Why a conservatory porch could be right for your home
A conservatory porch creates a grand entrance to your property, helping your home to stand out from the crowd.
Conservatories are great way of adding additional space to your home. Moving house is expensive and building an extension can be too much hassle, so for many people adding a conservatory is often the perfect solution, providing an extra room for relaxing or socialising. We most commonly associate conservatories with the rear of a house, but if you have plenty of land and want to add a point of interest to your home, why not consider installing a conservatory porch?
A conservatory porch can have a number of uses. If you don’t have a large hallway, a porch can give you that additional welcoming space you need to greet visitors and store any outdoor clothing. Alternatively, depending on its size and position, you could use it as a sun room and relaxation space – a large glass entrance catches the sun at different times of the day, making it the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
As well as providing you with some valuable extra space, installing a porch conservatory also offers a number of additional advantages.
A striking glass porch will add some individuality to your property, helping it to stand out from the crowd. When done well it creates a great first impression for visitors, and, when you come to sell your home, a grand entrance porch can boost the resale value and make the property more attractive to potential buyers.
Adding a porch to your property can help to improve the security of your home. It provides an additional barrier to your property, making it more difficult for would-be burglars to gain access, particularly if you choose a porch with durable glazing and a secure lock.
As energy bills continue to rise, we’re all looking at ways in which we can conserve energy in our homes and save money. A conservatory porch can help you to do this, creating an extra layer between your home and the outdoors, enabling your property to retain more heat. Modern glazing provides excellent u-values, often lower than achievable in solid wall constructed homes, and a porch is a great way to help prevent heat loss through the front door.
Do I need planning permission?
As with a standard rear conservatory, a porch conservatory is usually considered to be a permitted development and so you won’t need planning permission. The exceptions to this are if any part of the porch is more than three metres high, if the ground floor area of the porch is more than three metres squared, or if any part of the construction is within two metres of a public road or footpath. However, as with any building work we always recommend checking with the planning department before going ahead.
Adding a conservatory to your property can have many benefits, providing you with extra liveable space and potentially increasing the value of your home. And when it comes to choosing a conservatory there are so many options available to you, from luxury conservatories to smaller, simpler structures, and from conservatories that back onto your garden to grand entrance porches, so you’re sure to find something that suits your style and budget. We’re experts in conservatory design and fitting, so if you’re considering purchasing a conservatory, please get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to take you through your options.