Do You Need Planning Permission for Louvre Awnings?

25 August 2023
Daniel Brits

Louvre awnings offer various benefits, making them the ideal choice for extending outdoor entertainment areas and providing shade and sun filtration. However, due diligence is necessary to ensure you adhere to the appropriate regulations and obtain permission before installation. Always consult with your local authorities or relevant Body Corporates for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the requirements for louvre awnings in your area.

The rules and regulations regarding louvre awnings can vary, depending on the local council and body corporate guidelines. In many cases, louvre awnings are regarded as awning structures – they may not require planning permission if specified criteria are met and complies with local building regulations. However, it is essential to liaise with your local council or Body Corporate, where necessary, to ensure compliance.

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If planning permission is necessary, you may need to submit plans and obtain approval before installing the louvre awnings. In such cases, contact Awning Warehouse for help. As professional awning service providers, Awning Warehouse can help you with the planning and approval process.

Louvre awnings fall into the category of an awning structure. The framework is attached to the building, with the ‘structure’ resting on mounted poles. Louvre awnings provide shade and protection from the elements, especially windows, doors, or outdoor spaces like patios and decks. The adjustable aluminium louvres can be opened or closed to control the amount of sunlight and airflow entering the covered area. An increasing number of residential and commercial property owners are opting for louvre awnings to extend outdoor entertainment areas.

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