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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.

    Hello and welcome to fascias direct roofline upgrades! We are a local specialist roofline upgrades company and we have a full portfolio and many happy customers that you can see to ensure peace of mind. We are fully insured and all work is fully gua...

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    "i thought Lee was very good kept to his time schedual very clean worker very polite as were his co workers. I would recommend Lee to anyone."

    Fascias / Soffits / Cladding - Wooden
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    • Joined Dec 2016
    • Established 1999
    • Porch / Canopy in Doncaster
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Affordable Excellence from a truly professional team As a lone female searching for reliable builders is often hit and miss with companies being too bullish and full of their own ideas of what I need. Caro Construction have list..."

    Kitchen Worktops & Cupboards
    By Marcia on 14th Jan 2020
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2016
    • Porch / Canopy in Greenford
    • ID checked

    Widnes Joinery is run by Peter Collins a former National House Building Council Inspector. This ensures that all works are completed to the current building regulations. The company work is centred on Northampton however we have worked away as far as...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "We had an excellent experience of Pete and the team. Professional job done. Good quality finish. Trustworthy people too who do what they say they'll do. Will likely use them again. Thanks"

    Internal Walls
    By John on 24th May 2019
    • Joined Mar 2018
    • Established 2018
    • Porch / Canopy in Northampton
    • ID checked

    With over 25 years hands on experience transforming properties both inside and out! All of our work is completed to the highest possible standard and comes with a guarantee. We specialise in landscaping, building, plumbing and plastering

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Thanks for all your hard work Josh and Dan.Their were some minor issues regarding finish , but these we're quickly resolved and sorted with minimum fuss.Thanks again I'm very pleased with the work youve done."

    Porch / Canopy
    By Ed on 2nd Sep 2018
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Porch / Canopy in Halifax
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Prompt response, really reasonably priced and neat, tidy work completed quickly and effortlessly. Would use again and would highly recommend."

    Shelving & Hangings
    By Jaclyn on 2nd Mar 2020
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2003
    • Porch / Canopy in Romford
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Phil has done really excellent work throughout the house and he really went the extra mile with nothing being too much trouble. He was punctual, clean, polite and friendly and he would be the first person I would call to have any..."

    Laminate Flooring
    By Linda on 21st Oct 2017
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2012
    • Porch / Canopy in Peterlee
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Organised, tidy, effiecient trades people mananged well by Andrew. I have had to change my requirements but I will defintely invite Andrew and his men back to do more work."

    Internal Doors
    By John on 18th Mar 2018
    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Established 2010
    • Porch / Canopy in Edgware
    • ID checked

    Hello and welcome to our page. I am a specialist in bathroom design and installation. I am Advanced City & Guilds with distinction in plumbing heating & mechanical services and have 30 years experience. I seek perfection in all I do and all m...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Contacted me and arrived when he said he would and has done a great job replacing my cracked bath. Very happy customer"

    Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing
    By Maxine on 27th Jan 2020
    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Established 2017
    • Porch / Canopy in Liverpool
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "John provided a professional and helpful service throughout, from quote to completion of the project. A very honest and trustworthy man. Done an excellent job and left taking all waste matter. Would definitely call him again sh..."

    Concrete Base
    By Beverley on 18th Apr 2019
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2017
    • Porch / Canopy in Salisbury
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Decorative Solutions did an excellent job on converting my bathroom to a wet room. They worked quickly, efficiently, tidily and were always polite and helpful. Excellent."

    Complete Bathroom Refurbishment
    By Gloria on 28th Jul 2019
    • Joined Jan 2016
    • Established 2000
    • Porch / Canopy in Dagenham
    • ID checked
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