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uPVC Porches and Porch Designs

 

uPVC porchuPVC porches are the answer to: where do you put those muddy boots, shoes and wet coats together with the other jumble we all seem to accumulate but cannot throw out.

 

uPVC Porches don’t cost the earth and once you have one you will wonder how you carried on before. Let me tell you why. Porches give you that extra room to put all those shoes, boots and coats that all seem to find themselves onto the back of chairs, door handles and of course the post at the bottom of the stairs. Another plus point of porches they keeps your house clean, shoes off in the porch please! The house is clean once more. Porches will also add valve to your property as it will give that extra bit of space plus enhance your house. One point people forget about is that porches will help to keep your house warm as it will cut down on heat loss. All the windows and doors will comply with FENSA regulations.

Porch security puts another barrier between you and an intruder, all the windows and doors will have multipoint locking systems that meet with insurance companies approval.

 

uPVC porchUpvc Porches and Planning permission

Planning permission may be required, don’t worry, as all double glazing and conservatory companies will automatically apply for this should it be required.

 

Listed below are the conditions that will attract planning permission. Porches of size (measured externally) of more than 3 square meters.

 

Porches higher than 3 meters above ground level. Porches less than 2 meters away from the boundary of a house or highway which includes all public roads, footpaths, bridle ways, byways, listed buildings and conservation areas.

 

So now you know what the regulations are, and by the way, building regulations are also a requirement, but don’t worry it just means that the porch must be built to comply with current regulations which are good for you as the job will be inspected by a building control officer to ensure it being built correctly.

 

Porch Designs

uPVC porchYou can have your porch designed in any shape or size you want but if you keep it simple it will look good and in keeping with the front of your house. 

 

 

Porches can be built with either a pitched or a flat roof, full length glazed panels, uPVC panels or a brick base the choice is yours, the important thing is that it matches your house
 
Ventilation is quite important, if you don’t allow for some opening windows you may find your porch get a bit warm in the summer and may shows signs of condensation in winter.

 

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