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Falkirk Porch Builders: If you're searching for a way to improve the look of your house in Falkirk that doesn't break the bank, you might consider adding a porch extension. Building a porch is one of the easiest and most affordable extension projects that you can do. Apart from smartening up the doorway to your home, a porch has the added benefit of preventing heat loss.

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To assist you with the planning and design of your porch, you will need to talk to an experienced builder in Falkirk. You should also get some inspiration and creative ideas for your porch on the internet, where there is a wealth of useful information.

What materials you are going to use for the walls, the door, the windows, the ceiling, the floor and the roof, will be the first details to consider if you decide to go with putting in a porch.

You should also think about furnishings, decoration, storage options, electric sockets and internal design.

Do I Require Planning Permission for a Porch? You should not need to get planning permission for a porch in Falkirk as long as the following applies to your case: no element of the porch construction is over three metres above ground level, no portion of the porch is within 2m from the property boundary on which it is being built or within two metres of any road, your dwelling is a house, not a flat, maisonette or other type of building, the exterior floor area of the porch isn't more than 3m2.

If you are uncertain, your local planning office is the place to go for a chat about your porch construction. Your chosen Falkirk porch builder will be glad to help you with this process. To be on the safe side, you should always check.

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Building Regulations Relating to Porch Construction: You should bear in mind that planning permission is different to building regulations approval. You won't need building regulations approval if the exterior door stays in place, any disabled access is maintained and the porch is less than 30m2 and at ground level. Certain types of window and all electrical installations in porches will require building regulations approval.

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What are the Benefits of a Porch Extension? The main benefits of a porch extension are: an extra deterrent to burglars, enhancing the property's appeal to potential buyers in the event you need to sell it, giving more character to a currently plain entrance, providing somewhere to stand brollys, hang coats and leave muddy shoes, reducing heat loss through your front door, raising the value of the property, offering somewhere to leave bicycles and additional storage space.

For the latest regulations on porch building look here: Porches.

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