Add a porch to your house for cleanliness and comfort
Adding a porch to your home is not just about adding an additional feature, it’s about creating a space where the outside detritus is contained and that’s really important in a colder climate.
Think of all the leaves, grass and mud tracked into the house during the rainy season and over Winter. How many times do you vacuum around the front door area? Where do you leave all those wellies and winter shoes, umbrellas and coats?
Apart from the practical advantages a good size porch creates a welcoming area to the home and more importantly provides a social space where family and friends can sit and connect with their community. In many areas of the United Kingdom there has been a resurgence of urban living and more of a need to connect with neighbours and build communities. A porch is a good way of doing that.
- the ground floor area (measured externally) would not exceed three square metres.
- no part would be more than three metres above ground level (height needs to be measured in the same way as for a house extension).
- no part of the porch would be within two metres of any boundary of the dwelling house and the highway.
This only applies to houses, not apartments, flats and maisonettes.