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    Hire a Porch Extension Specialist Near Me

    Finding a porch fitter in your area has never been easier. MyJobQuote has hundreds of reliable building companies across the UK making it quick and easy to get multiple quotes for a new porch build as well as making it simple to compare the best recommended contractors based on their previous work.

    A porch or canopy can improve the look of your home and help protect your entrance from the weather. Building a porch is a relatively simple construction project for DIY enthusiasts and can be built using a readily available materials in a few hours if you have the experience and the right tools to hand. however the complexity of the job depends on the type of roof you choose. The biggest challenge when building a porch is determining the rise and run of your home's roof. If doing the porch yourself you need to start by determining the type of roofing material you want to use (asphalt shingles, tile, slate, cedar shingles etc). Then you need to identify any electrical requirements for lights, fans or power outlets. Finally consider the placement of windows above your new porch roof, you need to leave at least 6 inches below the existing window sills.

    Porch Planning Permission & Building Regulations

    The planning rules and regulations for porches are also applicable to any external door. In the vast majority of cases, adding a porch to your house is considered to be permitted development, therefore not requiring an application for planning permission. However, to avoid planning when adding a porch to your house you need to ensure that the the ground floor area does not exceed three square metres, no part of the proposed porch is over three metres above ground level, and no part of the porch is within two metres of any boundary of the house and the road.

    There are additional specific regulations in place for adding porches to flats, maisonettes or other buildings. Building regulation approval is also not normally required when adding a porch as long as glazing and any fixed electrical installations comply with the appropriate sections of building regulations, the front entrance door between the existing house and the new porch remains in place, and if the house has access for disabled people, the porch must not adversely affect this access. When using the free quote service on MyJobQuote, you can easily find recommended local tradesman who will be happy to provide no obligation prices for any building work by simply providing details of your job plus your preferred method of contact.

    However, when comparing quotes, remember to compare on a "like for like" basis, the choice of materials, inclusion of VAT and any planning or building regulation approval can have a large impact on the final costs, as can the removal and dumping of any waste.

    Cost to Build a Porch

    Prices will vary considerably depending on the type and specification of the porch, but as a rough price guide, the average cost of a basic "cover" porch, just the tiled roof platform with a wooden frame which will provide some shelter you when opening your front door, is around £800. Whereas a fully enclosed 2m x 1.5m double glazed front porch will cost in the region of £2,500 to £3,000. Some builders will price by square metre (using the floor area), the typical quotes will be around £1000 per square metre, but will vary depending on if the porch is fully enclosed or not, whether partially or fully glazed, the type of wood cladding or external brickwork and whether a flat roof or a sloping tiled roof is specified.

    Choosing a Builder to Construct a Porch

    We have all heard stories about rogue traders and cowboy builders who take your money and leave your home in a worse state than it was in originally. To reduce the likelihood of you hiring a cowboy, you need to ask for recommendations off people you trust if possible. Then think out clearly exactly what you want the tradesmen to do before calling them. Check to see if you are dealing with a reputable tradesman and find out id they are they a member of any Trade Associations, then ask for previous clients whose names and contact details they can give out as references.

    Always get several quotes to compare prices, but bear in mind that the cheapest quote is not necessarily the best quote, for your peace of mind it is worth paying extra for a builder you trust. Never use a tradesman that uses door to door pressure sales to get customers and don't pay for the work in advance.

    We are a building business covering a variety of trades including general maintenance, roofing and ground work. We have a great work ethic and will try our best to accommodate your needs.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Highly recommended. All men were lovely and good company. Very high standard of work. Rob made sure that I was happy with the job. Thanks you."

    Internal Walls
    By Dasha on 28th Dec 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Porch / Canopy in Manchester
    • ID checked

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Came and did a great job at a reasonable price many thanks"

    Wooden Doors - External
    By Brian on 18th Jan 2021
    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Porch / Canopy in Woolaton
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Brilliant job and excellent service nice fella too"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Chris on 14th Nov 2019
    • Joined Jan 2016
    • Established 2004
    • Porch / Canopy in Southport

    D and S BUILDERS Formed in 2008, D+S Builders has many years of experience in the building contractors trade, and provides building services to clients throughout the region. The company is based in Nanpean (St. Austell). No job too small and free e...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent from start to finish!!!! Thank you so much!!!!"

    Roof Repair
    By Jenny on 6th Dec 2020

    D and S Builders reply: You are very welcome We are pleased that you are happy

    • Joined Aug 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Porch / Canopy in St. austell
    • ID checked

    We provide extremely high quality and cost-effective repairs, including maintenance and planned Improvements We carry out a full range of planned improvement works with the emphasis on multi-skilled work at various domestic properties within the Ash...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very professional and job done to a high standard , at a reasonable price. Cleaned up after themselves and would definitely recommend them"

    Floor Tiling
    By Brian on 14th Dec 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Porch / Canopy in Ashford
    • Public liability insurance

    We cover all carpentry work from doors to attic conversions. All our work is carried out to a high standard and our refs are on our job quote page, they speak for them selfs... i am in the construction industry for over 30 yrs and have first class tr...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I am very satisfied with the service, and as decided my job has been done on time."

