Licensing of Pergola Installers
For licensing purposes, pergolas are considered outdoor structures that must meet Building Code Australia (BCA) construction standards. At a minimum, they must be of sound construction to minimise the chance of collapse.
States and territories have different licensing laws for pergola builders and installers. In some states, pergola installers must be licensed if they construct pergolas over a certain cost. In many areas, licensing authorities make a distinction between timber and metal constructions.
Whether your pergola project requires a licensed installer or not, its always best to hire licensed professionals. Their trade license means they have proven their competence to the licensing authorities in your state. If a licence to install pergolas is not required in your state or territory, look for installers who have demonstrated their abilities in their previous work.