A patio roof or awning is a fantastic addition to your outdoor living space, providing protection from the elements and increasing the usable space for you and your loved ones. But, before you start building your dream patio roof, there’s an important step you can’t miss – obtaining an approved plan. In this article, we’ll explain why it’s essential to have a plan and how it can benefit you in the long run.

Why You Need a Plan for Your Patio Roof/Awning:

  1. Stay Legal
    According to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, if you’re planning any building work at your home or workplace, you’re required to obtain approval from the City of Cape Town for your building plans. To avoid any legal complications, make sure to read the BUILDING PLAN PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION pamphlet before starting your project.
  2. Be Prepared
    Having a plan for your patio roof/awning will save you time, money, and frustration. Without a plan, you risk having to halt work or incurring additional costs if your awning isn’t up to code. A plan also reassures your neighbours and homeowner’s association, ensuring that your awning is in compliance with local guidelines.
  3. Building Codes
    Before you start installing your patio roof/awning, it’s important to know the required building codes and regulations. This will ensure that your structure is safe, stable, and up to code. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our architect partners for assistance.

How to Secure a Plan for Your Patio Roof/Awning:

At Lifestyle Awning Solutions, we work with you and your architect to supply all the relevant information for your plan approval. Our partners are knowledgeable in our products and can assist you in drawing up the plans and getting them approved by the council for a reasonable fee.

Building a patio roof or awning is an exciting project that can add aesthetic value to your property and provide a comfortable outdoor living space. By obtaining an approved plan, you can avoid legal complications, save time and money, and ensure that your structure is safe and up to code. Trust Lifestyle Awning Solutions for high-quality, innovative designs and ethical, up-front information.