Porch Building Aldershot

Aldershot Porch Builders: If you're on the lookout for ways to improve the look of your home in Aldershot, a porch extension is a terrific way to do it without spending a fortune. Of all the possible home extension projects, building a porch is one of the most economical and least disruptive. Apart from smartening up the doorway to your house, a porch has the added benefit of helping you save heat loss.

Any professional builder in Aldershot, should be able to help you with ideas, plans and designs for porches. You can also get a wealth of information and imaginative ideas for porches online.

One of the first details that you will need to consider if you decide to take the bull by the horns and build a porch is what materials you'd prefer to use for the ceiling, the walls, the roof, the floor, the windows and the door.

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

Planning Permission - Is it Needed for Building a Porch? At the time of writing this article, you should not need to apply for planning permission for a porch in Aldershot if your residence is a house, not a flat, maisonette or other form of building, no component of the porch is within 2m from the boundary of the property or within 2 metres of any road, the external floor area is not over 3m2, no element of the porch is more than 3 metres above ground level.

If you are unsure, your local planning office is the place to go for a chat about your porch construction. Your chosen Aldershot porch builder will no doubt help with this process. If in doubt, check!

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Building Regulations Relating to Porch Construction: You should remember that planning permission and building regulations approval are two different things altogether. When the porch area is lower than 30m2 and is at ground level, the present external door is not removed and any disabled access is preserved, building regulations approval will not be needed. Building regulations approval is invariably needed for certain windows and all electrical installations.

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The Benefits of a Porch: Adding a porch extension to your home in Aldershot could have certain benefits, these would be: more security, providing somewhere to stand damp brollys, leave muddy boots and hang coats, additional storage space, reducing heat loss through your front door, increasing the overall value of your house, giving extra character to a currently plain doorway, enhancing the property's appeal to buyers if you need to sell and offering somewhere to park bicycles.

Aldershot porch building specialists can usually help with porch doors and windows, storm porches, porch door installation, aluminium porches, porch flooring, porch design and installation, porch conversions, porch extensions, lean-to porches, porch heating, porch building regulations advice, UPVC porches, porch entrances, oak porches, porch building quotations, affordable porches and other porch related services in Aldershot, Hampshire.

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