When we decide on expanding our home we normally think about getting an orangery or a conservatory on the back of our homes. However, you can also extend the front of your home by getting a porch.
Porches do not require high amounts of investment, unlike other larger home extensions. While a porch doesn’t offer the same amount of space than an orangery or a conservatory. A porch has enough room to accommodate most items that clog up your hallway and stairs.
What Types of Items Go In A Porch?
- Jackets & Coats.
- Headwear / Hats.
- Trainers & Shoes.
- Umbrellas, scarves & gloves.
A porch should be designed to match the style and colour of your home. So that the porch enhances the look of your entranceway. St Helens Windows provides porches in brick, uPVC and aluminium plus many different styles and colours.
Adding an addition porch to your home will improve security as porches come with secure locking mechanisms. As well as hinges, handles and multi-locking systems with dog bolts, and anti snap cylinders.
Do You Need Planning Permission for a Porch?
You wouldn’t need to be too concerned about planning permission so long as the porch is within the permitted development. It would qualify so long as it meets the following guidelines.
- The Porch ground area does not exceed 3 metres square.
- The Porch shouldn’t extend more than 3 metres in height.
Building Regulations are not required so long as the following circumstances are met.
- The front door of the existing house and the new porch should be in the same place.
- If the current house as a ramp or access for disabled people, the porch should not affect access to the house.