Advantages of Porches

Find out some of the advantages in adding a new porch to your home.



Porches provide your home with additional security by having a second front door installed. It is possible to see visitors before letting them in giving extra peace of mind to your family and loved ones.

Energy Efficiency

Another advantage of a porch is the fact that you retain more heat thereby reducing heat loss and cutting down on energy bills.

Useful Space

Porches provide an excellent addition of space to your home which can be used for a variety of purposes such as hanging coats, storing shoes and other items of clothing.

Added Value

Adding a new porch to your house will add value and appreciation. This will also provide you will get a return on this investment in the long term.

No Planning Permission

In England and Wales, so long as the porch structure does not cover an area more than 3 square metres and is less than 2 metres from any boundary with a highway (including footpaths) you should not need to apply for planning permission.


If a porch is too expensive for you to build, then a very cost effective alternative is to install an over door canopy instead, which can be supplied in a variety of styles and colours to complement your home.