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    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

    "Friendly and helpful with useful advice. Would recommend and will use in future."

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Tamara on 6th Jul 2021
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Porch / Canopy in Manchester
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent job done by polite respectful builders."

    Roof Repair
    By Susan on 2nd Aug 2021
    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Porch / Canopy in Woolaton
    • ID checked

    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

    "Dave was professional, punctual, polite and efficient. His quote and his work were appreciated so much that he was recommended to my neighbours who are now employing him."

    Roof Repair
    By Kandy on 20th Jul 2021
    • Joined Aug 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Porch / Canopy in St. austell
    • 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

    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

    "Excellent job from Darex and the team. It was finished to a great quality. They were quick and professional. We are definitely hiring Darex again to finish our renovation project."

    Plaster Skimming
    By Monika on 17th Jun 2021
    • 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

    "Quality work for a very reasonable price. The quote he gave was the price I paid. Really did not believe it could be done so well. My porch turned out so much better than I thought it could. Tony was superb. Friendly and very..."

    General Repair / Maintenance
    By Maggie on 26th Jul 2021
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Porch / Canopy in Wigan
    • ID checked

    Professional company with many years experience in bathrooms, plumbing work, stoves. All building work, bathrooms showers kitchens and much more

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent job done from start to finish kept me informed from estimate to completing the job would highly recommend daniel"

    Electric Showers
    By Helen on 14th Jul 2021
    • Joined Jun 2017
    • Established 2008
    • Porch / Canopy in Lincoln
    • ID checked

    All roofing work undertaken, And tailored to your choice, Slating, chimneys , flatroofs ,facias , gutters

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Had my roof and gutters cleaned, pri or to engaging this firm to repoint my ridge tiles, Work undertaken on a Sunday, despite contractor being aware of heavy rain being forcast. Rain came, and sections of the pointing mortar en..."

    Slate & Tiled Roof
    By Gregory on 27th Jul 2021
    • Joined Aug 2020
    • Established 2020
    • Porch / Canopy in Edinburgh
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "We are so pleased that we found Dave to do our plastering work. From the first contact his communication was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and he was mindful of our timescales, working with us to make sure that the job w..."

    Plaster Skimming
    By Rachel on 26th Jun 2021
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Porch / Canopy in Bristol
    • Public liability insurance

    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
    • ID checked

    Started off with a plumbing apprenticeship when I left Left school In 1991 and then learnt how to plaster and do damp proofing. In 1995 to 2006 I worked for Leber construction And was trained in all aspects of building and construction, learning roo...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Justin was so helpful and polite. The quote was accurate and competitively priced. He did excellent work and I shall be hiring him again on a regular basis for all my bungalow maintenance work."

    General Maintenance
    By Eirwen on 2nd Jul 2021
    • Joined Jun 2020
    • Established 1998
    • Porch / Canopy in Watford
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very pleased with the painting of the wall, a difficult pebble dashed wall . Very pleasant , knowledgeable chap, efficient and helpful. We will definitely be asking him to do more jobs. Highly recommend this company."

    External Painting - Wall
    By Beryl on 9th Jul 2021
    • Joined Apr 2020
    • Established 2006
    • Porch / Canopy in Sidcup
    • ID checked

    GDL& construction ltd is a Limited company whit 8 Employers based on followings skills; Roofing services. External painting, Internal painting and decorating, carpentry, Flooring specialist, garden fance, Plastering, peving, tiler. For mo...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Good service and was helpful!!"

    Plaster Skimming
    By Yvonne on 25th Apr 2021
    • Joined Mar 2020
    • Established 2010
    • Porch / Canopy in Harrow
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Quick, professional and reliable"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Illa on 23rd Jul 2021
    • Joined May 2020
    • Porch / Canopy in London
    • ID checked

    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

    "Warning – Will not honour 5 year guarantee Lance was very quick to come out first time to do the work and take payment but the roof repair has already failed after only a year I reported the fact that the roof had begun leak..."

    Flat Roof
    By Tim on 18th Feb 2021
    • Joined Sep 2018
    • Established 1998
    • Porch / Canopy in Accrington
    • ID checked

    Based in Newton le Willows, we are happy to take care of all your plastering and building needs.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "To keep cost down I wanted to do alot of preparation work myself (remove ceilings and non supporting walls isolate electrics and move plumbing) Shaun was happy to quote for supplying steels installing them along with padstones. T..."

    Structural Steelwork
    By Andy on 15th Mar 2021
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Porch / Canopy in Newton-le-willows
    • 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

    T L home improvements is a fully insured family run business and was established in 1995 so we can offer you over 25 years experience in the building trade we offer a wide range of services from drainage and driveways, conservatory’s, extensions smal...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent service and very hard working. Would recommend to others"

    Tarmac
    By Alun on 6th Apr 2021
    • Joined Apr 2020
    • Established 1995
    • Porch / Canopy in Chester
    • Public liability insurance

    We've been serving the North East of England for 19 years installing and repairing gutters roofs. All plastics repaired and installed. Installing new dry ridge and verge systems.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Quick response job done in quick time."

    Roof Repair
    By George on 11th Jul 2021
    • Joined Mar 2019
    • Established 2002
    • Porch / Canopy in Sunderland
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "Very helpful. Job done."

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Lisa on 28th May 2021
    • Joined Feb 2018
    • Established 1978
    • Porch / Canopy in Liverpool
    • ID checked
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