a builder’s license to do so. As an owner builder, you can obtain a license through the Queensland government’s proper channels. This involves a short course that usually takes about half a day and may cost a few hundred dollars. See this link for information on how to become an owner builder in QLD.
IS BUILDING A CARPORT KIT CHEAPER THAN HAVING IT BUILT BY A BUILDER?
Typically, a builder would charge between $15,000 to $30,000 for a custom ground-up carport build, depending on the materials used, size, and roof style. However, purchasing a pre-engineered DIY carport kit can save you a lot of money as it eliminates the design, drafting and engineering step in the process that a builder would charge for, which can be very expensive. If you plan to build the carport yourself, there are no installation costs, which will save you even more money. Alternatively, you can hire a licensed tradesperson to install the carport for you, giving you the flexibility to manage the project and obtain multiple quotes to ensure an economical build. Therefore, purchasing a pre designed and pre-engineered kit and either erecting it yourself or hiring a licensed tradesperson to install it for you can be a lot cheaper than having a builder construct it from the ground up.