Pergola & Fence

20 Jun

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Alright, so school is out for the summer and I was hired for summer school at the last minute so I am a much happier camper. The words “you’re hired” still lingered in the air as my my thoughts immediately turned to what my pergola was going to look like, how I was going to build it and what it was going to cost me.

As I did more research I found out this was going to require a permit and a drawing. So I did the best I could and submitted what you see above. I also put the fence and the pegola on the same permit to avoid paying the fee twice.

Well, the good news is that my first venture in getting a permit was a success. However, the town wants me to pay another fifty bucks because they say I need two permits, one for the fence the other for the pergola. I think they are being greedy, but they’re the boss so I guess I gotta do as they say.

I also called Dig Safely New York and they will be coming out “sometime before July third” to mark any underground utilities that I’ll need to look out for.

Younghouselove is going through a very similar process with their deck and their not having an easy time with it and it’s making me very nervous.

If anyone has any suggestions about how to improve the pergola plans I’d be more than happy to take some advice!

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4 Responses to “Pergola & Fence”

  1. Karen Anne June 21, 2012 at 6:49 PM #

    Hi, I noticed a couple of the wordpress blogs that I read including this one now have a rectangular thing at the bottom that says Blog at wordpress.com etc theme something or other. There seems to be no way to close it, and it covers up part of the blog. Any idea how to get rid of these things? I googled with no result. Thanks.

  2. BiGTOE July 7, 2012 at 5:34 PM #

    Get a permit for the fence, build the fence really high, then from the safety of your new yard build your pergola, problem solved. You can then trim down your fence to a typical size and use the extra wood for other projects. Wait, this just in, the pergola permit is way cheaper than all the extra wood, but it might just be worth it if your able to get slip one by the city inspectors.

  3. Anne Gridley July 31, 2012 at 4:45 PM #

    I have a question for you. Can you email me. thanks, Anne

  4. Ruth Collins December 30, 2012 at 4:55 AM #

    Hi, pergola is an attractive design to install. Thank you for sharing.

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