As well as enhancing the façade of your home, a well designed and built front porch for your house in the UK can provide protection against the elements whilst removing your wellies, finding your keys or providing a place to put the shopping before opening the main house door. Our extensive range of double glazed porch designs include:
Adding a front porch to any external door of your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided:
Porches Mini Guide:
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.
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.
Disclaimer: This is an introductory guide and is not a definitive source of legal information.
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