Double Glazed Porch
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double glazed porches - Glass Porches

For those of you who want to give your home a stylish and eye-catching look in Essex and the surroundings, then glass porches are the answer.

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Glazed Porches Advantages

Installing a contemporary glass porch is not only about the appearance, but there are also many benefits to having a house with a porch:

  • Glass porch enclosures let in the maximum amount of light into your property.
  • A front porch extension provides you with extra space and is somewhere where you can store your shoes.
  • Your enclosed front porch is also an area where you can take off your shoes and coat in the warmth, before entering the household.
  • Meanwhile, when you are stood in the porch, you are provided with a beautiful clear view of the outside world, without being caught out in the snow, rain or wind.
  • Porch designs, so long as they blend in with the exterior of the house and are of a good quality, can also add value to your property if you are thinking of moving.

Glass Porch Planning Permission

Adding a front glass porch to any external door of your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided:

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  • 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 here apply to houses not flats, maisonettes or other buildings.

Glass Front Porches Building Regulations

Building a glass 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 glass 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.

Disclaimer: This is an introductory guide and is not a definitive source of legal information.

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