Porch Building Welwyn Garden City

Welwyn Garden City Porch Builders: If you don't want to spend a fortune but are still keen to enhance the appearance of your property in Welwyn Garden City, one good way is to build a porch extension. As home extension projects go, building a porch can certainly be one of the most effective, whilst at the same time being among the most cost-effective and easiest. Apart from preventing heat loss and smartening up the doorway to your house, a porch will also give a good first impression to buyers when you come to sell.

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You will need a specialist builder in Welwyn Garden City to help you with the planning and design or your porch. You can also get a wealth of information and creative ideas for porches on the internet.

The first decision that you will have to make, if you opt to go ahead with building your porch is what materials to use for the door, the walls, the roof, the ceiling, the floor and the windows.

In addition, you should be thinking about storage, furnishings, electrics, internal design and decoration.

Is Planning Permission Required for a Porch? You most likely won't need planning permission to build a porch on the front entrance to your property in Welwyn Garden City if: your dwelling is a house, and not a maisonette, flat or other form of building, no section of the porch construction is more than three metres above ground level, the porch does not exceed a ground area of three square metres, no part of the porch is within 2m from the boundary of the property or within 2m of any road.

If you're uncertain about whether or not you need planning permission, shoot down to your local planning office. Your preferred Welwyn Garden City porch builder will no doubt help with this process. Always check and double check where planning permission is involved.

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Building Regulations Relating to Porch Construction: Planning permission and building regulations are separate entities and one may be needed where the other is not. Where porches are concerned you WILL need building regulations approval unless the porch area is lower than 30m2 and on ground level, any disability access is preserved and the exterior door is not removed. Electrical installations and certain types of window do need approval.

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What are the Benefits of a Porch Extension? There are several benefits to be gained by putting in a porch, including: cutting down heat loss through your front door, boosting the overall value of your property, enhancing the property's appeal to potential buyers should you need to put it on the market, extra storage space, providing somewhere to stand wet umbrellas, hang coats and leave muddy shoes, giving extra character to an otherwise plain doorway, offering somewhere to leave a bike and making your access more secure.

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