Gable End Front Porch Designs Essex

Gable style porches in Essex

There are so many different ideas for porches on houses, which is why choosing what kind of porch is right for your property can be a tricky decision.
If you feel that gable style front porches are the right style for you and your home, then you are on the right page.

Listed below are the three different enclosed gable front porch designs that we offer, along with details about each style.

Gable Porch Styles

Gable Style with Brick Walls

Our gable style porch has brick walls on the lower half of the wall, while windows cover the top half of the porch on the three outer walls. With a beautiful glass roof, this front porch will give any house an elegant touch.

Solid Gable Porch Style

This solid gable porch provides your home with more privacy, due to this style of porch having brick walls. The only windows on this porch are at the front, helping you to still receive some daylight through the windows so that you don’t feel completely enclosed. This porch also has a tiled roof, which adds to the secure and private feeling that this porch brings to your household (along with the bonus of not needing to clean a glass roof).

Gable End Front Porch

The gable end porch, has certain characteristics that are similar to the gable style porch, as it has the brick wall going halfway up and windows on the three outer walls, however this porch is with a gable roof.

Gable front porch extensions in Essex
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Planning Permission

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

  • The ground floor area

    The ground floor area (measured externally) would not exceed three square metres.

  • Height Restrictions

    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).

  • Boundary Restrictions

    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 gable porch at ground level and under 3 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 gable porch to be exempt from building regulations approval:

  • Front Door

    The front entrance door between the existing house and the new porch must remain in place

  • Disabled Access

    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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