Porch Builders Colchester

Colchester Porch Installation: If you are thinking about having a new porch constructed on the front of your house in Colchester, or perhaps even upgrading that delapidated old porch which has been troubling you for ages, then you will most likely need to seek out the help and guidance of a quality Colchester building firm. A general builder would definitely be the ideal choice because there are various different trades required for the construction of a porch or door canopy no matter what sorts of materials you are using.

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Before beginning you need to evaluate the materials for and construction of the roof, the walls, the floor, the door and the windows you'll also have to think about decorating, electrics, furniture along with other factors dependant upon the size and design of your porch.

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A skilled porch builder in Colchester will be able to help you with the planning and design of your project though you might want to trawl the world wide web for a few creative ideas and designs to provide inspiration for your project.

Do I Need Planning Permission for a Porch? In many cases you should not require planning permission for putting up a porch (on any external door in your property) providing several conditions are met: 1. Your property is a house, not a maisonette, flat or other kind of building. 2. The exterior ground floor area is not more than 3 square metres. 3. No component of the porch is within 2 metres of any highway or 2m from the property boundary on which it is being built. 4. No part of the porch is more than 3 metres above ground level. Before commencing any porch project it's always best to speak to you local council offices to make certain that everything is alright, the Colchester builder should be able to advise you about this.

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Building Regulations: You might also not need building regulations approval providing that the existing external door stays in place, the porch construction is lower than 30 square metres and is at ground level, any disability access is retained. You will however need to comply with regulations pertaining to windows (glazing) and electrical work. Again you can ask your builder or local Colchester council for advice about this.

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