Porch with Full Height Glass in Essex

If you are considering installing a porch and want the maximum benefits, then why not install a porch with full height glass windows?


Advantages of Full Height Glass Porches

There are many benefits to installing a porch with full height glass:

  • The maximum amount of sunlight will be able to enter through the full height glass porch windows, to your household.
  • While standing inside your enclosed front porch, you will have a beautiful, clear view of the outside world.
  • Your house will stand out with this beautiful and elegant looking front porch.
  • This porch design will suit both back porches and front porches, while also providing space for you to store your shoes.


Invest in a Porch if you Plan to Sell your Home

If you are looking to sell your home in the future, then it is useful to know that a house with a porch will sell for more money, so long as the porch blends in with the house and is of a good quality.

What is also important when installing a front porch extension, is to make an impact on your buyers – the more beautiful and impressive your property looks, the more likely it will be that your home will sell. Never forget that first impressions count for a lot.


Trusted Porch Builders in Essex

It is always important to get a company that you trust, to install your full height glass porch.

At Grovewood of Essex, customers always come first and they work by the rules of being honest and producing work of the very best quality.

Full Height Glass Porch Design & Build

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Planning Permission

Adding a full height 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.  

Building Regulations

Building a full height glass 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.

For a porch with full height glass windows 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.

What We Do at Grovewood?

Quality & honesty are the foundation of our double glazing company. Priding ourselves on being able to deliver an unbeatable service for home and business owners throughout Essex, Suffolk, Kent & London.

Customers are welcome to request a visit to our factory, where you can have a look at how our products our made.

Why Choose Grovewood of Essex?

• No Sales People – Only Qualified Designers & Surveyors
• Our Best Price, First Time – Every Time
• Written Quotation & Specification
• Comprehensive Insurance Backed Guarantee On All Work
• Our After Sales Service Will Always Be Excellent – Ask Our Customers

Our Showroom in Wickford

We can also now arrange visits on request to our Aluminium or UPVC factories in Wickford, Essex. If you would like to do this, please contact us and we can arrange a visit for you.

Grovewood House, Russell Gardens, Wickford, Essex, SS11 8BF