Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions Asked About Our Building Services

Do you have a burning question about carports and having one installed at your home and business? If so go to or please read on to find the answers to commonly asked questions from our customers.

Do you have valid licenses to build in South East Queensland.

Yes, we have valid licenses to build in South East Queensland. These include: QBCC (Queensland Building and Construction Commission), HIA (Housing Industry Association) membership, and a Queensland Master Builders Association membership.

Are you insured in case something goes wrong?

Absolutely. Our company is insured with Public Liability Insurance and Home Warranty Insurance. Ensuring that our customers are protected in the event of any unforeseen circumstances during the carport building process.

How much experience do you have?

We have over 10 years of experience building carports in Brisbane and throughout South East Queensland.

What types of carports do you offer?

We offer various types of carports to cater to your needs. These include skillion (flat roof), gable, dutch gable, hip roof and custom designed carports.

What sizes of carport do you offer?

We offer single, double, multi-car and custom sizes of carport.

Can you customise my carport based on specific requirements, such as size, style, and material?

Yes! As a custom carport builder we specalise in custom designs. If you can think it, we can build it.

How long does it take to build and install a carport on my property?

It usually takes 1-2 weeks to build and install a carport on your property. The timeline for building and installation depends on factors such as size and complexity.

Do I need a permit to build a carport in Queensland?

Yes. To build a garage or carport on a property that already has an existing house, you will require separate building approval. This building approval is necessary in addition to any planning approval you may need for the construction. You can obtain this building approval for the garage or carport by consulting with a building certifier. We take care of all council approvals and paperwork.

What are the rules for carports in Qld?

The total height of the carport must not exceed 3.5 meters. A double carport cannot exceed 6 meters in width without eaves or 7.2 meters with eaves. A gutter on the front of a carport needs to be set back 150mm from the front property boundary. A carport is considered open if it has two or more open sides, and if the roof covering adjacent to that side is not less than 500mm from the structure.

How close to the boundary can I build a carport in Brisbane?

The gutter must be set back 150mm from the front property boundary. To get the latest information on boundary regulations please contact your local council or talk to your carport building company.

What is the maximum height for a carport in Brisbane?

The maximum height for a carport frontage is 3m from natural ground street level. Total height of the carport must not exceed 3.5 metres.

What kind of warranties do you offer?

We offer our standard sructural 6-year warranty on all carport projects. We also offer a manufacturers warranty of up to 15 years depending on which products you choose.

How durable are your carports against harsh weather conditions like intense sun, and heavy rain we get in Brisbane?

They are built to withstand all weather conditions. We use only trusted products that are made to last.

Can I add optional features such as lights, electrical outlets, storage spaces or solar panels?

Yes you can add optional features such as lighting, solar, power outlets, storage. Basically anything is possible. Please contact us for more details on this.

How much maintenance is required once we have our new carport?

The amount of maintenance needed will depend on the size and the materials used. But usually very minimal with occasional cleaning is required.

Do you offer aftercare maintenance or servicing for your carports?

Unfortunately we do nbot offer a maintenance service. But we can help you find a local company to assist you.

Can NO1 Carports Brisbane provide assistance with site preparation before installing?

Yes we can. We provide all foundation work including excavating, levelling ground and pouring concrete. Please contact us for further information about this service.

How much does it cost to build a carport?

The cost of building a carport varies depending on factors such as size, materials used, design complexity, and labor rates. On average, you can expect to spend between $3,000 to $10,000 for a standard single or double carport. Custom-designed and more elaborate styles can have higher costs. Please contact us to get a free quote.

Does the cost include a permit for constructing my carport?

Yesa ll quotes include council approvals.

What is the difference bewteen a freestanding and attached carport?

A freestanding carport is not connected or attached to any other structure. An attached style carport is physically connected to another building. This provide support from one end only rather than resting independently at both ends like a freestanding type does.

Do you offer financing options or payment plans for building a carport?

