Porch Building Chalfont St Peter

Chalfont St Peter Porch Builders: There are many ways to enhance the appearance of your home in Chalfont St Peter, adding a porch extension is just one easy way to do this without spending a fortune. One of the simplest and most economical home improvement projects that you can do, building a porch can be very effective. Apart from preventing some heat loss and sprucing up the doorway to your house, a porch will also give a good first impression to buyers when you come to sell.

The best person to speak with regarding the planning and design or a porch is a specialist builder in Chalfont St Peter. You will also get plenty of inspirational and creative ideas for porches on the internet.

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

It would be as well to also think about furnishings, decoration, electric sockets, storage possibilities and internal design.

Planning Permission - Is it Required for a Porch? When you are building a porch onto the front entrance of your property in Chalfont St Peter, you should not need planning permission if: your residence is a house, and not a flat, maisonette or other form of building, the construction doesn't exceed a ground area of 3m2, no element of the porch is within two metres from the boundary of the property on which it is being built or within two metres of any road, no portion of the porch is over 3m above ground level.

If you are unsure about whether or not you need planning permission, shoot down to your local planning office. Your preferred Chalfont St Peter porch builder will no doubt help with this process. You should always be sure when it comes to planning permission.

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Building Regulations Relating to Porch Construction: The layman may not appreciate that building regulations approval is completely different to planning permission. When the porch construction is below 30m2 and on ground level, the existing exterior door stays in place and any current disability access is maintained, building regulations approval won't be required. Building regulations approval will be needed for electrical installations in porches and certain kinds of window.

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Porches - The Benefits: You might be wondering what benefits can be gained by putting in a porch extension, these include: extra storage space, boosting the value of the property, more security, giving more character to a currently plain doorway, offering somewhere to park bicycles, cutting down heat loss through your front door, providing somewhere to leave muddy shoes, stand umbrellas and hang coats and enhancing the appeal of the property to buyers in the event you need to sell it.

Chalfont St Peter porch building specialists can generally help you with porch design and planning, porch damp proofing, porch doors, porch materials and supplies, timber porches, porch renovation, porch door installation, oak porches, porch building regulations advice, porch repairs, cheap porch fitting, insurance estimates, porches and conservatories, porch conversions, low-cost porches, house porches and other porch related services in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire.

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