You might want to add a porch to provide shelter or add space at the entrance of your home.
As long as the following conditions apply, you won't need building regulations approval:
- The porch is at ground level
- It's less than 30 square metres in floor area
- The existing front entrance door of the house is staying where it is
- It won't adversely affect access for those with mobility issues
However, if your porch is more complex, involving extra windows and/or fixed electrical installations those you will need to submit a building regulations application as these works will need to be checked.