Porch Building Harlow

Harlow Porch Builders: If you're looking for ways to improve the look of your house in Harlow, a porch extension is a good way to do it without breaking the bank. In fact building a porch is among the easiest and cheapest home improvement projects you can carry out. An elegant porch can give a good first impression to anyone visiting your property, will add some value, and should save quite a bit of heat loss.

For the planning and design of a porch it is best to talk to a professional builder in Harlow. You can also get a wealth of information and creative ideas for porches on the internet.

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

You should also be thinking about the provision of electricity, decoration, internal design, furniture and storage possibilities at this stage.

Do I Need Planning Permission to Build a Porch? You shouldn't need to get planning permission for a porch in Harlow as long as the following applies to your case: no element of the porch construction is over 3 metres above ground level, your dwelling is a house, and not a maisonette, flat or other form of building, the porch construction doesn't exceed a ground area of 3m2, no portion of the construction is within 2m of any road or two metres from the boundary of the property.

Pop down to your local planning office if you're uncertain about any of this. Your preferred Harlow porch builder will most likely include this liason with the planning office in his estimate. To be safe rather than sorry, check!

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Building Regulations: You should not confuse planning permission with building regulations, as the two are completely separate. When any current disability access is retained, the external door remains in place and the porch construction is under 30 square metres and on ground level, building regulations approval won't be needed. All electrical installations and certain kinds of window will need approval.

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Benefits: There are various benefits to be gained by adding a porch, including: give you a little bit more storage space, lessening heat loss through your front door, more security, offering somewhere to park bicycles, giving character to a currently plain doorway, increasing the value of the property, providing somewhere to stand damp umbrellas, hang coats and leave muddy boots and enhancing the property's appeal to prospective buyers in the event you need to sell it.

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

Harlow porch building specialists will likely help you with porch restoration, brick porches, porch columns, porch building quotations, porch entrances, oak porches, porch doors, porch planning permission assistance, door canopies, porch awnings, timber porches, lean-to porches, porch canopy construction, porch windows and doors, porch repairs, porch damp proofing and other porch related services in Harlow, Essex.

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