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Cumbernauld Porch Builders: If you're searching for a way to improve the look of your home in Cumbernauld without clearing out your bank account, you could consider adding a porch extension. As home extension projects go, building a porch can certainly be one of the most beneficial, whilst at the same time being among the most cost-effective and least disruptive. A porch will spruce up the doorway to your house, prevent some heat loss and give a good first impression to visitors.

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The best person to speak with about the design and planning or a porch is a specialist builder in Cumbernauld. More innovative ideas and inspiration can be found by looking online, where the possibilities are endless.

If you decide to proceed with a porch, one of the first things you'll want to consider is what materials you're going to be using for the door, the windows, the ceiling, the floor, the roof and the walls.

It would be as well to also think about storage, internal design, furnishings, decoration and the provision of electricity.

Do Porches Need Planning Permission? In general, planning permission isn't necessary for a porch in Cumbernauld provided that: the exterior floor area of the construction is not more than three square metres, no component of the porch construction is over three metres above ground level, your residence is a house, not a maisonette, flat or other kind of building, no component of the porch is within two metres of any road or 2m from the boundary of the property.

You can always pop along to your your local planning office for a chat if you're unclear whether you need planning permission or not. Ask your preferred Cumbernauld porch builder to help you out with this process. Always check and double check where planning permission is involved.

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Building Regulations Relating to Porch Building: You should keep in mind that planning permission is completely different to building regulations approval. If your project means that the existing exterior door is not taken out, any current disabled access is preserved and the porch area is lower than 30m2 and is at ground level, you will not need building regulations approval. Building regulations approval is invariably needed for electrical installations and certain windows.

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The Benefits of a Porch: Having a porch on the main access to your home in Cumbernauld can have certain benefits, including: boosting the overall value of the house, giving character to a currently plain entrance, additional storage space, enhancing the property's appeal to potential buyers when you need to put it on the market, making your doorway more secure, cutting down heat loss through your front door, offering somewhere to park a bicycle and providing somewhere to stand damp brollys, hang coats and leave muddy boots.

The latest porch regulations are available to see here: Porches.

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