    Shelving & Hangings
    By Symplicia on 23rd Dec 2020
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Porch / Canopy in Wigan
    • ID checked

    Marl Bridge Services are based in Wallasey and cover the surrounding areas. Trading since 2000 and backed with a long list of great reviews. Some of the Trades covered: - Cellar & Basement Conversion - Chimney Building / Repair - Concrete Base...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great communication could not make it on Day arranged, called me promptly to rearrange for next day . Job completed with no issues satisfied customer"

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By William on 10th Jun 2020
    • Joined Mar 2019
    • Established 2000
    • Porch / Canopy in Wallasey
    • Public liability insurance

    Able roofing and building have over 25 years in the construction trade from small jobs to new builds extensions etc . Brickwork jobs planning work from drawings to specific needs . All roof work from 1 slate to full re roofs flat roofs all work car...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent tradesman very prompt and good price"

    Roof Repair
    By Warren on 10th Jan 2021
    • Joined Sep 2018
    • Established 1998
    • Porch / Canopy in Accrington
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Tee was very friendly and professional. It was a good job and a very reasonable price. The area was not tidied up at the end."

    Plaster Skimming
    By Mangala on 10th Dec 2020
    • Joined Oct 2017
    • Established 2011
    • Porch / Canopy in London
    • ID checked

    Handyman working on private properties like homes, condos and other rental units or even with companies. My responsibility may encompass some plumbing, electrical, carpentry, security, gardening or hauling. My duties include: Changing light bulb...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Ion was awesome. Got the job done quickly and with ease. Would not hesitate to recommend or use again for similar jobs."

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Mark on 21st Feb 2020

    Construction international ltd reply: Mark is very friendly! Thanks for your time

    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2016
    • Porch / Canopy in Surbiton
    • ID checked

    Iv been a plasterer and general builder since I was 16 and really enjoy my job, I have many returning happy customers over the years and all work is always finished to the highest standard.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great communication overall -sorted in a timely manner and managed well job completed as described - competitive quote. Workers (lads) were ahead of time and very polite. Even went to the measure of showing me what loft hatch they..."

    Hatches & Ladders
    By Ramzan on 13th Jan 2021
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Porch / Canopy in Bristol
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Professional job completed within time scale advised."

    Plaster Skimming
    By Graham on 4th Jan 2021
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Porch / Canopy in Newton-le-willows
    • ID checked

    SKYLINE BUILDING AND ROOFING SERVICES have been active since 1978, with over 40 years experience behind them. Based in Formby and operating around the local area, they can help you with your Building and Roofing jobs.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent service quickly diagnosed and fixed the issue. Top pair of guys highly recommended"

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Mike on 23rd Nov 2020
    • Joined Feb 2018
    • Established 1978
    • Porch / Canopy in Liverpool
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very satisfied with the quality of craftsmanship"

    Garden Wall
    By Chris on 10th Aug 2020

    Mick's tidy up ltd reply: Many thanks Chris. Pleasure working for you on your property.

    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Porch / Canopy in London
    • Public liability insurance

    Hi, been doing this for a long time now, I have substantial experience in all building work and joinery finishing work, will offer advice and vision to achieve the job you want and expect, regards, phil grant. Cscs gold card holder.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Reliable and efficient"

    Wooden Doors - External
    By David on 17th Nov 2020

    Grant joinery/building ltd reply: Thanks Dave,where have you been

    • Joined Jun 2019
    • Established 1981
    • Porch / Canopy in Newcastle upon tyne
    • Public liability insurance

    We are a family run business since 2005, Kevin and Matthew [ father and son ] out on the road and Julie [ mum ] in the office. We cover all types of building work, extensions, fencing, decking and driveways, but we do like to specialise in kitchen a...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Kevin spent a lot of time discussing the options available and then went on to advise and investigate other problems I was having with my flat. He was helpful and informative without being bossy or intimidating. Overall, I really..."

    Laminate Flooring
    By Phil on 20th Nov 2020
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Porch / Canopy in Dartford
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very professional did a fantastic job top carpenter 10 out of 10"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Edwin on 25th Nov 2020
    • Joined May 2020
    • Porch / Canopy in London
    • ID checked

    PJ Heating & Plumbing Ltd have been trading since 2002 and offer a reliable service, having a wealth of knowledge in the industry and offer services at a reasonable price. Specialising in boiler fault finding, they can repair and also cover boi...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent work, prompt and fairly priced"

    Gas Boiler
    By Mathew on 21st Jan 2021
    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Established 2002
    • Porch / Canopy in Ilford
    • ID checked

    WE’ PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CLIENTS , SO WHETHER YOU REQUIRED A NEW KITCHEN , BATHROOM OR TOTAL REFURBISHMENT , THE WORKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT FROM START TO FINISH WITHOUT YOU HAVING TO WORRY A...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I have paid for job which was not completed. They said they will come next day, no one showed up. After a day he sent a message that he was busy and arranged another day to come, again no one showed up. That is unacceptable. I can..."

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Nataliya on 29th Sep 2019
    • Joined Oct 2015
    • Established 2007
    • Porch / Canopy in London
    • ID checked

    At Carpentry and Glazing Services, we have over 30 years experience within the Building Industry, Completing Period Property restorations, Repairs and Maintenance for Private and commercial Clients, Home improvements and emergency repair services. W...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Stephen was excellent.....he came out on Christmas Eve as i really wanted it done by Christmas...Stephen is a hardworking perfectionist and has a great EYE for detail. I would 100% highly recommend Stephen.... Thankyou for toda..."

    Porch / Canopy
    By Ste on 24th Dec 2020
    • Joined Nov 2019
    • Established 2019
    • Porch / Canopy in Devizes
    • ID checked
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