Porch Building Lichfield

Lichfield Porch Builders: There are lots of ways to improve the look of your house in Lichfield, adding a porch extension is just one splendid way to do this without spending a fortune. Building a porch is one of the cheapest and simplest home extensions that you can do. Apart from beautifying the entrance to your property, a porch has the added benefit of helping you save some heat loss.

It would be a sensible idea to talk to an expert builder in Lichfield regarding the design and planning of your proposed porch. 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 things you will want to consider is what materials you're going to be using for the roof, the windows, the ceiling, the walls, the floor and the door.

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

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Is Planning Permission Needed for a Porch? You probably won't need planning permission to build a porch on the front entrance to your house in Lichfield if: no element of the porch is more than 3m above ground level, the exterior floor area is not more than 3m2, no section of the porch construction is within 2m of any highway or two metres from the boundary of the property, your property is a house, and not a maisonette, flat or other form of building.

If you're unsure about whether or not you need planning permission, shoot down to your local planning office. Your preferred Lichfield porch builder will perhaps even do this for you. Be sure, and check!

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Building Regulations Relating to Porch Construction: You should bear in mind that planning permission and building regulations approval are 2 different things. Where porches are concerned you WILL need to get building regulations approval unless the porch area is under 30 square metres and is at ground level, the existing external door is not taken out and any current disability access is preserved. All electrical installations and certain kinds of window will need approval.

What are the Benefits? Adding a porch extension to your property in Lichfield can have certain benefits, these would be: enhancing the appeal of the property to potential buyers if you ever need to sell it, giving character to a currently plain doorstep, offering a place to park bicycles, increasing the value of the house, more security, lessening heat loss through your front door, additional storage space and providing somewhere to hang coats, stand brollys and leave muddy shoes.

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