Porch Building St Helens

St Helens Porch Builders: There are countless ways to improve the look of your house in St Helens, adding a porch extension is just one easy way to do this without emptying your wallet. Building a porch can have a startling effect on the look of your home, yet is one of the most cost-effective and least disruptive projects you can carry out. A porch can prevent a considerable amount of heat loss through your front door as well as give a good first impression to visitors by smartening up your front entrance.

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It would be a wise idea to speak with a competent builder in St Helens regarding the design and planning of your proposed porch. For yet more inspirational and imaginative ideas you should do a search for porches on the internet.

What materials you're planning to use for the door, the floor, the walls, the windows, the roof and the ceiling, will be the first details to consider if you decide to proceed with putting in a porch.

Additionally you should be thinking about storage options, electrics, furniture, internal design and decoration.

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Is Planning Permission Necessary for a Porch? You shouldn't need to get planning permission for a porch in St Helens as long as the following applies to your case: no element of the construction is within 2 metres of any road or two metres from the boundary of the property on which it is being built, no element of the porch construction is more than three metres above ground level, the external ground floor area of the construction isn't more than three square metres, your property is a house, not a flat, maisonette or other form of building.

If you're unsure about whether or not you need planning permission, pop down to your local planning office. Your chosen St Helens porch builder will perhaps even do this for you. If in doubt, check!

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Building Regulations: You should note that planning permission is different to building regulations approval. Where porches are concerned you WILL need building regulations approval unless the existing external door is not taken out, the porch area is below 30m2 and is at ground level and all disability access is maintained. You will have to get building regulations approval for electrical installations and certain windows in porches.

Porches - The Benefits: Adding a porch extension to your property in St Helens could have certain benefits, these would be: offering somewhere to leave a bicycle, preventing heat loss through your front door, giving more character to a previously plain doorstep, enhancing the appeal of the property to potential buyers if you need to put it on the market, providing somewhere to stand wet umbrellas, hang coats and leave muddy boots, extra storage space, an extra deterrent to burglars and increasing the value of the property.

St Helens porch building specialists will likely help you with glass porches in St Helens, porches and conservatories, porch awnings, porch entrances in St Helens, brick porches, porch canopy installation, oak porches in St Helens, porch tiling in St Helens, porch renovating in St Helens, front porch designs and ideas, porch guttering in St Helens, porch canopies, house porches, porch repairs, porch flooring, front porches, porch doors in St Helens, porch windows and doors, porch extensions, storm porches, porch columns, porch building regulations assistance, porch planning and design, blockwork porches, porch lighting in St Helens, porch damp proofing, electrical installations in St Helens, lean-to porches in St Helens, aluminium porches in St Helens and other porch related services in St Helens, Merseyside.

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