Porches provide additional space to your property for storing coats, shoes, pram/buggy or just as a spacious area to
your home. Having a porch on your home could also give an extra level of security as they are a great deterrent to even the most determined burglar.
Planning permission: Most porch projects won’t require planning permission if they are at ground level and under 3m in height, but there are some exceptions to the rule – for example, listed buildings will almost inevitably require permission for new porch extensions. You may also need permission if the porch will come within two metres of the boundary, public path or road. In any case, it’s always best to check with your local authority ahead of the build. It’s worth noting that most planning applications will come with a fee required. Your local council will be able to advise you on this.
Type of porch you choose: From straightforward screened porches to grand porticos with archways, the choices for porch design are vast. With so many styles and types to choose from, the cost of building a porch varies depending on your property and preference
Size of the porch: The bigger the porch, the higher the cost due to the need for more materials and time dedicated to the job. Materials used UPVC is generally considered the cheapest material followed by oak. Brickwork will usually increase the costs of building a porch but is a popular choice due to the customisation that it allows for. Text on this page has been used with permission. Copyright Checkatrade.
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