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UK Porch Extensions: One superb way to improve the appearance of your property in the UK without emptying your wallet is to build a porch extension. As home extensions go, building a porch can be one of the most effective, while at the same time being among the cheapest and simplest. A lovely porch can give a good first impression to anybody visiting your property, will add value, and should save a fair bit of heat loss.

You'll need a general builder in the UK to assist you with the planning and design or your porch. You should also get some inspiration and imaginative ideas for your porch online, where there is a wealth of useful information.

If you decide to go ahead with a porch, one of the first details you'll want to consider is what materials you are going to use for the windows, the floor, the roof, the ceiling, the walls and the door.

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

Planning Permission - Is it Required for Building a Porch? As the law stands at the time of writing you don't require planning permission to build a porch in the UK if the construction does not exceed a ground area of 3 square metres, no element of the porch is within 2m of any road or 2m from the property boundary on which it is being built, your property is a house, not a flat, maisonette or other kind of building, no part of the porch construction is more than 3 metres above ground level.

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