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Planning Permission & Building Regulations

The planning rules for porches are applicable to any external door to the dwelling/house. Adding a porch to any external door of your home in Somerset is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided:

  • The ground floor area (measured externally) would not exceed three square metres.
  • No part would be more than three metres above ground level (height needs to be measured in the same way as for a house extension).
  • No part of the porch would be within two metres of any boundary of the dwelling house and the highway.

Please note: the permitted development allowances described above apply to houses - not flats, maisonettes or other buildings.

Building Regulations

Building a porch at ground level and under 30 square metres in floor area is normally exempt from the need for building regulation approval. This is provided that glazing and any fixed electrical installations comply with the appropriate sections of building regulations.

For a porch to be exempt from building regulations approval:

  • The front entrance door between the existing house and the new porch must remain in place.
  • If the house has ramped or level access for disabled people, the porch must not adversely affect access.

For further information on our Porch designs - contact us online or if you prefer, call us now on 01373 452022 or visit our Frome Showroom, Somerset, and receive helpful, straight forward advice on a range of home improvement products in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere without any sales pressure.

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Conservatory Outlet - A Quality Network

Conservatory Outlet - A Quality Network

Conservatory Outlet is an established UK wide network of home improvement companies, specialising in the installation of superior quality double glazing windows, replacement doors, conservatories and bespoke orangeries.

As ambassadors of the Conservatory Outlet brand - Permaframe in Frome, Somerset has demonstrated an unrivalled commitment to quality, innovation and customer satisfaction. In return Conservatory Outlet provides Permaframe with the most revolutionary and sought after home improvement products currently available throughout Somerset, which are produced to the highest industry standards.

Throughout the UK, our logo is a trusted hallmark which guarantees your total satisfaction and peace of mind when you choose Conservatory Outlet for your home improvement.