When settling on a porch design for your home, it is important to think about style – a style that not only you like, but a front porch or back porch that will also match the style of your house. There are so many different types of porches, that this can be a tricky decision, but should you need any help feel free to give us a call and we can give you a hand offering our expert advice, while supplying you with porch ideas that suit your needs, style and budget.
View the task of buying a front porch extension as an investment opportunity.
When buying an enclosed front porch, it can add money on to your property when you sell in the future, as long as the porch is of a good quality and blends in with the appearance of your property.
Consider what impression your front porch extension will have on the potential buyers when they first see your home.
Here at Grovewood of Essex our customers always come first and we want them to make the best choices when choosing a porch for their property. If you have any questions, our family run business will be more than happy to answer them while supplying you with a free no obligation quote.
There are many advantages to buying brick porches with a pitched roof:
Brick porches are pretty much maintenance free. They are also durable and will last for ages.
Brick porch extensions are fire resistant.
They are an extremely beneficial way of saving money, since brick can help lower heating and air conditioning bills.
Adding a brick built porch to any external door of your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided. Please note: The permitted development allowances described here apply to houses not flats, maisonettes or other buildings.
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.
Building a brick front 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.
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.
This is an introductory guide and is not a definitive source of legal information.
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