Porch Types

There are a few types of porches you can build:

  • Brick Porch
  • Lean to Porch
  • UPVC Porch
  • Aluminum Porch

Planning Permission

Adding any extension to your house requires expert advice. Part 1, Schedule 2 of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 allows for a number of types of building works to a house without requiring planning permission.  

Front porches can be built under permitted development subject to a few limitations and conditions. A planning expert can navigate through the planning field and advise whether your proposed front porch needs planning permission.  This check is known as a pre-assessment and is a vital step to preventing unnecessary costs, time and breaches of planning control, which could lead to formal enforcement action.

Front porches can be built under permitted development subject to a few limitations and conditions.

Building Control

For smaller projects, building regulations approval isn’t required where the porch is:

  • Ground level
  • Less than 30 square metres
  • Existing front door remains in situ.
  • It doesn’t adversely affect access.

Compliance with Building Regulations usually relates to when the porch consists of windows and electrical installations. The architect provides the relevant details of the windows, and the electrical works needs to be carried out by a qualified electrician who certifies it is safe and compliant.

 

Costs

The cost of the porch depends on a number of factors, namely the type of porch, size and materials.

 A relative sized porch can cost around £2,500 – £5,000.