Porch Builders St Albans

St Albans Porch Installation (AL1): Projecting from the entrance of a home or structure in St Albans, a porch is a covered, one-storey feature that may be completely enclosed or partially open to the elements. When it comes to creating a bit of extra space, reducing draughts and adding a touch of character to an otherwise drab wall in a residential home, porches are a smart way to accomplish this relatively cheaply. Porches are typically installed over the front entrance to a building.

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Sometimes in the British Isles an open porch is known as a canopy and a totally enclosed porch is often known as an entrance lobby. Around the globe there are several different sorts of porches including sleeping porches, screened porches, loggias, rain porches, lanais, sun porches, verandas and porticos.

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If you are currently considering getting a brand new porch build or an existing porch replaced or renovated on your property, you will need to bring in a builder in St Albans who's able to offer advice and guidance. The best option for this type of work is going to be a general builder, seeing that several different tradespeople will be needed for the installation of a porch, regardless of what materials it is made from.

Prior to starting you will need to go through the materials for and construction of the windows, the floor, the door, the walls and the roof you'll also have to give some thought to electrics, decoration, furniture along with other issues depending on the size and design of your porch.

You'll be able to browse the world wide web for inspirational and imaginative porch designs which you find appealing, and your selected general builder in St Albans will help you with the final design and planning of your porch.

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Do I Require Planning Permission for a Porch? Provided that specific requirements are followed, planning permission is seldom needed for erecting a porch on an exterior door of your property in St Albans. This holds true if: 1. Your dwelling is a house, and not a flat, maisonette or other type of building. 2. The external ground floor area of the porch is not more than 3m2. 3. No element of the construction is within 2m of any road or 2m from the boundary of the property. 4. No component of the porch construction is more than 3 metres above ground level. Although your St Albans building company can advise you regarding planning permission, you should still speak to your local planning department before moving forward with any porch building work.

Porches and the Building Regulations: You can also avoid the requirement for building regulations authorization as long as the porch construction is lower than 30m2 and is at ground level, any disabled access is retained and the existing external door stays in place. You will however have to comply with regulations and rules regarding glazing and electrical work. Again you could talk to your builder or local St Albans council offices for advice about this.

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St Albans porch building specialists can normally help you with aluminium porches, heating for porches, porch entrances, design and planning of porches in St Albans, storm porches, porch door installation, porch windows and doors, porch supplies and materials, house porches, porch plastering, planning permission assistance for porches in St Albans, insurance estimates, porch extensions, oak porches, restoration of porches in St Albans, lean-to porches, porches and verandas, quotes for porch installation, porch canopies, repairs to porches, UPVC porches, building regulations advice for porches in St Albans, porch installation, porches and conservatories, PVC porches, porch flooring and other porch related services in St Albans, Hertfordshire. If you live outside of St Albans you can also find porch building services in Marshalswick, Saint Julians, Fleetville, Napsbury, Chiswell Green, Frogmore, Park Street, Saint Stephens, New Greens, The Camp, Townsend, Porters Wood, Gorehambury, London Colney and other Hertfordshire locations.

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A few local Listings of local St Albans builders: Monk & Smith Building Contractors, Littlechild Design & Build, J Harris Building Ltd, RSJ Building Ltd, K Johnson Brickwork Contractors, TCHL Building and Property Maintenance, Hertfordshire Loft Conversions, DT Brickwork, Plaster Pepe Ltd, Realcure Ltd, Builders St. Albans, Handy24, Allied Building & Property Claims Management Services, Artisanbuildcompany Ltd, Red River Corporation Ltd, Pro-Fix Builders Ltd, Agc Construction Ltd, St. Albans Construction, A & B Constructions (London) Ltd.

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