A porch is a structure that is attached to the front of your home, which can be either open or enclosed and is either a standalone structure or an extension of your existing home’s entrance. Porches are typically single story and can be anything from an open-air space with a roof or a fully enclosed structure perfect for storing your coats and shoes.
The first question most people ask when thinking about adding a porch to their home is do I require planning permission? Typically planning permission is not required, but this depends on factors such as the area, such as a if you are in a conservation area. In most areas, planning permission is not required as long as your situation meets the following criteria:
Whilst these factors may be the case for many homes across the UK, it is always worth checking with your local council before building your porch.
Whilst we have previously mentioned that many people do not consider the benefits to be worth the costs of building a porch – they often do not think of all the possible benefits they can bring to your home. Below we discuss a few of the main benefits, and hope to change your mind about the cost vs reward!
At Arc Design Services, we specialise in architectural design, dedicated to offering a fresh and exciting approach to every project. With this in mind, Arc Design Services could help you reap the benefits of adding a porch to your home, whether this is part of your renovation, extension, or new home designs. Contact our experts today at Arc Design Service at www.arcdesignservices.net or 0161 928 4433.