The average cost of building a porch in the UK is £3,500 for a porch which measures 3 square metres in ground floor area and is constructed from a dwarf brick wall, a uPVC door, partial glazing around the perimeter and a tiled roof.
How much does a porch cost?
Although the above is an average porch cost for the UK, porches do vary significantly in their style, dimensions and specification. Hence, there are a couple of variables which will determine your total porch cost.
Type of porch
The type of porch you require will determine the cost to build your porch. An open ‘porch’ in the form of a door canopy will cost in the region of £600. A half-glazed uPVC porch consisting of a solid wall (usually up to waist height) is the most popular style of porch in the UK and usually costs in the region of £3,500. A fully glazed uPVC porch with no brickwork and a glazed roof usually costs around the same as a porch with a low solid wall as the extra cost of glazing is offset by the reduced installation time.
Although uPVC glazing is the most common form of fenestration in porches due to it’s low cost and low maintenance requirement, it isn’t to everyone’s taste. If you prefer redwood (softwood) or even hardwood fenestration, your costs will rapidly increase by 100% to 250% when compared to the equivalent sized uPVC windows.
You may also decide on a very contemporary porch with fully glazed walls that have minimal to no framing around the glass panes. A design such as this can quite easily cost upwards of £10,000.