Porch Building Whitstable

Whitstable Porch Builders: When you are thinking about ways to improve the look of your house in Whitstable, but don't want to spend a fortune, a porch extension is an option you might want to consider. In fact building a porch is among the cheapest and simplest home improvement projects you can do. An attractive porch will make the main entrance to your property more appealing to buyers, will reduce heat loss through your front door, and give you a place to store those muddy shoes and wet umbrellas.

If you need some help with the design and planning of your proposed porch, a competent builder in Whitstable should be able to help. There is also so much information on the internet that it would be an oversight not to go there for some innovative ideas and inspiration.

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

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

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Do I Require Planning Permission to Build a Porch? You most likely won't need planning permission to build a porch on the front entrance to your home in Whitstable if: your residence is a house, and not a flat, maisonette or other form of building, no part of the porch is more than 3 metres above ground level, no component of the porch construction is within 2m from the boundary of the property on which it is being built or within 2 metres of any road, the porch does not exceed a ground area of 3m2.

If you are uncertain, your local planning office is the place to go for a chat about your porch construction. See if your preferred Whitstable porch builder will come along with you. Be sure, and check!

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Building Regulations Relating to Porch Building: You should bear in mind that planning permission is completely different to building regulations approval. If your project means that the porch area is lower than 30 square metres and is at ground level, any current disability access is retained and the exterior door is not taken out, you will not need building regulations approval. You will need to get building regulations approval for all electrical installations and certain types of window in porches.

Benefits: Having a porch on the front entrance to your home in Whitstable can have certain benefits, including: give you a bit of additional storage space, preventing heat loss through your front door, enhancing the appeal of the property to potential buyers if you need to put it on the market, offering somewhere to park a bicycle, providing somewhere to leave muddy shoes, hang coats and stand damp umbrellas, increasing the value of the house, more security and giving character to a previously plain entrance.

The present porch building regulations are available to see here: Porches.

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If possible aim to use a building firm that is a member of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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