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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

    "Excellent Trademan and very courteous"

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Michelle on 24th Mar 2021
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Porch / Canopy in Manchester
    • ID checked

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Friendly and prompt. I cannot rate the job until it rains!"

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By John on 2nd Mar 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's 2 young lads did a good job of digging out the bramble roots. Hopefully I can start to plant now."

    Garden Maintenance
    By Sally on 11th Apr 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

    "Darex is a polite lovely and professional guy. His work is neat and tidy. I highly recommend him."

    General Maintenance
    By Tj on 9th Apr 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

    "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

    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

    "Fast, thorough, very friendly and very professional. Can't recommend highly enough and I'll definitely be going back to D.H when I need more plastering work done"

    Plaster Skimming
    By James on 12th Apr 2021
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Porch / Canopy in Bristol
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "Excellent craftsmanship, fair price, would definitely use Justin again!"

    Internal Doors
    By Ashleigh on 27th Feb 2021
    • Joined Jun 2020
    • Established 1998
    • Porch / Canopy in Watford
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "I needed a quote for a house I was putting an offer in on, I got a detailed quote very fast, didn’t get the house so I didn’t need the job done but would consider this company for any future needs."

    Fascias / Soffits / Cladding - uPVC
    By Jemma on 14th Apr 2021
    • Joined Aug 2020
    • Established 2020
    • Porch / Canopy in Edinburgh
    • 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

    "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

    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

    "The tradesperson was really professional and efficient. He socially distanced well and he was wearing PPE so I felt comfortable. He stopped the leak in my roof and I am very grateful. I would definitely recommend GDL & Constructio..."

    Roof Repair
    By Amrat on 4th Mar 2021
    • Joined Mar 2020
    • Established 2010
    • Porch / Canopy in Harrow
    • Public liability insurance
    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
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Julian did an excellent job with repair and renewal of our fences. He agreed to renew an Arris rail but overlooked it. He did not include the cost of the removal of fencing remains in his estimate, which I thought was included bu..."

    Fencing & Gates - Wooden
    By Beryl on 9th Apr 2021
    • Joined Apr 2020
    • Established 2006
    • Porch / Canopy in Sidcup
    • 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
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Would do business again"

    Concrete Base
    By Mark on 22nd Feb 2021
    • Joined May 2020
    • Porch / Canopy in London
    • ID checked

    Property Management Company. -Free quotations -Friendly and Fast -Fair Rates -Work around whats good for you.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very informative and got the job done by mutual appointment. Moved any heavy items and cleaned up after themselves."

    Switches, Sockets & Fittings
    By Janice on 5th Apr 2021

    Remote Access reply: Thank you Janice, much appreciated

    • Joined Mar 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Porch / Canopy in Basildon
    • ID checked

    Fully qualified with over 15 years experience in the construction industry. Specialising in roofing, maintenance, guttering and rainwater goods. Friendly, professional, and reliable.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Professional approach clean and tidy workman all left in good order"

    Roof Repair
    By Alan on 22nd Mar 2021
    • Joined Aug 2020
    • Porch / Canopy in Cheltenham
    • Public liability insurance
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