What are the different types of porches?


Any home may benefit from having a front porch. You can personalise your porch to fit your home by adding a custom roof, uPVC windows, a composite GRP door, or an alternative front uPVC porch door option. Furthermore, our uPVC porch ideas will assist in enhancing your property’s energy efficiency. Our energy-efficient porches are improved by our composite GRP door line, which has the Ingenious locking mechanism as standard.

Some uPVC porch designs could require obtaining planning permission. We can assist you with this procedure. Front porches of less than 3 square meters may not require planning approval. However, if your uPVC porch design exceeds 3 square metres, clearance may be required. As a result, we can assist you with any planning and building regulations required for your uPVC porch design.

To get a quote for a porch call 01744 611203 or schedule a free demonstration today.

What are bespoke porches?

Our front porches are a great way of creating a characteristic look. Choose from a selection of double-glazing options, uPVC porch windows, aluminium frames, and several doors. Our front porch door options include composite doors, uPVC doors, glass doors, or traditional French porch doors. Plus, with a wide range of roof tile designs and brickwork choices, we can design the perfect front extension for your home.

We can arrange for one of our home improvement advisers to visit you. They will explain to you the variety of styles, brick porches, uPVC porches, roof and door colours, decorative options, and glass possibilities. Furthermore, they can advise on whether planning permission will be required.

What type of porch are you looking for?

    Front PorchSide PorchRear PorchBungalow PorchCanopyVerandahOther

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    What are the benefits of front porches?

    Discover front porch ideas with warmth and security. Adding a new porch to the front of your property offers an additional layer of security, helping to deter intruders. Furthermore, using uPVC double-glazed units with toughened glass and the Ingenious locking system, you can feel more secure knowing that the front of your home has an extra layer of warmth and security.

    uPVC porches a white upvc porch with black composite door

    What front porch ideas are designed for you and your home?

    Design a made-to-measure uPVC porch or brick porch to complement your property. Choose from a wide range of different roof tiles, including fashionable solid tiled roofs. Our roofing choices can make your brick porch ideas stand out or blend in with your existing roof. Furthermore, we manufacture a wide selection of glass verandas, a collection of contemporary verandah styles.

    Will a porch create that extra space in your home?

    Front porches provide an exceptional way to cater to more than just looking great and gathering mail. A small front extension is ideal for more than additional security. Brick porch ideas are ideal for storing dirty shoes or boots and a dry spot for jackets and pets. Meeting your requirements is something we aim to deliver, along with creating your dream front uPVC porch ideas.

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    What can I have on my front porch?

    Roof Porch Ideas

    Affordable flat roof

    Traditional pitched roof

    Contemporary hipped roof

    Stylish Gable End pitched roof

    Front Door Ideas 

    UPVC patio doors

    Modern Rockdoors

    Affordable uPVC doors

    Luxury French doors

    Contemporary composite GRP doors

    Window Frame Ideas

    Versatile uPVC window frames

    Modern Aluminium frames

    Traditional wooden and timber frames

    What front doors will compliment my porch?

    Give your home a jaw-dropping aesthetic with one of our fantastic porch door ideas. We offer a range of uPVC porch doors, composite and timber doors. A new front porch combined with one of our porch door designs can reinvent the look of your home. So, if you are looking for a new porch door or a replacement porch door, we have a team on hand to help. Call our team on 01744 611 203 to find out more. 

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    Pick your front porch idea from the comfort of your sofa

    Browse our porch ideas and canopy brochure from the convenience of your home, illustrating some unbelievable front porch ideas on offer. Relax and discover various designs for brick porches and canopies in our comprehensive brochure. We have a broad choice of Home Improvement brochures full of ideas for you, add your name and email below. The brochure contains information and inspirational front porch ideas to bring your home to life.

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      Would you like to find out more or discuss your front porch ideas?

      You can arrange a no-obligation online appointment from the convenience of your own home.

      Why should I switch to a composite door on my porch?

      Composite front doors can help to minimise sound pollution by reducing noise by 31 decibels, which means your new porch door will lower outside noise.

      Furthermore, GRP composite doors require little maintenance. Composite doors are weather-resistant, and our GRP composite doors provide exceptional weatherproofing. Allowing the doors to keep the bad weather out and maintain their appearance for longer.

      Try our free online composite door designer from the comfort of your home to create your ideal porch door.

      The online door designer is simple to use. Choose your door’s design, colour, glass, and accessories. Once you’ve selected your door options, you’ll be able to see a picture of your ideal porch door.

      What frequently asked questions are there for porches?

      The costs of building a porch can vary. There are many factors to consider when costing a porch. These include if you require a brick porch, uPVC porch or a completely bespoke one, window style and colour, what doors to choose and other specifications. Call 01744 611 203 and speak with the porch team today.

      A porch can be a small extension to the front or side of your property. A porch gives you an additional room, giving you space for your coats, shoes and other items or it allows you to use as a guard from any unwanted visitors. Click here to find out more about or porch options. 

      St Helens Windows has been building porches in your area for over two decades. Our family-run company covers areas across the North West of England, including St Helens, Liverpool, Wigan, Warrington, and more.

      What other home improvements are available?

      Conservatory Interiors

      See our full range of conservatories and colours. Each extension is completed with either double or triple glazing and can have an optional tiled roof to improve efficiency.

      Oak House Front Door With Aspen Glass

      Our series of composite doors are the perfect choice to refresh the look of your home. We supply and fit a variety of styles and colours perfect for your home.


      Transform your outdoor space with a low-maintenance veranda. Check out our luxury veranda range. A verandah is ideal for entertaining family and friends in the garden.

      What are the best canopies for doors?

      A door canopy can make a beautiful enhancement to any home. The canopy is ideal for most properties. A door canopy is easy to maintain and perfect for creating an outdoor space above the door. Furthermore, our canopies for doors are available in several designs, including the traditional door canopy and the contemporary bay canopy.

      At St Helens Windows, our door canopies offer reliability and quality. We also offer a selection of canopies for doors at the front, side, and back of your property. Front-of-the-house canopies and side canopies are popular with our customers.

      To get a quote for canopy call 01744 611203 or schedule a free demonstration today.

      Bespoke front porch ideas

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      UPVC porch design made easy

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      Customer service is something we pride ourselves on. And we think our customer’s testimonials express their experience with us.



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