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Designing and Building Porches throughout London

YourLondonBuilders.co.uk design and build front porches and front house extensions for homes throughout London. Amongst the reasons for wanting a front porch - 'kerb appeal' must be close to the top.

Front PorchesOur Front Porches are elegant, provide extra space and security and perhaps most importantly, help to insulate your home by reducing draughts. We will design your porch to match the style of your house as closely as possible.

We take care of aspect of the build - from design, foundations, brickwork, doors, windows, and roof at the most competitive price in London

Front Porch options include

  • Sloping roofs
  • Slate or terracotta tiles
  • Felted flat roofs
  • Pre cast fibreglass roofs
  • Floor to roof panels
  • Glazed windows
  • French doors
  • Patio sliding doors
  • Matching brickwork

90% of all new porch projects comes through customer recommendation. Our outstanding reputation is based on professional design values and uncompromising high quality finishes. All porches are guaranteed for 10 years giving incredible value for money at amongst the cheapest prices in London.

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Porch Building Regulations

Your Porch may be Exempt

Your porch may be exempt from building regulation control providing that

  • It is built at ground level
  • It is single storey
  • Floor area of less than 30 square metres
  • Glazing is to Part N Impact Regulations

As long as these provisions are met Building Regulations may not be required. Having said that, the process of Building Control for Porches is currently under review and it would be wise to check with your local council. Planning Permission for porches is not normally required as long as the project falls under the permitted development rules. Standard exceptions were planning permission is required are Heritage and Listed Buildings, and houses in conservation areas.

Porches - Work Involved

Foundations Base & Footing

All our building work on porches will comply with good building practice ensuring longevity and minimum maintenance.

Much of the critical work is in building a new base or renovating the old base.

Good Building Practice involves

  • Footings excavated to a minimum 450mm
  • Exposed pipes protected by concrete lintels
  • Level foundations of at least 150mm
  • Inner skin of cavity wall built to floor level
  • Hardcore laid to a minimum depth of 100mm ยท
  • A screed of sand is then laid
  • DPM installed up inner cavity wall
  • 100mm of concrete is then laid to floor level
  • Outer skin of the cavity wall built to floor level
  • Outer skin protected with DPM

Optional Work

Optional Work on Porches

Options Building Works include

  • Building Dwarf walls
  • Suspended flooring
  • Full height double glazing
  • Improved drainage
  • Brick, stone or Breeze Block walls
  • Internal plastering
  • External rendering
  • Steps up or down to the garden
  • Retaining wall for the garden
  • External and internal Lighting
  • Power Points installation
  • Tiled or slate sloping roof
  • Pre-formed flat glass reinforced plastic roof
  • Security Cameras

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