If you are thinking about getting a porch, you will probably be wondering if you will need planning permission. The answer is you will not need one since adding a porch to your property is considered to be allowed development. Therefore, you will not require an application for planning permission, although you have to follow the following rules:

  1. The bottom floor section should not exceed three square metres.
  2. Parts of the porch should not be within two metres of an edge if the dwelling house and the highway.
  3. The height of the porch should not be more than 3 metres above ground level. 

Building Regulations

If you are building a porch on the bottom level and it is under 30 square metres in bottom level then having a building regulation approval is not needed. However, that is on condition that glazing and electrical installation follow the appropriate sections of building regulations. So, for a porch to be not liable to building regulation you must follow the rules:

  1. The front entry door among the current house and the new porch must stay in place.
  2. The porch must not harmfully affect access if your current house has ramped or level access for disabled people.

Contact Shrewsbury Windows for Porches

Shrewsbury Windows has over 21 years of experience in installing double glazing, uPVC windows, doors, orangeries and conservatories. Our showroom features a wide variety of products, so, please feel free to visit our showroom to see what we have to offer. Our range has lots of different styles and we also provide professional installations.

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