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Heswall Porch Builders: If you would like to improve the appearance of your home in Heswall, but don't have a big budget to invest in the project, a porch extension could be the ideal option. Of all the possible home extension projects, building a porch is one of the most cost-effective and least disruptive. A porch can save you a substantial amount of heat loss through your front door as well as give a good first impression to visitors by smartening up your front entrance.

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You'll need an expert builder in Heswall to help you with the planning and design or your porch. You'll also get plenty of inspirational and innovative ideas for porches on the internet.

If you decide to get the ball rolling and build a porch, you will first need to consider your preferred materials for the roof, the windows, the door, the ceiling, the walls and the floor.

At this stage you might also think about electrical sockets, decoration, internal design, storage and furniture.

Do I Require Planning Permission to Build a Porch? As the law stands at the time of writing you don't require planning permission to build a porch in Heswall if no section of the porch is over 3 metres above ground level, the construction does not exceed a ground area of 3 square metres, no part of the construction is within two metres from the boundary of the property or within 2 metres of any road, your dwelling is a house, not a maisonette, flat or other kind of building.

It is always advisable to shoot down to your local planning office before pressing ahead with your porch. The quote from your chosen Heswall porch builder will likely include this liason with the planning office. To be on the safe side, you should always check.

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Building Regulations Relating to Porch Construction: Always remember that building regulations are different from planning permission. If your project means that the existing external door is not removed, all disability access is maintained and the porch construction is under 30 square metres and at ground level, you will not need building regulations approval. Electrical installations and certain types of window will need approval.

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Benefits: Having a porch extension on the front access to your home in Heswall can have numerous benefits, including: giving more character to an otherwise plain doorstep, preventing heat loss through your front door, additional storage space, enhancing the appeal of the property to buyers should you need to sell, an extra deterrent to burglars, boosting the value of your house, offering a place to park a bicycle and providing somewhere to stand damp umbrellas, leave muddy boots and hang coats.

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