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Adding a porch to the front of the house

Hi, I'm thinking of adding a Porch to the front of the House.

Nothing too big, hopefully no need for PP (just under 2m wide would be OK). The Driveway is paved with slabs but there is also a drainage channel which runs alongside the walls of the house to consider (there is a drain grid on either corner of the property which helps).

I expect we need footing for this, even if it is a fully UPVC porch.

What sort of depths do we need for this? Would it be better if we get a porch which has a few courses of brick at ground level?

Is there anything else I should be considering?

1 Answer from a MyBuilder Conservatory Installer

Hello, you should be able to get this under permitted development. I would always dig a minimum of 600mm from the true ground level, if you want a dwarf wall then it is best to build an internal skin of block work too, with a 100mm insulated cavity. Therefore I would recommend 450mm-500mm wide footings also.

The Little Conservatory Company.


Answered 12th Aug 2017

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