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Custom Pool Design - Building in My Front Setback

Did you know – Custom Pool Design and other below ground structures can be built within your front setback area.

As a general rule, you are not allowed to build structures within your property front setback. Your house, Sheds and garages all have minimum setbacks (and averaging) that they must comply with.

This can often result in wasted space on-site that offers little to no benefit to the home owner. With lot sizes getting smaller, being able to utilize this space could be of huge benefit.

Custom Pool Design and other below ground structures are a way that you are able to utilize this space. These structures do not need to comply with the minimum setbacks that your house does and they don’t count towards your averaging or site coverage either.

This frontage space is not always ideal which is where our ability to complete custom pool design can be of assistance. You may want something relatively basic, or you may want a swim up bar like our Karrinyup project (Click here for more photos)


Whether it be out of limestone, besser block, mass brick or other. We can complete the architectural and structural documentation required for your pool.

Documentation for custom pool design include the architectural and structural drafting, and structural certification starts from around $1000+gst and may increase from their dependent on design factors. If you would like to see if you can utilize your then please leave an enquiry on our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you.

You can view an example of using your front setback below. This photo is of an under construction pool and sunken bar that we designed and completed the documentation for. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for further photos and design tips!


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