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building codes / standards

im a displaced carpenter from san diego living in fribourg with my wife as an independent. All things regarding building in san diego are easy for me.. but here?
This is the deal, im just trying to build a simple raised pool deck around an above ground pool. I need to know the building standards for ; footing depth, post size, ledger or beam (size), max handrail separation, hardware, live load overhang.
again... in sd i would have finished this project long ago, but i cant find the info. Any links or other contractors with advice would be appreciated

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Re: building codes / standards

Your best bet is to speak directly with the Bauamt (or whatever the equivalent is in French - the building department of your local community government). Rules and regulations will vary by canton and community. Moreover, how those rules and regs are applied (or ignored) may also vary, even within the same community.

Other people's experiences, while helpful in pointing out the most likely path you should take, cannot guarantee that you are in compliance within your own community. The local authority is the final arbiter. Go talk to them, bring along a fluent speaker if you are not.

Yes, navigating one's way through the jungle of permits, regs, unwritten 'rules', neighborhood agreement, selective interpretation, that is needed to build just about anything here can be frustrating. I wish you all the best with your project.
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