A Porch without Planning Permission or Warrant

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.

Building something without planning permission or building warrant is very rare but did you know you can build a porch without both?

Do I Need Planning Permission?

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.

For more information on porches visit our porch page or porch cost estimator page to find out what your porch project might cost.

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