Porch Building Guildford

Guildford Porch Builders: If you don't want to empty your bank account but are still eager to enhance the look of your property in Guildford, one smart way is to put up a porch extension. In fact building a porch is among the most affordable and simplest home improvement projects you can do. They say first impressions are important and a porch will help to give visitors to your house that good first impression.

For the planning and design of a porch it is best to consult with a general builder in Guildford. You can also get a wealth of information and inspiration for porches on the internet.

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

It would also be a good idea to think about furnishings, decoration, storage options, internal design and electrical sockets at this point.

Do Porches Need Planning Permission? At the time of writing this posting, you shouldn't need to apply for planning permission for a porch in Guildford if no part 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 highway, your residence is a house, not a maisonette, flat or other type of building, the exterior ground floor area of the construction isn't more than 3m2, no part of the porch is over three metres above ground level.

It's probably best to have a chat with your local planning office before pressing ahead with your porch. Your chosen Guildford porch builder will no doubt help with this process. To be on the safe side, you should always check.

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Building Regulations: Most homeowners might not appreciate that building regulations approval is very different to planning permission. You won't need building regulations approval if the existing external door remains in place, any current disability access is retained and the porch is less than 30m2 and is at ground level. Building regulations approval will be required for electrical installations in porches and certain types of window.

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Porches - The Benefits: There are various benefits to be gained by adding a porch, including: give you a little bit more storage space, enhancing the appeal of the property to prospective buyers when you need to sell it, providing somewhere to hang coats, stand wet brollys and leave muddy boots, lowering heat loss through your front door, making your entrance more secure, increasing the overall value of your house, offering a place to leave a bike and giving extra character to an otherwise plain entrance.

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