Last updated: 4th Oct 2018
Carports are great alternatives to garages. However, if you’re planning to build one on your property, you should save up. Sometimes carport construction can be a really pricey project.
Peter paid $2,800 to have a carport built on his property in Victoria.
Factors that affect the cost of building a carport
One of the things that you should think about is whether to get a carport kit or have one custom built. Although relatively inexpensive, carport kits can be limiting — there are only a few colours and styles available. The price of kits ranges from around $1,000 to $5,000 (kit only).
Building a custom carport, on the other hand, will give you more freedom. However, it will be pricier at around $6,000 and above.
Of course, the size plays a big role too. Single carports definitely cost less than double carports. The cost of site preparation is also relatively more affordable for carport areas that are not that big.
This will depend on what you currently have. If there’s already a paved, level ground for your carport, then good on you. You won’t need to hire a business to even out the area and install concrete slabs or other materials, which could add a hefty amount to the overall project cost.
In most states, you will need the approval of the local council before you can build a carport. This means that if the state where you live requires permission, then there are fees you need to settle. To know whether or not you need authorisation, it’s best to check with your local council.
Should you get professional help?
Many people try to DIY carport installation but later find that help is definitely needed for this type of task. Even kits can be quite difficult to put together and take up so much time to be completed.
For convenience, safety, and value for your money, opt to hire a fully licensed and insured tradesman for the job. Only they know how to go about the task with efficiency to produce a safe and superb work as they have the skill, experience, and knowledge. Moreover, they can take care of getting council approval on your behalf.
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Pricing information correct as at August 2016
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