Porch Builders Sunderland

Sunderland Porch Installation: If you're contemplating having a new porch constructed on the front of your home in Sunderland, or perhaps even replacing that rickety old porch which has been annoying you for years, then its advisable to seek out the guidance and help of a quality Sunderland local builder. A general builder would most likely be the best choice seeing as there are quite a few trades involved in the assembly of a porch or door canopy irrespective of what materials you are using.

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Prior to commencing you must consider the construction of and materials for the floor, the walls, the door, the roof and the windows you will additionally need to consider furniture, electrics, decorating and numerous other factors dependant upon the size and design of your porch.

Porch Builders Sunderland

A skilled general builder in Sunderland should be able to assist you with the planning and design of your porch though you might want to check the internet for a few inspiring designs and ideas to give you inspiration for your project.

Do I Require Planning Permission for a Porch? In many cases you shouldn't need to get planning permission for building a porch (on any external door in your property) so long as several conditions are met: 1. Your property is a house, and not a flat, maisonette or other type of building. 2. The external ground floor area is not over 3m2. 3. No portion of the construction is within 2 metres of any highway or 2 metres from the boundary of the property. 4. No component of the porch construction is more than 3 metres above ground level. Before going ahead with any porch it's always best to speak to you local council offices to ensure that everything is within regulations, your chosen Sunderland builder will be able to advise you on this.

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Building Regulations: You may also not need building regulations approval so long as the existing exterior door is not taken out, the porch is less than 30m2 and is at ground level, any current disability access is retained. You will however have to conform to regulations relating to electrical work and windows (glazing). Again you will need to talk to your builder or local Sunderland council for advice regarding this.

You may also need to contact electricians in Sunderland, carpenters in Sunderland, painters in Sunderland, builders in Sunderland, scaffolders in Sunderland, bricklayers in Sunderland.

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