Yes, we do. We have easy pay finance plans that can be tailored to suit your budget. Our finance partners can provide you with an extremely attractive interest-free loan, subject to approval. For more details, please get in touch with us.

Do you provide free quotes?

Yes, we do. We will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote at a time convenient to you. Just call us to fix an appointment, and one of our friendly team will call round to measure up and quote for your project.

What areas do you service?

We supply and install carports in South East Queensland, including Brisbane CBD, Brisbane Northside, Brisbane Southside, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Northern NSW and the Sunshine Coast. To find out whether we cover your area please just give us a call. We’d love to hear from you.

Do you follow workplace health and safety guidelines?

The safety of every job and project is of paramount importance. We strictly follow safety procedures laid out by the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Board.

What materials are used in the construction of your carports? Can I choose the material?
Your answer can include information about different types of materials such as metal (steel or aluminum), wood, or polycarbonate roofing options and their respective advantages.

What materials are used in the construction of your carports? Can I choose the material?

We utilize top-quality metals like steel or aluminum, treated wood, and robust polycarbonate for roofing. Customers have flexibility in selecting their preferred material options.

How energy-efficient are your carport designs?

Our carport designs aim to maximize energy efficiency by using reflective materials and optimal design placement to reduce heat absorption.

Can I get references or testimonials from previous clients?

Certainly. We can provide you with a list of testimonials and contact information for past clients who have agreed to share their experiences.

How do environmental considerations factor into my carport design and construction?

We employ environmentally friendly materials wherever possible. Our designs take into consideration the reduction of environmental impact during construction.

Are there any hidden costs associated with building a new carport?

There are no hidden costs. Our quotes are comprehensive, transparent, and include all expected expenses for your project.

Will my new carport come with guttering systems to handle rainwater efficiently?

Yes, we incorporate effective guttering systems as part of our standard installation process unless specified otherwise by the client.

Do you use subcontractors for installation work, and are they licensed and insured too?

In instances where subcontractors are used, they are always fully licensed and insured in accordance with industry standards to maintain service quality.

What happens during adverse weather events. Does construction pause, and will there be delays I should plan for?

Weather conditions that present safety risks may cause us to temporarily halt construction. We strive to minimize delays and communicate effectively with clients regarding timelines.

Are there any ongoing obligations I need to meet after installation (warranties/regulations)?

All warranties provided require adherence to maintenance guidelines detailed within. Failure to follow these guidelines can result in warranty voidance. Please talk to us directly if you have any queries related to this topic.

How will a new carport affect my property taxes or insurance premiums?

Adding a carport could potentially affect your property value and therefore may impact taxes or insurance premiums. We recommend consulting with a tax assessor or an insurance agent for specific advice.

Can I enclose my carport later on to convert it into a garage? Would you assist with this conversion?

Yes. You can consider enclosing your carport later on, turning it into a garage. We can provide guidance and help facilitate this conversion process.

How do I prepare my site prior to installation. Do I need to cut down trees or remove landscape features?

We recommend clearing the area of obstructions such as trees and landscape features for optimal installation. Our team can advise you further during the initial site assessment.

What wind rating do your carports comply with, given Brisbane’s susceptibility to strong winds during storm seasons?

Our carports are designed and built in compliance with local regulations, including those that address wind ratings appropriate for Brisbane’s climate.

What are the benefits of a carport?

Carports are worthwhile investments that come with many benefits. Among them are:

  • Gives your car or other vehicles greater protection from the elements.
  • Provides additional storage space.
  • Safer than parking on the street.
  • A multi-purpose structure that can be used as a shed, a children’s play area, a shelter for pets and more.
  • Adds value to a home.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, cheques, money orders, direct bank transfer, EFTPOS and all major credit cards, such as Amex, Mastercard and Visa.

If your question hasn’t been answered here, please get in touch with us on 07 3555 7910. We’ll be delighted to provide you with more information. Alternatively, click here to contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!