Walkabout ExteriorIndustrial Exterior, Austin
Photo by. Jonathan Jackson
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When a permit might be required. Exterior work such as adding a deck, cutting down trees and building new fences or retaining walls are all elements that may or may not require a permit depending on design, location and the extent of the work.Exterior work on your home, like repairing siding and repainting, may or may not require a permit and can only be determined in context with the rules of your community. Replacing light fixtures, plumbing fixtures and appliances are all examples of work that historically did not required a permit but now may technically require one in some cases.
Regardless of the type of cover you choose, consider building the frame for your cover on an angle for extra protection. Think about the most common time of day you’ll be using the patio and work with an architect to determine the best angle for your home.
Nick Deaver Architect calls this house Walkabout, but it is located in suburban Austin, not Australia. The name is apt both for the building's vernacular appearance (covered in corrugated metal) and the low-maintenance landscaping, recalling a place more remote than it is. The linear house carefully locates shaded patios on different sides to provide outdoor space for different times of the day.