A Porch without Planning Permission or Warrant
Fed up of shoes, coats and bags lying about the hall or nowhere to store the vacuum? A porch could be the ideal way to gain extra storage space and enhance the look of your property.
For planning permission not to be required there are some simple restrictions.
- The porch is not more that 3 metres sq.
- It is more than 2 metres from a road.
- Is not more than 3 metres in height.
Although planning permission may not be required it is worth obtaining a certificate of lawfulness which will confirm your porch does not require planning permission.Visit our certificate of lawfulness page for more information.
Do I Need Building Warrant?
There are also restrictions for building warrants.
- The porch is not more that 8 metres sq.
- Is more than 1 metre from a boundary.
- Does not contain any sanitary accommodation. (toilets etc…)
Again you can get confirmation from your local council that a building warrant was not required however it is not essential.
Although you may not have to apply for a building warrant the construction of your porch should still meet the current building regulations.
Do I Need Permission recommend getting professional drawings prepared for any additions or alterations to your home to ensure your construction meets the required regulations they can also form part of a contract between any builders or trades you use by agreeing your
required specification and design.