Porch Building Beeston

Beeston Porch Builders: Adding a porch extension to your home in Beeston is one splendid way of improving the look of it without emptying your bank account. Building a porch can have a startling effect on the look of your home, while being one of the most cost-effective and least disruptive projects you can carry out. Apart from beautifying the entrance to your property, a porch has the added benefit of helping you save some heat loss.

Any professional builder in Beeston, should be able to help you with ideas, plans and designs for porches. For even more imaginative and inspirational ideas you should do a search for porches online.

If you choose to take the plunge and build a porch, you will firstly need to consider your preferred materials for the floor, the door, the walls, the roof, the windows and the ceiling.

You should also be thinking about storage options, furniture, internal design, decoration and electric sockets at this stage.

Do I Require Planning Permission for a Porch? You may not need planning permission to build a porch on your property in Beeston if the following conditions are met: your residence is a house, and not a flat, maisonette or other type of building, the exterior floor area of the construction isn't more than 3 square metres, no element of the construction is within two metres of any highway or two metres from the boundary of the property, no portion of the porch is over 3m above ground level.

However, you should always seek the advice of your local planning office before proceeding. Your preferred Beeston porch builder will probably include this liason with the planning office in his quote. It is always best to check.

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Building Regulations: You should take note that planning permission is different to building regulations approval. If your project means that the porch construction is below 30 square metres and is at ground level, any current disability access is maintained and the exterior door is not taken out, you will not need building regulations approval. All electrical installations and certain kinds of window will need approval.

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The Benefits: There are certain benefits to be gained by putting in a porch extension, including: providing somewhere to stand damp brollys, hang coats and leave muddy shoes, lessening heat loss through your front door, enhancing the appeal of the property to buyers in the event you need to sell it, an extra deterrent to burglars, giving character to a previously plain doorstep, increasing the overall value of your house, extra storage space and offering a place to park bicycles.

To check up on the newest porch regulations visit this official webpage: Porches.

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