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Christchurch Porch Builders: If you are searching for a way to improve the look of your house in Christchurch that doesn't break the bank, you might think about adding a porch extension. Building a porch can have an amazing effect on the look of your home, while being one of the most economical and easiest projects you can carry out. A porch can be both attractive and functional in that it improves the overall look of your house, saves heat and provides additional storage.

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The best person to talk to regarding the design and planning or a porch is an established builder in Christchurch. You will also get lots of inspirational and innovative ideas for porches online.

Before any building work begins on your porch you should consider your preferred materials for the windows, the ceiling, the floor, the walls, the door and the roof.

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

Do Porches Require Planning Permission? In most cases, planning permission is not needed for a porch in Christchurch on condition that: no portion of the construction is within 2m from the boundary of the property on which it is being built or within 2m of any road, no component of the porch construction is more than 3 metres above ground level, your residence is a house, and not a maisonette, flat or other kind of building, the external ground floor area of the porch isn't more than three square metres.

It's always advisable to shoot down to your local planning office before proceeding with your porch. The quotation from your preferred Christchurch porch builder will most likely include this liason with the planning office. To be certain, always check!

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Building Regulations: Building regulations approval is of course different to planning permission. Where porches are involved you WILL need building regulations approval unless all disabled access is preserved, the external door is not taken out and the porch construction is below 30m2 and on ground level. All electrical installations and certain types of windows in porches will need building regulations approval.

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What are the Benefits of a Porch Extension? Having a porch on the main access to your home in Christchurch can have certain benefits, including: an extra deterrent to burglars, giving extra character to an otherwise plain entrance, enhancing the appeal of the property to buyers if you ever need to sell, extra storage space, reducing heat loss through your front door, providing somewhere to leave muddy shoes, hang coats and stand brollys, increasing the overall value of your house and offering a place to leave bicycles.

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