Porch Building Epsom

Epsom Porch Builders: If you are on the lookout for ways to improve the look of your home in Epsom, a porch extension is a easy way to do it without spending a fortune. In fact building a porch is among the cheapest and least disruptive home improvement projects you can do. A porch can be both attractive and functional in that it improves the overall look of your property, saves heat and provides added storage.

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A general builder in Epsom is the person you need to help you with the design and planning procedure. You could also get some creative ideas and inspiration for your porch online, where there is a wealth of information.

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

Other elements to think about are internal design, decoration, power sockets, storage possibilities and furnishings.

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Do I Need Planning Permission for a Porch? As the law stands at the time of writing you don't need to get planning permission to build a porch in Epsom if no element of the porch construction is more than 3m above ground level, no section of the construction is within 2m of any highway or 2 metres from the boundary of the property on which it is being built, the exterior ground floor area of the porch isn't over three square metres, your residence is a house, and not a maisonette, flat or other kind of building.

If you are unsure, your local planning office is the place to go for a chat about your porch construction. Your preferred Epsom porch builder will most likely include this liason with the planning office in his quotation. Always check and double check where planning permission is involved.

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Building Regulations: You should bear in mind that planning permission and building regulations are 2 different things altogether. If your project means that the porch is less than 30m2 and on ground level, any disabled access is preserved and the exterior door is not removed, you will not need building regulations approval. Certain types of window and all electrical installations in porches will need building regulations approval.

The Benefits: Adding a porch to your home in Epsom could have certain benefits, these would be: boosting the overall value of your property, enhancing the property's appeal to buyers in the event you need to sell, providing somewhere to hang coats, stand brollys and leave muddy boots, additional storage space, offering a place to park a bicycle, more security, giving extra character to an otherwise plain entrance and minimizing heat loss through your front door.

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

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If it is possible to get a builder who is affiliated with the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), that would be an enormous advantage.

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