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Do You Need Planning Permission To Have A Porch Fitted?


You feel a huge sense of pride when someone remarks positively about the appearance of your house. If that’s never happened to you, perhaps it’s a sign that you need to enhance its look. 

Entrance Porch in UPVC Rosewood

It could be a case of getting new windows put in, tidying up your garden or adding a touch of glamour to your entranceway with the addition of a UPVC or brick porch. 

There’s a lot to be said for a pretty porch. 

It can be stylistically matched to the setting so that it looks like an ever-present feature of your house, and you will also find it really convenient for storing items, such as shoes, coats and umbrellas. 

When bought from Balhousie, it will offer a reliable barrier against the outside world too, thanks to the incorporation of a multi-point lock in its design, and various other secure components. 

You just need to check first if you will require planning permission to have a porch installed. 

If it meets permitted development rights, you automatically have planning permission and don’t need to apply for it. 

To enjoy permitted development rights, it has to comply with all of the following:

  • its footprint (the total floor area it takes up) is no greater than 3 square metres
  • there’s at least 2 metres between the edge of the porch and any boundary facing a road
  • it isn’t taller than 3 metres
  • it isn’t within a conservation area

Please, never commence with a porch installation until it has been ascertained whether an application for planning permission is required. The last thing you want is to be ordered to remove it!

Balhousie can always take charge of finding out where you stand with it by contacting your local authority, and we’ll happily help out with the paperwork if an application needs to be made. 

Put your new porch in our trusty hands, and you won’t go wrong. Ask for a FREE quote here.


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