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Leek Porch Builders: One great way to improve the appearance of your home in Leek without emptying your wallet is to add a porch extension. Among the cheapest and easiest of all the home extension projects, building a porch can also be one of the most effective. Apart from smartening up the main doorway to your house, a porch has the added benefit of helping you save heat loss.

For the design and planning of porches it is best to chat with an expert builder in Leek. For yet more inspirational and creative ideas you should do a search for porches on the internet.

Before any construction begins on your porch you need to consider your preferred materials for the windows, the ceiling, the roof, the door, the walls and the floor.

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

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Do Porches Require Planning Permission? At the time of writing this article, you should not need to apply for planning permission for a porch in Leek if no part of the porch construction is within 2 metres from the boundary of the property or within 2m of any road, the porch doesn't exceed a ground area of 3m2, no section of the porch construction is over 3m above ground level, your residence is a house, not a maisonette, flat or other form of building.

Pop down to your local planning office if you're uncertain about any of this. The quotation from your chosen Leek porch builder will most likely include this liason with the planning office. To be safe rather than sorry, check!

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Building Regulations: Whether planning permission is required or not, you could still need building regulations approval. If your project means that any current disabled access is maintained, the external door is not taken out and the porch is less than 30 square metres and at ground level, you should not need building regulations approval. You will have to get approval for electrical installations and certain windows in porches.

The Benefits of a Porch Extension: You might be wondering what benefits can be gained by adding a porch extension, these include: offering a place to leave bicycles, giving more character to a previously plain entrance, decreasing heat loss through your front door, enhancing the property's appeal to potential buyers when you need to sell, making your front door more secure, give you a bit of additional storage space, providing somewhere to hang coats, stand wet umbrellas and leave muddy shoes and raising the overall value of the house.

The current porch building regulations are available to see here: Porches.

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You should stick with builders who are registered members of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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