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Welwyn Garden City Porch Builders: If you'd like to improve the appearance of your home in Welwyn Garden City, but don't have a big budget to invest in the project, a porch extension could be a splendid option. 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 porch can be both attractive and useful in that it improves the overall look of your property, saves heat and provides added storage.

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To assist you with the planning and design of your porch, you will need to talk to a general builder in Welwyn Garden City. If you need more creative ideas and inspiration, try looking on the internet.

If you decide to start the ball rolling and build a porch, you will first need to consider your preferred materials for the roof, the floor, the ceiling, the windows, the door and the walls.

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

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Is Planning Permission Necessary for a Porch? When you are building a porch onto the front entrance of your property in Welwyn Garden City, you shouldn't need planning permission if: no part of the porch construction is within two metres of any road or two metres from the boundary of the property, no portion of the porch is over three metres above ground level, the exterior floor area isn't over three square metres, your property is a house, and not a flat, maisonette or other kind of building.

If you're unsure, your local planning office is the place to go for a chat about your porch construction. Your chosen Welwyn Garden City porch builder will be happy to help you with this procedure. You should always be sure when it comes to planning permission.

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Building Regulations: Most homeowners might not realise that building regulations approval is completely different to planning permission. You shouldn't need building regulations approval if the following are true: the exterior door is not taken out, the porch area is under 30m2 and at ground level and any current disabled access is retained. All electrical installations and certain types of window do need approval.

Benefits: Having a porch on the front entrance to your property in Welwyn Garden City can have several benefits, including: giving extra character to a previously plain entrance, more security, enhancing the appeal of the property to prospective buyers if you need to put it on the market, give you a little bit more storage space, boosting the value of your property, offering somewhere to park a bike, cutting down heat loss through your front door and providing somewhere to stand wet brollys, hang coats and leave muddy boots.

For all the latest regulations with regards to porch building look here: Porches.

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