Porch Building Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells Porch Builders: One great way to improve the appearance of your house in Tunbridge Wells that doesn't break the bank is to add a porch extension. As extension projects go, building a porch can be one of the most beneficial, whilst at the same time being among the most cost-effective and simplest. A porch can be both attractive and practical in that it improves the overall look of your property, saves heat and provides additional storage.

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You will need a professional builder in Tunbridge Wells to help you with the design and planning or your porch. You could also get some creative ideas and inspiration for your porch on the internet, where there is a wealth of information.

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

You should also be thinking about electric sockets, storage possibilities, decoration, internal design and furnishings at this point.

Do Porches Require Planning Permission? Generally speaking, planning permission is not required for a porch in Tunbridge Wells so long as: no part of the porch is within 2 metres of any highway or 2m from the boundary of the property on which it is being built, your residence is a house, and not a flat, maisonette or other type of building, no element of the porch construction is more than 3m above ground level, the external floor area of the construction is not more than 3 square metres.

If you're unsure, your local planning office is the place to go for a chat about your porch construction. Your preferred Tunbridge Wells porch builder will most likely include this liason with the planning office in his quotation. It is always best to 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. Where porches are concerned you WILL need to have building regulations approval unless the porch area is less than 30 square metres and at ground level, the exterior door is not taken out and all current disabled access is retained. Building regulations approval is invariably needed for certain windows and all electrical installations.

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Benefits: There are a number of benefits that having a porch brings, including: decreasing heat loss through your front door, giving more character to an otherwise plain doorstep, additional storage space, enhancing the appeal of the property to potential buyers in the event you need to sell, increasing the overall value of your house, offering a place to park bicycles, providing somewhere to stand damp umbrellas, leave muddy shoes and hang coats and making your entrance more secure.

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