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Ever Wished For More Space? Try A Porch

Space in your home becomes increasingly sparse once your family starts to grow and you accrue more and more possessions.

Entrance Porch in UPVC Rosewood

Relocating to a larger property is too financially demanding for some families and investing in a lavish home extension may be out of the question.

Decluttering the house could free up some space, but if that doesn’t manage to restore enough roominess, you could always extend the front of your residence by integrating a suitably styled porch.

Porches galore at Permaframe

Buying a porch is a cost effective method of adding space to your home and will really make your entrance stand-out.

Whether you want somewhere to put muddy boots, hang coats or you just need a bit of breathing space, a porch will give you that little bit of extra room and we can create something that suits.

They can usually be installed within a few hours, so any disruption caused at your home will be minimal.

Planning Permission for porches

Generally, porches are considered to be a “permitted development” and do not require prior planning permission.

Adding a porch to any external door of your house is considered to be permitted development when:

  1. The ground floor area (measured externally) would not exceed three square metres.
  2. 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).
  3. No part of the porch would be within two metres of any boundary of the dwellinghouse and the highway.

Should planning permission need to be obtained, please don’t worry! Permaframe will organise this on your behalf.

Building Regulations for porches

There’s also building regulations to contend with when installing a porch. Building regulation approval will not normally need to be sought when building a porch at ground level and under 30 square metres in floor area. The glazing used and any fixed electrical installations must also comply with current building regulations.

You have the green light to go ahead when the following is adhered to:

  • 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.

Start planning your porch now

Make an appointment with one of our sales consultants to begin the process of fashioning a porch that will put an end to your space-related headaches.


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