How can I build a 20 x 20 pavilion attached to my house?
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You first need to submit plans to your city to get a building permit.
Anything attached to a structure requires a permit and inspection schedule. First you need a set of plans to submit in order to obtain your permit. You can hire an architect to draw the plans for you if need be.
This is not quite what you asked for, but this is what we did. We had a 10x10 deck when we bought this house. My husband enlarged it to20x20. He wanted to root it, but I wanted the sliding door left unfolded for the sun. It is tricky to add a roof that will work well with an existing structure. So he roofed half of it , and made it slant to keep water away from house. In our area people copyed it. So much easier. The sun warms the kitchen in the winter. Blinds keep sun out during part of day in summer. In the end 10xx20 is roofed. If more shade is needed in summer, a quick pop up tent works on the unroofed part. Just an idea. A permit was easy an no inspection.
This is not an easy DIY project but here is an idea https://www.hometalk.com/diy/outdoor/rebuilding-a-gazebo-kiosko-10738200
Rebuilding a Gazebo / Kiosko!
Hi Teresa, it will be easier if you just build it next to the house, attaching to the house creates a lot of possible problems. That being said, here is a video that should help you out