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Guildford Porch Installation: If you are contemplating having a new porch built on the front of your home in Guildford, or perhaps just replacing that delapidated old porch which has been annoying you for many years, then you will most likely need to seek the guidance and help of a reliable Guildford building firm. A general builder would likely be the better choice as there are various different trades required for the construction of a door canopy or porch no matter what types of materials you're using.

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Before beginning you need to think about the construction of and materials for the windows, the roof, the floor, the door and the walls you will also need to consider decorating, electrics, furniture as well as other factors depending on the size and design of your porch.

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A competent builder in Guildford ought to be able to assist you with the planning and design of your project however, you may want to trawl the world wide web for a few imaginative designs and ideas to provide you with inspiration for your project.

Do I Need Planning Permission for a Porch? Generally speaking you should not need to get planning permission for putting up a porch (on any external door in your house) assuming that specific conditions are met: 1. Your dwelling is a house, and not a flat, maisonette or other kind of building. 2. The exterior ground floor area isn't over 3m2. 3. No portion of the construction is within 2m of any highway or 2 metres from the boundary of the property on which it is being built. 4. No section of the porch is more than 3m above ground level. Before commencing any porch it is advisable to contact you local council planning office to check that everything is alright, your chosen Guildford builder will be happy to advise you about this.

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Building Regulations: You could also not need building regulations approval as long as the existing external door is not taken out, the porch is lower than 30m2 and is at ground level, any current disability access is preserved. Though you will have to conform to guidelines pertaining to glazing and electrical work. Once again you should talk to your building contractor or local Guildford council planning office for advice about this.

View the present rules and regulations about porches here: Porches.

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