Porch Building Abbots Langley

Abbots Langley Porch Builders: If you don't want to empty your bank account but are still keen to improve the appearance of your property in Abbots Langley, one great way is to add a porch extension. As home extension projects go, building a porch can be one of the most effective, while at the same time being among the most affordable and least disruptive. Apart from smartening up the entrance to your property, a porch has the added benefit of helping you save some heat loss.

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It would be a wise idea to talk to a specialist builder in Abbots Langley with regards to the design and planning of your proposed porch. There's also such a lot of useful information online that it would be an error not to go there for some imaginative ideas and inspiration.

Porches, of course, come in all styles and shapes, so one of your initial decisions will be what materials to use for the walls, the windows, the roof, the ceiling, the floor and the door.

At this point you might also think about decoration, power sockets, furnishings, internal design and storage.

Is Planning Permission Required for a Porch? You shouldn't need to get planning permission for a porch in Abbots Langley as long as the following applies to your case: no portion of the porch construction is more than 3 metres above ground level, the porch doesn't exceed a ground area of 3 square metres, your residence is a house, and not a flat, maisonette or other kind of building, no part of the porch is within two metres of any highway or 2 metres from the boundary of the property.

You can always pop along to your your local planning office for a chat if you're unclear whether you need planning permission or not. Ask your preferred Abbots Langley porch builder to help you out with this process. Always check and double check where planning permission is involved.

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Building Regulations: You should take note that planning permission is different to building regulations approval. Where porches are involved you WILL need building regulations approval unless the external door stays in place, the porch area is under 30m2 and on ground level and any current disability access is maintained. Building regulations approval will be required for electrical installations in porches and certain kinds of window.

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The Benefits: You might be curious to know some of the benefits of a porch extension, these are: giving more character to an otherwise plain doorway, raising the value of your property, an extra deterrent to burglars, give you a bit of extra storage space, enhancing the appeal of the property to prospective buyers when you need to sell it, cutting down heat loss through your front door, offering somewhere to park a bike and providing somewhere to leave muddy shoes, stand brollys and hang coats.

For the latest building regulations on porch construction take a look here: Porches.

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