Porch Builders Maidenhead

Maidenhead Porch Installation: When you're planning on getting a new porch constructed on the front of your home in Maidenhead, or perhaps even replacing that tatty old porch that has been troubling you for ages, then its a good idea to get the assistance and advice of a reliable Maidenhead builder. A general builder would probably be the ideal choice as there are numerous different trades involved in the installation of a porch or door canopy irrespective of what types of materials you use.

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Before commencing you need to look into the materials for and construction of the floor, the windows, the walls, the roof and the door you'll also have to consider furniture, electrics, decorating and various other factors dependant upon the size and design of your porch.

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A skilled builder in Maidenhead will be happy to assist you with the planning and design of your porch although you may wish to scour the internet for a few imaginative designs and ideas to provide you with inspiration for your porch project.

Do I Require Planning Permission for a Porch? In many instances you should not need planning permission for constructing a porch (on an external door in your property) assuming that several conditions are met: 1. Your dwelling is a house, and not a maisonette, flat or other kind of building. 2. The external ground floor area of the construction is not more than 3m2. 3. No part of the porch is within 2m of any highway or 2 metres from the boundary of the property. 4. No portion of the porch is more than 3m above ground level. Before going ahead with any porch it is wise to speak to you local council planning office to check that everything is within the guidelines, your selected Maidenhead porch builder will be happy to advise you on this.

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Building Regulations: You may even not need building regulations approval so long as the present exterior door is not taken out, the porch area is lower than 30m2 and at ground level, any current disability access is preserved. However you will need to comply with regulations and rules regarding electrical installations and windows (glazing). Again you should talk to your builder or local Maidenhead council planning office for advice about this.

Look at the current regulations and rules concerning porches here: Porches.

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