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Hitchin Porch Builders: If you're on the lookout for ways to improve the look of your property in Hitchin, a porch extension is a smart way to do it that doesn't break the bank. Among the most affordable and least disruptive of all the extension projects, building a porch can also be one of the most effective. A porch can prevent a substantial amount of heat loss through your existing front door as well as give a good first impression to visitors by smartening up your front entrance.

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For the planning and design of porches it is best to talk to an experienced builder in Hitchin. There's also such a lot of useful information online that it would be an oversight not to go there for some imaginative ideas and inspiration.

The first decision that you will have to make, if you decide to go with building your porch is what materials to use for the door, the walls, the roof, the floor, the ceiling and the windows.

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

Is Planning Permission Needed for a Porch? You should not need to get planning permission for a porch in Hitchin as long as the following applies to your case: the construction does not exceed a ground area of three square metres, no portion of the porch is within two metres of any highway or 2 metres from the boundary of the property, your dwelling is a house, not a maisonette, flat or other kind of building, no portion of the porch is over 3m above ground level.

If you are unsure about whether or not you need planning permission, shoot down to your local planning office. The quotation from your preferred Hitchin porch builder will likely include this liason with the planning office. To be safe rather than sorry, check!

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Building Regulations: Whether or not planning permission is required, you could still need building regulations approval. You won't need building regulations approval if the existing external door is not removed, all disability access is preserved and the porch is below 30m2 and at ground level. All electrical installations and certain types of windows in porches will be needing building regulations approval.

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The Benefits of a Porch: There are certain benefits to be gained by putting in a porch, including: making your doorway more secure, boosting the overall value of the property, reducing heat loss through your front door, giving character to an otherwise plain doorstep, offering somewhere to leave bicycles, providing somewhere to hang coats, leave muddy shoes and stand damp umbrellas, additional storage space and enhancing the property's appeal to buyers if you need to sell it.

For all the latest regulations with respect to porch construction look here: Porches.

Hitchin porch building specialists will likely help with house porches, porch lighting and appliances, porch doors and windows, lean-to porches, wooden porches, porch sockets, porch waterproofing, UPVC porches, porch building estimates, glass porches, porch planning and design, blockwork porches, porch heating, porch door fitting, porch repairs, porch entrances, porch conversions, porch building regulations assistance, porch extensions, porch supplies and materials, porch planning permission assistance and other porch related services in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

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