Porch Building Bexley

Bexley Porch Builders: If you are looking for a way to improve the look of your home in Bexley without spending a fortune, you could think about putting up a porch extension. Among the most economical and least disruptive of all the extension projects, building a porch can also be one of the most effective. An eye-catching porch will make the entrance to your property more appealing, will minimize heat loss through your front door, and give you a place to store those muddy shoes and wet umbrellas.

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To help you with the design and planning of your porch, you will need to consult with a qualified builder in Bexley. There is also so much information on the internet that it would be an error not to go there for some innovative ideas and inspiration.

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

You should also think about storage, furniture, internal design, decoration and the provision of electricity.

Do Porches Need Planning Permission? Generally speaking, planning permission is not required for a porch in Bexley on condition that: no part of the porch construction is over 3 metres above ground level, the porch construction does not exceed a ground area of 3 square metres, no element of the porch construction is within two metres of any highway or 2 metres from the boundary of the property, your property is a house, not a maisonette, flat or other form of building.

If you're uncertain, your local planning office is the place to go for a chat about your porch construction. The estimate from your chosen Bexley porch builder will probably include this liason with the planning office. It is always best to check.

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Building Regulations: Building regulations and planning permission are separate entities and one might be needed where the other is not. You won't need building regulations approval if the porch construction is below 30m2 and is at ground level, all current disabled access is preserved and the exterior door remains in place. Certain types of window and all electrical installations in porches will require building regulations approval.

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The Benefits of a Porch Extension: You may be interested to learn some of the benefits of a porch, these are: giving more character to a currently plain entrance, reducing heat loss through your front door, enhancing the property's appeal to prospective buyers when you need to sell, offering a place to park a bicycle, additional storage space, providing somewhere to stand wet brollys, leave muddy boots and hang coats, increasing the overall value of your house and more security.

The current porch regulations are available to view here: Porches.

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