Check the distance of the wall from other structures
A wall that supports excavation must be more than 400mm away from other structures and buildings.
Is the wall more than 400mm away from other structures?
- If yes, you do not need a Building Permit. As long as there are no planning restrictions you can proceed to construct the wall. You can now exit this guide.
- If no, you need to consult a registered building surveyor for advice:
- If the surveyor advises that the wall is too close to other structures, apply for a Building Permit.
- If the surveyor advises that the distance is adequate, and there are no planning restrictions, you may exit the guide and proceed with construction.