Porch Building Walton-on-Thames

Walton-on-Thames Porch Builders: There are several ways to enhance the appearance of your property in Walton-on-Thames, adding a porch extension is a easy way to do this without emptying your wallet. Of all the possible extension projects, building a porch is one of the most economical and easiest. A beautiful porch can give a good first impression to anybody visiting your home, will add value, and can save quite a bit of heat loss.

Any professional builder in Walton-on-Thames, should be able to help you with ideas, designs and plans for porches. If you need more imaginative ideas and inspiration, try looking online.

Before any construction proceeds on your porch you should consider your preferred materials for the roof, the ceiling, the door, the floor, the walls and the windows.

You should also think about furniture, electric sockets, decoration, storage possibilities and internal design.

Is Planning Permission Needed for a Porch? As the law stands at the time of writing you shouldn't need planning permission to build a porch in Walton-on-Thames if no component of the porch is over three metres above ground level, no part of the construction is within 2m from the boundary of the property or within two metres of any road, your dwelling is a house, and not a flat, maisonette or other kind of building, the external ground floor area of the construction is not more than three square metres.

However, you should always seek the advice of your local planning office before proceeding. Your preferred Walton-on-Thames porch builder will likely include this liason with the planning office in his quote. It is always best to check.

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Building Regulations Relating to Porches: You should keep in mind that planning permission is different to building regulations approval. You shouldn't need building regulations approval if the following is true: any disability access is preserved, the porch area is less than 30 square metres and on ground level and the external door is not taken out. Building regulations approval is always needed for certain windows and all electrical installations.

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What are the Benefits of a Porch Extension? You might be interested to know about some of the benefits of a porch, these are: give you a little bit of extra storage space, offering somewhere to park a bike, more security, lessening heat loss through your front door, giving more character to an otherwise plain doorstep, enhancing the property's appeal to potential buyers if you need to sell, providing somewhere to leave muddy shoes, hang coats and stand brollys and boosting the overall value of the house.

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