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Redcar Porch Builders: If you don't want to invest a fortune but are still eager to improve the look of your house in Redcar, one smart way is to add a porch extension. In fact building a porch is among the most affordable and least disruptive home improvement projects you can do. An attractive porch will make the entrance to your home more appealing to buyers, will reduce heat loss through your front door, and give you some storage for those wet shoes and brollys.

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Any professional builder in Redcar, should be capable of helping you with plans and designs for a porch. You'll also get lots of inspirational and imaginative ideas for porches online.

If you decide to go with a porch, one of the first things you will want to consider is what materials you are going to be using for the walls, the roof, the door, the ceiling, the floor and the windows.

It would be as well to also think about decoration, furniture, internal design, storage options and the provision of electricity.

Do I Require Planning Permission to Build a Porch? When you are building a porch onto the front entrance of your property in Redcar, you shouldn't need planning permission if: your dwelling is a house, not a maisonette, flat or other kind of building, no section of the porch construction is over three metres above ground level, the external ground floor area isn't more than three square metres, no part of the construction is within two metres of any highway or 2m from the boundary of the property.

Your local planning office is the place to head for if you are at all unsure about the need for planning permission. Ask your chosen Redcar porch builder to help you out with this process. You should always be sure when it comes to planning permission.

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Building Regulations: Building regulations approval is of course an altogether different thing to planning permission. You won't need building regulations approval if any disability access is maintained, the existing exterior door remains in place and the porch is below 30 square metres and at ground level. Building regulations approval is invariably needed for electrical installations and certain windows.

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What are the Benefits of a Porch Extension? Adding a porch extension can have various benefits, including: enhancing the appeal of the property to buyers if you need to sell it, additional storage space, an extra deterrent to burglars, providing somewhere to stand damp umbrellas, hang coats and leave muddy shoes, giving character to a currently plain entrance, raising the value of the property, offering a place to park a bicycle and decreasing heat loss through your front door.

For the latest building regulations on porch construction look here: Porches.

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