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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.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent skill and very friendly."

    Sprinkler System
    By Rashang on 15th Jun 2020

    Z&H Plumbing Heating services. reply: Thank you you're very welcome. Zachary.

    • Joined Sep 2016
    • Established 1995
    • Porch / Canopy in Luton
    • Public liability insurance
    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

    "Despite problems with access (not of their making) I am delighted with the standard of work carried out, albeit in very wet conditions. I will certainly use them again."

    Underpinning / Foundation
    By Jan on 19th Jun 2020

    D and S Builders reply: Was a plessure to do your work Your neighbors however made life difficult to gain back entrance but we managed anyway

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

    Most recent homeowner review

    "He did a very good job took a little longer only because during lockdown it was hard for him to get the materials"

    Fencing & Gates - Wooden
    By Emily on 1st Jul 2020
    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Porch / Canopy in Woolaton
    • ID checked

    We cover all carpentry work from doors to attic conversions. All our work is carried out to a high standard and our gets are on our job quote page. We are in the construction industry for over 30 yrs and have first class trades men on our books to do...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent work efficient and very helpful in explaining what needed doing"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Eileen on 4th Feb 2020
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Porch / Canopy in Wigan
    • 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
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "Arrived promptly and job was completed quickly"

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Susan on 29th Jun 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Porch / Canopy in Manchester
    • 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

    "Great job thanks!"

    Concrete Base
    By Toby on 10th Apr 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Porch / Canopy in Ashford
    • Public liability insurance

    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
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "On time, on budget, clean job - and friendly folks. This wasnt a big one, but well executed. Thumbs up!"

    Bathroom Repair
    By Nicolas on 4th Mar 2020

    Mick's tidy up ltd reply: Thanks Nico. Keep in touch Mick

    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Porch / Canopy in London
    • ID checked


    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
    Most recent homeowner review

    "I had the same as omar. Paid a deposit. Daniel kept saying he was waiting for items to be dispatched time and time again. Loads of excuses why he never turned up. Never answered the phone and when I phoned the so called the main o..."

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Mick on 21st Mar 2019
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2016
    • Porch / Canopy in Redditch
    • ID checked

    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

    "Arrived promptly and were extremely hard-working. Completed the job to our satisfaction. There was a delay in the arrival of their materials but they stayed on until the job was satisfactorily completed."

    Concrete Base
    By Colin on 11th Jun 2020
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Porch / Canopy in Dartford
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Shaun and his team provided a service to remove an internal wall with some wiring, plastering and plumbing work to make the area good. We experienced a few issue along the way and the quote did increase along with a number of a..."

    Internal Walls
    By Stephen on 16th May 2020
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Porch / Canopy in Newton-le-willows
    • ID checked

    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

    "excellent service and great price, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Polite and friendly, would highly recommend"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Ryan on 17th Jun 2020

    Grant joinery/building ltd reply: Thanks for the review ryan

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

    At BPM Property Maintenance we pride ourselves on giving customers great value for money and excellent customer service. We turn up on time, we are friendly, reliable and we are here to help you with all your property maintenance needs, we specialise...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very polite and professional. Clean and tidy. Excellent job. Will definitely use Ben in the future."

    Curtains & Rails
    By Patricia on 6th Mar 2018
    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Porch / Canopy in Halesowen
    • ID checked

    Sole trader of rgj painter and Property Maintenance I'm available to carry out all various types of property maintenance including cold water plumping to roofing and plastering general maintenance I retrained after leaving the British armed f...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Chris was punctual and very professional his workmanship and attention to detail fantastic, I would very highly recommend Chris. His quite was very fair and his estimate on time to complete was good. He cleaned after himself every..."

    Internal Painting & Decorating
    By Paul on 21st Jun 2020
    • Joined Aug 2019
    • Established 2010
    • Porch / Canopy in Mansfield
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really professional, good worker, friendly and tidy"

    Lighting & Power - Internal
    By Rosie on 24th Jun 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 1998
    • Porch / Canopy in West drayton
    • ID checked

    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...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Lee, kept in touch with myself advising of the date and time he would be arriving, very competitive price, arrived as arranged, explained fully what the job entailed, even when we hit a snag offered a workable solution, job comple..."

    Roof Repair
    By John on 7th May 2020
    • Joined Dec 2016
    • Established 1999
    • Porch / Canopy in Doncaster
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "The work was carried out quickly and we were happy."

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Anna on 21st Nov 2019
    • Joined Nov 2018
    • Established 1970
    • Porch / Canopy in Coventry
    • ID checked
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