At Evis Build, we build all manner of porches in Surrey, Kent and London. Our porch builders will work hard to make sure your porch is completed to exactly the specification you require and provide you with a space to remove and store your shoes, coats and umbrellas or eliminate any draught and heat-loss around your existing front door as well as enhance your home’s security.
Key points to consider about porches – Surrey, Kent or London
Although we can help design your proposed porch in Surrey, Kent or London and work through the finer details before we start your building work, there are a couple of points we think you should first consider before you give us a call.
Type of porch
Depending upon the function you will want your porch to serve, you should decide upon the type of porch you would like us to build. Generally, there are three types of porch:
- A door canopy porch consists of a tiled roof, and sometimes a pair of pillars either side, which provides shelter from the rain whilst opening your front door. There are no walls or doors on the sides.
- A half-glazed porch consists of a solid wall around the porch with partial glazing (often from waist-height upwards). A door and letterbox would form the access into the porch.
- A fully glazed porch consists of walls (and often the roof) constructed entirely out of glazing. You could compare a fully glazed porch to a mini conservatory. A door and letterbox would form the access into the porch.
There are three roof styles primarily used on porches in Surrey, Kent or London – gable (central ridge), skillion (lean-to) or flat. The type of roof you choose is a matter of preference and what would compliment your existing main roof as seen from the side of your front door. In certain circumstance, you may be restricted to the type of roof you choose depending upon features, such as windows on upper storeys and protruding walls, close to your proposed porch.
Local authority involvement with porches – Surrey, Kent or London
Once you have made some decisions about your porch in Surrey, Kent or London, you may want to know whether you need planning permission for your porch.