Before we go into the many merits of a porch, you MUST check that the porch you have set your heart on fully complies with planning laws and it will do if it’s a ‘permitted development’. For a porch to have ‘permitted development’ status it has to satisfy the following three points.
If it falls short on one or more of the above points you will need to submit an application for planning permission.
Building regulations also need to be adhered to. Exemption from building regulations approval is assured if:
Now that we’ve spoken about all that boring, albeit very important stuff, let’s inform you of a porch’s many selling points.
Win the battle against rising home crime by including a porch as it includes a number of secure features – dog bolts, multi-point locking system and anti-bump/snap cylinders.
One of the coldest areas in a lot of homes is the hallway. The exceptional thermal performance delivered by the UPVC / aluminium frames and energy efficient glass /solid roof will keep the cold out.
It is a well-known fact that home extensions add value to a property, and the same goes for porches. Their look, usefulness and the spaciousness they offer appeals to home buyers and will boost the property’s price tag.
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