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Reading Porch Installation: For anyone who is contemplating having a new porch or canopy fitted on the front of your property in Reading, or maybe just repairing that shabby old porch which has been irritating you for ages, then you will most likely need to seek out the advice and help of a quality Reading builder. A general builder would probably be the best choice because there are quite a few different trades required for the construction of a porch or door canopy no matter what types of materials you use.

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Before commencing you must think about the construction of and materials for the roof, the windows, the door, the walls and the floor furthermore you will have to think about electrics, decorating, furniture and other issues depending on the size and design of your porch.

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A seasoned general builder in Reading will be able to assist you with the planning and design of your porch although you may choose to search the internet for a few inspiring designs and ideas to provide inspiration for your project.

Do I Require Planning Permission for a Porch? In many instances you shouldn't need to get planning permission for putting up a porch (on an external door in your house) so long as specific conditions are met: 1. Your property is a house, not a maisonette, flat or other form of building. 2. The external ground floor area of the porch is not over 3 square metres. 3. No component of the porch is within 2 metres of any highway or 2m from the boundary of the property. 4. No portion of the porch construction is more than 3 metres above ground level. Before starting construction of any porch project it is best to communicate with you local council planning office to make sure that everything is acceptable, your preferred Reading porch builder will be able to help you with this.

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Building Regulations: You could also not need building regulations approval provided that the present external door is not taken out, the porch construction is less than 30m2 and on ground level, any disability access is preserved. However you will need to comply with regulations regarding electrical work and windows (glazing). Once again you can talk to your builder or local Reading council offices for information about this.

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