Porch Building Newcastle-under-Lyme

Newcastle-under-Lyme Porch Builders: One superb way to enhance the look of your home in Newcastle-under-Lyme without spending a fortune is to put up a porch extension. In fact building a porch is among the most affordable and least disruptive home improvement projects you can do. A porch can prevent a fair amount of heat loss through your front door as well as give a good first impression to visitors by beautifying your main entrance.

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Any professional builder in Newcastle-under-Lyme, should be able to help you with plans and designs for porches. If you need more inspiration and creative ideas, try looking online.

The materials to be used for the roof, the walls, the ceiling, the door, the floor and the windows need to be considered before pressing ahead with your porch.

Other things to think about are electric sockets, decoration, internal design, storage options and furnishings.

Planning Permission - Is it Needed for Building a Porch? You may not need planning permission to build a porch on your home in Newcastle-under-Lyme if the following conditions are met: no part of the construction is within 2 metres from the boundary of the property on which it is being built or within two metres of any road, your residence is a house, not a maisonette, flat or other kind of building, no element of the porch construction is over 3m above ground level, the porch does not exceed a ground area of 3m2.

It is generally advisable to pop along to your local planning office before proceeding with your porch. Your chosen Newcastle-under-Lyme porch builder will most likely include this liason with the planning office in his estimate. To be certain, always check!

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Building Regulations Relating to Porch Building: You should note that planning permission is completely different to building regulations approval. You should not need building regulations approval if the following are true: the external door remains in place, the porch area is under 30m2 and on ground level and all current disability access is maintained. All electrical installations and certain types of windows in porches will need building regulations approval.

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Porches - The Benefits: You might be wondering exactly what benefits can be gained by putting in a porch, these include: giving character to a currently plain doorway, raising the overall value of your house, more security, enhancing the appeal of the property to prospective buyers if you need to sell, preventing heat loss through your front door, give you a bit more storage space, providing somewhere to hang coats, stand brollys and leave muddy boots and offering somewhere to park bicycles.

For the current building regulations on the construction of porches take a look here: Porches.

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