- Principle and building materials of a raised terrace
- The steps of building an elevated terrace
- Obligations for the construction of an elevated terrace
- Securing an elevated terrace
The elevated terrace is a good solution to increase the living space of a house without encroaching on the space available on the ground. Such an arrangement is, however, subject to various building permits and standards. Our advice to carry out a project of construction of an elevated terrace.
Construction of an elevated terrace
Principle and building materials of a raised terrace
The terrace on stilts has the advantage of increasing the living space of your home. It is possible to use different materials to build this type of terrace:
- wood (treated under pressure);
- composite wood;
- plastic and vinyl plastic.
To note: the choice of material depends on the use made of the terrace, your budget and the climate of your region. The expertise of a professional is therefore necessary here.
The steps of building an elevated terrace
|1||Elaboration of a terrace plan.|
|2||Preparation of the soil|
|3||Construction of foundations.|
|4||Installation of shore joists.|
|5||Installation of beams and columns.|
|6||Installation of the joists.|
|7||Placing the floor.|
|8||Installation of silt.|
|9||Manufacture of stairs.|
|10||Installation of a railing.|
|11||Installation of lattice at the bottom of the terrace.|
To note: build an elevated terrace remains complexdo not hesitate to contact a craftsman to implement your project.
Obligations for the construction of an elevated terrace
- In principle, you are entitled to develop a terrace very low elevation without having to ask permission.
- On the other hand, other raised terraces must be the subject of a preliminary declaration or building permit (depending on the project area).
Note: in the absence of legal and administrative details on the height of the elevation subject to authorization, consult the planning department of your municipality.
Securing an elevated terrace
The installation of a guardrail is mandatory for any raised terrace at 1 m above the ground. Indeed, the French standards for safety for this type of installation are extremely strict.
- The standard NF P01-012 imposes here the installation of a railing of 1 m of minimum height.
- In order to prevent a child from being able to pass through the protection, this same standard provides for the installation of a solid railing or consisting of bars spaced at most 11 cm apart.