Porch Building Longton

Longton Porch Builders: When you're thinking about ways to enhance the look of your property in Longton, but don't want to spend a fortune, a porch extension is an option you may want to consider. In fact building a porch is among the most economical and least disruptive home improvement projects you can do. A porch can be both practical and attractive in that it improves the overall look of your home, saves heat and provides additional storage.

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You'll need a specialist builder in Longton to assist you with the planning and design or your porch. You will also get plenty of inspirational and imaginative ideas for porches online.

Porches, of course, come in all sizes and shapes, so one of your very first decisions will be what materials to use for the walls, the floor, the ceiling, the door, the roof and the windows.

Additionally you should be thinking about internal design, decoration, furnishings, the provision of electricity and storage options.

Do Porches Require Planning Permission? You might not need planning permission to build a porch on your property in Longton if the following conditions are met: the porch doesn't exceed a ground area of 3 square metres, your residence is a house, and not a maisonette, flat or other kind of building, no portion of the porch is over three metres above ground level, no section of the porch is within 2m from the boundary of the property or within 2m of any road.

However, you should always check with your local planning office before proceeding. Your chosen Longton porch builder will most likely include this liason with the planning office in his quotation. To be certain, always check!

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Building Regulations: Planning permission and building regulations are separate entities and one may be needed where the other isn't. Building regulations approval should not be needed if any current disabled access is retained, the porch construction is below 30 square metres and at ground level and the exterior door is not taken out. Electrical installations and certain types of window will need approval.

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What are the Benefits? There are a number of benefits that having a porch brings, including: enhancing the appeal of the property to prospective buyers if you need to put it on the market, offering somewhere to park a bicycle, giving character to an otherwise plain entrance, raising the overall value of your house, providing somewhere to hang coats, leave muddy boots and stand wet brollys, lessening heat loss through your front door, an extra deterrent to burglars and extra storage space.

For all the latest regulations with regards to porches look here: Porches.

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